Sometimes a new job means relocation. If this happens it’s important to know who is going to be paying for this move, and what the next step in the process is. If you are relocating what do you need to know about how a company helps an employee move? When you receive a new job offer and relocation is expected, a relocation package could be presented as a part of your offer. This allows candidates to decide how the opportunity works for them. A company may have a contract with a moving company if they relocate employees often, or they may write a check to the moving company for your relocation. Another possibility is a lump sum; this has become more common in the past few years. This is when a company will give you predetermined amount towards your move, either given to you beforehand or you pay and get reimbursed, any expenses after that amount is your responsibility. If you are responsible for your move then you need to compare moving companies and their estimates on your own. Relocating for a new job can be stressful, but if you know the options for who pays for your move ahead of time you will be prepared, and be able to relax and enjoy this exciting time. Watch this video to learn more about who pays for relocation from our very own Dan and Jim: