Career development advice for mid-life mid-career executives and managers: Job search following a layoff. This is one of my older videos – for a more recent one, click here.
When you read about relocation, your find that moving tips tend to focus on the departure area. What should you pack? How do you start planning in advance – 6 months, 3 months, 6 weeks, 1 week … on to M-Day.
The truth is, relocation stress often starts after you’ve arrived. You just moved to a new city to take advantage of a career opportunity. Now, just a few months later, you’re writing home to say, “I made a BIG mistake.” [Read more…]
Relocation stress is extremely common. Moving is a challenging life transition and is one of the top stressors. Yet often it’s hard to find resources to deal with the transition, in direct contrast to other experiences like divorce or bereavement.
Scroll down to watch a video summarizing the 3 myths that make the situation even worse. [Read more…]
Today’s Wall Street Journal included an article about identity shift. The author’s main point is that you need at least two years to make a successful transition.
The article talked about stress associated with divorce and job loss, but relocation can be even more stressful. One difference is that you can’t say, “Let’s do nothing for a year!” You’re there.
I’ve made a short video you can watch now.
Let me know what you think!
Sunday’s NY Times Workologist addressed this question:
My supervisor recently informed me that his request to buy some equipment through the company for his personal use had been denied because it was for nonstandard items — so he had placed the order in my name instead. He asked me to deliver it to him when it arrived. [Read more…]