How To Negotiate Moving Expense For A Registered Nurse
Learning how to negotiate moving expenses for a registered nurse can seem confusing at first. Many people have never relocated for a position, but if you are in a situation where you have to move to get a better job you should negotiate moving expenses. This expense is often overlooked and can be difficult to gauge on your own. You will need to do some research in order to make sure you get the best offer as a registered nurse. Luckily for you, nurses are in such high demand that negotiating moving expenses should be relatively easy for you. Here’s how to do it.
- Call movers and get at least three quotes. Make sure the quotes are as accurate as possible. Go with a company willing to come over and evaluate the cost of your move so there are no surprises. Ask them how they determine the costs and make sure you mention any additional items not in the home that you will be moving. These can add up and will not be included in your estimate. Quotes can vary extensively, so give the movers as much information as you can.
- Figure out what the average cost will be to move you and all of your stuff.
- Research the city you are planning on moving to before accepting any job offers. Make sure that your salary will accurately be able to afford a nice lifestyle. Larger cities can be much more expensive and can have really terrible neighborhoods to live in.
- After you have received a job offer, check into whether they offer a moving package. If they don’t create a counteroffer asking for relocation expenses. Provide your amounts based on the quotes you have been given.
- Negotiate in your counteroffer additional money for a visit to the city that includes airfare and hotel accommodations. It’s really important to check out the local neighborhoods before committing to any leases or house contracts.
- Assess how much an apartment would be and ask for that to be included too. You may not be in a steady home right off the bat and some assistance getting settled could really help you out. You may be in an apartment for one to three months and you should account for those fees too.
- Remember these are one time fees. Moving to any new location can really add up. Make sure your company is willing to pay to help you get settled into your new city.