Making the most of your job transfer

Transfer usually comes with a lot of issues because there are a lot of arrangements and adjustments to be made depending on the individual’s ability.

Sometimes it may come on a happy note while others have it on a sad note depending on the reason as to why you are being given a transfer.

In most cases no one will say they had it easy with the transfer they got but being able to accept, it adapt and adjust in the new environment will save the stress that people go through.

Find reasons to take up the job

Kate Akello, a human resource officer says there have been a lot of issues that have risen from offering employees job transfers that they are not comfortable taking up.

“Sometimes the company has to look for other employees because the individual has decided to let go of the job and others take up the transfer but as soon as they get what they need, they leave without hesitation,” says Akello.

She says a transfer is only fun if the person gets what they want from it, otherwise it is only mind-set that can enable an individual accept whatever the company can offer them.

When given a higher position

She says most transfers involve promotions so instead of looking at what you are going to leave behind, look at the benefits you are going to mint from the transfer.

She further says the best thing is to move immediately, settle in and start getting used to your new work environment so that when serious work starts, there is nothing left to distract you.

Apart from being given a higher position, Catherine Aliso a human resource officer says people should not just look at the position but also find opportunities when they move to the new place.

“Sometimes people do not know that transfers maybe a blessing in disguise since there could be more openings in the place that you could apply and qualify for or better still you may work hard and are promoted with no time,” says Aliso.

She advises that instead of looking at the money it has to offer, look at the experience and ways in which your curriculum vitae will be improved so that you can still find a job elsewhere.

Leaving behind the life you built

Karen Irene Echelai, an administrator at QG says much as throwing a life you have may be hard, people should make use of their transfer to get rid of the bad vices that they had since they are leaving behind their old colleagues.

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She further says moving enables an individual have a new direction to life so an individual should make sure that the decisions they make should be life changing and beneficial not only to them but also that company they are working for.

Although she advises that people should not let their transfer destroy them but build them by making sure that they get better in what they are doing so that they can get more out of it.

Create contacts

Much as this may not seem profitable, contacts are very important because who knows what they will have to offer in the near future.

She further says these contacts will not only be there for you in time of work but also when you need them to help you do something else in regards to work in other fields.

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