How to Secure Relocation Resources, Even When the Hiring Company is NOT Offering Relocation Assistance

Let's face it, #inflation is high and #budgets are tight, for individuals, families, and businesses alike. This may lead some companies to avoid offering #relocation #assistance when #recruiting new #talent, because it's #cheaper to #hire #local. However, this should NOT deter you from #applying for #job #openings that align with your goals, especially if you're certain that you want to #relocate anyway. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions on how to secure #relocation #resources, even when the #hiring company is NOT offering #relocation #assistance.

  1. Start by Requesting Relocation Assistant Anyway: I mean, it never hurts to ask. Whether it's omitted from the job posting all together, or states so outright that no relocation assistance is to be expected, #exceptions can always be made for #exceptional #candidates.
  2. Negotiate a Signing Bonus: There might not be funding for #relocation #assistance, but there very likely could be a separate budget for a #signing #bonus - this is an incentivized category of funds, so it will be closely tied to your performance along with a set of metric-driven milestones. Shoot for a lump sum upfront, but negotiate for decent sized installments over your first 3 to 6 months of work if necessary.
  3. Ask for an #Advance on Your Future Earnings: If the bonus negotiation fails, then proceed with asking for an #advance. This approach can also be paid to you as a lump sum or in installments. This means that, unless you're also going to earn commission, you're likely going to earn less money later in the year.
  4. Research Local Resources: This approach can especially be helpful if you're seeking a new position due to job loss, or if you have other extenuating circumstances. There's Modest Needs Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants, The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program, and much more. Check out this Rocket Mortgage #article for more information >

I hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to chime in on the #comments section to critique and/or enhance the list.