Questions tagged [relocation]

Questions about moving one's residency for a job.

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Is It OK to ask for a delay in start date if relocation is taking longer than expected?

Question Having recieved a job offer and signed the associated contract, relocation is taking far longer than expected, and I no longer expect to have anywhere to live in the new city by the time I ...
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Seeking to work and relocate to Japan; would knowing Japanese improve my chances?

I just graduated and got hired in April in Germany as software engineer. However, I have wanted since my university days to study/work in Japan, in a video games firm, and this personal ambition is ...
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Company did not petition for visa in a timely manner. Is asking me to work from overseas, but wants me to take a paycut

I currently am on a work visa with an annual of USD$145K. Unfortunately, HR did not file paperwork on time, and my visa will expire in a month. I am fine going back, since I can apply for another ...
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I want to ask company flying me out for office tour if I can bring my fiance, entirely at my own expense

Here is my current situation: I am a student graduating in September who is looking for a full-time job. A company located across the country from me interviewed me (remotely) and extended an offer. ...
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Repayment of relocation expenses [closed]

I'm 8 months into a position and I've decided to move on. HR informs me that there is a relocation expense clawback clause in my contract. I had no knowledge of such a clause. I checked my contract ...
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Should I decline this job offer that requires relocating to an area with high cost of living? [closed]

Long story short, a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn about a position that he thought I would be interested in. I was thrilled after reading the job description along with finding out who the ...
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How do I answer questions regarding relocation

I'm applying for a remote position and it's out of state. I need advice on how to answer the question "Why not relocate". I want to be honest but just don't know how to phrase it. I work remotely ...
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Got fired, accepted an old offer, now they are doing a background check, what should I do?

I received an offer to relocate abroad when I was working for some company. I got fired some time after receiving this offer. Then, I accepted the relocation offer without disclosing I had been ...
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What guarantees that you have been officially offered a job abroad?

I'm planning to relocate to a European country as a software developer. I have on-going interviews with few companies and everything suggests that I will be getting at least two initial offers, one ...
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Can I use a temporary address on a job application if I'm new in town and don't have a permanent address?

I'm filling out a job application for a store in X city. I am moving to X city, and at the moment I don't have a permanent address. Usually I use my parents' address. But I want the company to know I ...
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Can I ask my new employer for additional financial assistance after accepting a job offer?

I have just taken up a new job at a different region from where I now live with my family. The job comes with an unfurnished accommodation. I am not currently financially OK to furnish the house. Is ...
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How strictly should I take “Candidates must be local”?

I've encountered a number of non-local job postings that contain lines of the form: Candidates must be local to <LOCATION>. No relocation fees will be provided. Assuming that the second ...
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What would a prospective employer's impression of someone having taken a “lower ranked” job to achieve a personal goal?

I'm an Australian software engineer in a bit of a limbo state between junior and established, having done a Masters degree before starting my first engineering job just under three years ago, kind of "...
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How do you find a company that will sponsor a visa? [closed]

Lets say you don't have an EU passport, nor a US one (or working visas). How can a fairly recent grad (in software, but let's assume any high tech job), who is a talented and passionate person, start ...
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Why majority of companies do not support “Visa sponsorship”?

I am a non-EU citizen who wishes to move to Germany for work purpose. As a result, I need to have a German work permit.Sadly, not all the companies provide relocation and visa sponsorship services. ...
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Company paying for expensive flights - is there any precedent for re-allocating that money?

I'm being relocated to a different country in a few weeks. As part of the package, the company pays for 4 roundtrip flights (travel time is around ~20 hours) in business class (so I can travel back ...
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Is it normal for a company to require my credit card for relocation assistance?

The company I am trying to work for uses Hogg Robinson Group for their travel management. They are requiring me to add my credit card in order to get a relocation allowance. Are these normal ...
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Looking to transition to a new role that lets me work remotely, but the position is a lower rate [closed]

My situation is a bit complex. Because my wife has moved to another state for her work, I want to be able to join her, but I don't want to leave my current employer. I've requested the ability to work ...
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Offer that requires relocation

I've been in talks with a tech company who are interested in hiring me, they've expressed that they're focusing on their Manchester(U.K) office, and want to know if I would be interested in a role / ...
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How to leave job when my boss is my wife's boss's husband, or vice versa?

Background: My wife and I are looking to relocate to another state for family reasons, and we have both been looking for employment in the area we want to move to. Currently, we both work for ...
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How to broach relocation with potential employers

I'm a software engineer with 10 years experience at a major US corporation but I'm looking for a change in scenery (literally and figuratively) and am starting to apply for lateral positions. This is ...
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Background Check and Relocation [closed]

Employer offered a job that required relocation and a background check I had been through background checks in the past and had no issues. A few weeks after providing my consent for the check, they've ...
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Spouse is leaving the company we both work for. I will follow but much later. How to handle questions?

Both my spouse and I work at a large corporation. The local branch has around 1,000 people. We are relocating to a different state - and my spouse goes first. I will follow in six months due to ...
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Can I negotiate my rent if it is a German company but they want me to relocate to another country?

Can I ask the German company to help me with expenses of housing to be able to move if they need me in another country in Europe?
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How to persuade company to offer relocation with transfer

The Situation My department has undergone radical transformations in the past few years, moving from 9 Regional departments to a set of geo-redundant departments, one in our headquarters on the East ...
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Asking about job location

I am soon to be college grad this May. I have received a very good job offer from a very respected company as a part of a rotational program. The only problem I have is that the offer is for the one ...
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My employer is moving office, can they ask me to resign if I don't accept the change? [closed]

My employer has just informed me that the business will be relocating to a different city in the Netherlands. I'm also planning to move house soon, which will mean that the commute to the office will ...
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Was my approach to negotiating reasonable?

I received an offer from one well established Company which I admire. This offer requires relocation to another Province and the offer is not as pleasing in comparison to my own package and there is ...
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I've been looking for an out-of-state job for 6 months now, what else could I do?

I'm currently attempting to locate a job in another state (NYC if that's relevant) and have been for ~6 months. What's further complicating my search is that I'm trying to shift careers at the same ...
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Interview optics: Telling an interviewer that I have already accepted an offer elsewhere

A month ago, I had onsite interviews lined up with two large software companies, Company A and Company B, with Company A being by far my first choice between the two. Both companies are located in ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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Informing company of willingness to relocate out of pocket if accepted

Two weeks ago, I applied to a job located in LA (I live in the east coast). There was no section dedicated to the relocation issue; I just mentioned my willingness to move as a side note on the ...
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Relocated for an internship, still no work permit [closed]

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...
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How to tell the headhunter that I need more time for relocating to an other country (contractor offer)? [closed]

I got a contractor job offer in an other country which I want to take but my problem is that they want me to start pretty soon. My notice period is one month and I should start at my new place 1 week ...
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Finding a company that is willing to sponsor relocation

Little context: Non-EU country citizen working in the tech industry as a frontend developer for nearly 2 years now. Self taught / no CS degree. The time spent in industry is not too much, but ...
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I got an offer to work in a different country

I am currently working in Mexico as a Web Developer Engineer. This morning, I received an offer to work as a QA Test Engineer in Georgia, USA. To be honest, I'm not afraid to change my location and I ...
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How to deal with a misleading employer?

I'm an IT student and I'm graduating this summer. (This is important because I need to remark my lack of experience dealing with employers, job offers and such). Because of this I've started to look ...
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After applying to a job in another city, why would an HR person ask me if my move is dependent on a job offer?

I applied to a job in another city (another time zone actually) and after an initial phone screen, the HR person emailed me asking if I was planning on moving or if the move was dependent on a job ...
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Job offer negotiation (salary and relocation expense)

I got an offer yesterday from a company in Chicago. When I spoke to the HR rep and asked him about relocation expenses, he mentioned that they usually prefer to hire local candidates and I was an ...
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How can I get relocation support from companies that don't offer relocation packages?

I am a developer attempting to move from NYC to San Francisco (for a whole plethora of reasons). The companies (mid-sized tech startups) I've interviewed with don't offer a relocation package. Are ...
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Relocation Agreement [closed]

Moved to the US 6 months ago on a temporary work visa and the company paid for all the costs associated with the move. I have a 2 year relocation agreement in the contract, however I want to quit and ...
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Asking your company for relocation in order to pursue MSc?

I live in a Non-EU / EAA country located within Europe (not Switzerland). Currently, I'm employed at a Dutch company and have a very satisfying salary which is far above the salary average in my ...
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Accepting internal position to leverage a new one

Applied for an internal Software Engineer Level II job and successfully interviewed. However, the offer is super low... (69k in Denver)... and I've been working for two years with them. Honestly, I'...
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Shall I mention during job interview that one of the reasons I applied is a desire to relocate? [closed]

When asked about my motives for applying to the position, shall I mention, among other things (like being a good fit and seeing a lot of opportunities in the position) that I do want to relocate to "a ...
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How to politely tell recruiters you're only interested in jobs in a specific location?

I'm looking for jobs on the other side of the country to where I'm currently based and, since uploading my CV to a few major jobsites, I have been receiving 10-15 calls/emails a day from recruiters. ...
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Already planning to move - less likely to receive relocation assistance with job offer?

The situation: My family and I live in the USA and are planning to move across the country to be closer to our immediate families. As such, I've been job searching and researching relocation ...
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Change employment contracts due to relocation

Our organisation is planning a a restructure that will involve relocating some staff to other sites, as well as outsourcing a major function to a sub-contractor. I have been asked to: Summarise how ...
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How to answer why someone would want to work in Malaysia as a foreigner?

This question is for X, a very close relative of mine with around 20 years of experience as a software developer. He lives in an Asian country Y, which he thinks is a "dustbin". And Y indeed is a ...
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Job search in another country?

So, because my partner has been offered an excellent position abroad and I would like to join them there, I am about to start a job hunt in another country. Unlike my partner, who was living there at ...
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Offered job overseas, but employer reluctant to offer any sort of relocation package

I'm in the UK and have been offered a position with a software developer (currently a one-man-band) in Norway. I have known the chap for a few years, and he has a successful product in Norway and ...