Things to Consider Before Relocating For A Job

The decision to relocate is a big one & can have serious repercussions on your career if taken lightly. Moving from one place to another is quite a stressful experience and requires careful planning and thought. It requires adjustment and compromise not just on the employee’s part but also by his family. Most people move in search of better job opportunities; to ensure that this move does not turn out to be detrimental for you in the long run, it is important to consider the important points given below.

Question 1 – Is The Employer Reliable?
Is your job secure? This is an important question to ask as all your efforts and hard work would go down the drain if after a few months of working at the new location, you find out that your employers have terminated you. Not just your efforts, all the little and big expenses involved in relocating would also amount to nothing.

Question2 – What Kind Of Job Opportunities Exist In The New City?
This question is relevant in case the scenario hypothesized in the previous point becomes a reality. Since it is always ‘better to be safe than sorry’, you should be prepared for contingencies and have a Plan B ready. Once you have analyzed the job market in the new location & established that there are considerable job opportunities for someone in your position, you can move on to thinking about other relevant considerations.

Question 3 – What Kind Of A Neighbourhood Are You Moving Into?
This is another important question to ask regardless of whether you are moving with your family or alone. If you have kids in the family, make sure there are good schools, parks, hospitals, etc. within reach. Even if you are moving alone, there would be free time on your hands when you will need to socialize, go out and have fun. Make sure that the community you are moving into is a good one and suits your lifestyle.

Question 4 – How Much Of the Total Costs Will Your Employer Cover?
Relocating involves considerable costs right from payments made to the movers, to paying the taxes and rental deposits for your new house, etc. have a talk with your employers and determine how much of the costs will be covered by them. It is important to ensure that your employers will cover a significant portion of the costs to save yourself from unnecessary burden.

Once you have an answer to all these questions, you can successfully determine whether you should relocate or not.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release November 2012

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Some Common Reason Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

You will hardly find a company in the market that has not, at one point or the other, faced the problem of high employee attrition rates.

In fact, this problem is common to small organizations as well as the bigger ones. Be it large MNCs, small businesses, new start-ups, this issue is one that is experienced by all.

Common Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

    • Dissatisfaction With Job Profile – If the employees are unhappy with the kind of work they are doing, they are more likely to leave. In workplaces where there is no clear demarcation between the job roles, the employees may feel overworked or underused.
    • Lack Of Appreciation Or Recognition – If there is not a proper reward system in place for those who perform exceptionally, it may result in bad feelings which might escalate into dissatisfaction.
    • No Communication Channel Between The Employees & Upper Management - When employees feel that they are not free to share their opinions, ideas & complaints, they feel disgruntled. It is essential that there be a proper & open communication channel in place.
    • Salary – It is another major factor that has a direct relation with employee satisfaction. Though a person may take up a low paying job many times, but be sure they are going to leave at the first opportunity they get.
    • Lack Of Flexibility – An employer has to be flexible if he wants to successfully retain his staff and ensure that they perform well. Many times an employee may need leaves for reasons like marriage, maternity, etc.
    • Lack Of Challenges – Though it may seem silly, boredom is also among the major reasons why quite a sizeable number of employees leave their jobs & look for better opportunities. Over a period of time, employees may feel they are doing the same thing over and over again & there are not getting to learn anything new.

Apart from these other reasons why employees leave their job includes dissatisfaction with the appraisal system and the feeling of being undervalued and overworked, etc. A good workplace is one where there is understanding and a healthy working relationship between the employers and employees

All You Need To Know For A Successful Job Search

Finding a perfect job is just like a dream come true. Today to start realizing this dream, there are a number of ways to find jobs such as recruitment websites, online job postings, resume services etc. However, the question still remains is that – How to get ourselves considered for a particular job?

Resume is the primary tool in getting a better job. It is the first thing that the recruiter comes across. Therefore, it should be effective enough in order to distinguish you from others. A notable Resume elucidates your interest in the company and presents your skills & experiences in a convincing manner. The below mentioned tips will surely help you out in developing a perfect Resume and make your job search a success.

Tips For Successful Job Search

  • Organize the information in a logical trend
  • Show your interest in the company and the job you are applying for
  • Highlight your skills and capabilities
  • Include your achievements in the resume
  • Tailor your information according to the job you are applying for and mention your experience accordingly
  • Pay special attention on spellings, punctuation, grammar, and style
  • Keep descriptions clear and to the point
  • Use simple font for convenient reading
  • Use short paragraphs, preferably 5 lines per paragraph
  • Avoid repetition of words
  • Limit yourself to pages not more than two
  • Make sure that your resume looks professional
  • Once your resume is complete, proofread it several times in order to avoid any flaw

It is well said,” First impression is the last impression”.  Your resume should be so impressive that the recruiter should get attracted and select you for interview. So just follow these easy tips and compose your resume accordingly. Surely you will come out with flying colors in your search for that perfect job.

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Switching Jobs With Caution

There are times when shifting from one job to another becomes the utmost priority of a professional. This switch over is not an easy step to undertake. It requires determination, courage and motivation on the part of the professional. With a person’s job, his or her dear ones are emotionally attached and financially dependent. So, before finally going for a job switch, self-introspection and preparation is called for. As difficult it may sound, switching jobs can be done in an easier way to find jobs if the following steps are followed:

  • Self-introspection: Extensive brain-storming is required for this. People need to assess; what they are lacking in the present job?  What are their priorities? Which type of work set-up suits them? Answers to these questions should get you started.
  • Evaluate your talent and skills: People need to evaluate their skills. If they find that the present job is not doing justice to their skills then they need to search which kind of jobs suit their skills the most.
  • Consider your financial situation: When planning for a change of job, people first need to secure themselves financially. They need to have some savings to support them for some time.
  • Go for Informational interviews: It allows them to talk to the professionals in the desired field, explain their situations, and gain valuable advice.
  • Write a new resume: A new resume should be prepared, meeting the requirements of the desired field. If additional knowledge and skills are required then it is better to take out time to join new programs or courses.
  • Do networking: Networking allows increasing information about the desired field. Making new professional contacts who can provide job related information, available vacancies, etc. is advisable.

Finally, before going for a job shift keep in mind that frequent job shifts, without proper planning can make a negative impact on your career, affecting the dream of moving up in the job ladder. But going through these steps, on the other hand, can drastically improve the chances of landing in a job that is worth your skills.

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