Hello HomeAt30 readers! After a few months off the job, I’m happy to be back in action with Josh for the remainder of 2019. My experiences between January and today include a new job (same company), new location, and new life opportunities. I’ve learned a ton over the last few months. Much of what I’ve experienced can be repurposed in a way that helps everyone who reads the site. After a bit of planning, that’s exactly what I’ve opted to do. So, coming soon, look out for my eBook – A comprehensive guide to relocation!
As someone who has relocated three times in under five years, I’ve learned a ton about the most efficient (and inefficient) ways to get from A to B. Many folks who move cross country miss out on ways to keep their bank account in better shape. That’s why I wanted to document my experience for everyone to see. I did a lot of things right when I moved, but also made mistakes that cost me hundreds (maybe thousands).
Relocating, whether for work or life in general, is a hard and multi-step process. I recently picked up everything in Boston and moved out west to Salt Lake City, Utah. This was the result of a territory switch (sales lingo) where I took over the “West” and someone else took the “East”. Through it all I’m still with the same software company, Acquia. I’ve wanted a remote position at my company for quite a while, and finally got my wish!
Why write an eBook?
What’s the ultimate goal and guarantee of a “guide to relocation” eBook? Simple: Readers will save anywhere from $1,000-$5,000 off their upcoming move. This depends on distance and other factors, but the same principles will apply to anyone.
When planning a relocation strategy, there are two key concepts to keep in mind: Internal leverage and external leverage. Internal leverage means using every resource available with whoever is trying to relocate you. External leverage refers to the many vendors and companies in the relo business who you’ll meet along the way. Both sides of the coin can be optimized. The end result is a combination of SAVING more money and MAKING more at the same time. Sounds decent right? The Young Professionals Guide to Relocation will cover both in depth.
In additional to understanding internal/external leverage, preparation before action is vital! This means having an in-depth checklist and to-do list for your move based on location, timing, etc. I’m telling you, it’s the simplest things that trip people up the most when relocating. Car registration, insurance changes, address changes, the list really goes on forever. All that stuff annoyed the hell out of me during my national AND international relocations. The eBook will be designed so it won’t be as much of a hassle for you.
Studies have shown that young professionals value “mobility and flexibility” more than ever before. Millennials are expected to make up 50% of the world’s workforce by 2020 (aka next year). With this huge generational shift, companies are forced to keep up with the times or get left behind. This presents unique opportunities to us as young professionals! Domestic relocation, international relocation, more remote flexibility, it’s all there. And I’m going to write up a piece that helps you master all of it.
I’m really looking forward to putting my head together with Josh and some other peers of mine who have relocated. So much can be learned from what we did right and what we did wrong. And pretty soon, that will all be distilled down into one easy-to-read piece for anyone to benefit from. The guy who has moved from Boston to Sydney to Boston to Salt Lake City, all in under four years, is ready to tell a story.
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