The Metro Denver Relocation Guide is designed to provide those new
to the Denver area with a wealth of information. As excited as you
may be with your relocation decision, it is still a challenge to settle
into any new community. In this article, you will find relocation tips
based on more than 30 books and extensive personal experience, to
smooth your adjustment into Denver.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR NEW CITY
You may find yourself lodged in a hotel
or temporary housing until your belongings arrive, and that’s a nice opportunity
to become familiar with Denver. The Metro
Denver Relocation Guide is the perfect place
to start learning about what this wonderful
city has to offer. You can also find additional
information at the Denver Metro Chamber
of Commerce ( www.denverchamber.org),
the Visitor’s Center, hotels/motels/airports,
and real estate offices (see the Helpful
Websites sidebar on the next page).
A walking or bus tour, while fun for the
whole family, actually serves to help you
become acclimated and learn about the city.
You can also visit local points of interest,
such as museums, parks and exhibits; enjoy
a concert; and try out restaurants featuring
local cuisine. Check out any services, activ-
ities or organizations that are of particular
interest to your family.
One of the biggest challenges of moving is
relocating a career. If you, as a spouse, are
transferring your job to a home office, then
a computer, telephone, e-mail account and
fax machine may be all that you will need
to get started. However, if your job was not
portable, you might consider a new career,
part-time or temporary employment or
perhaps even start your own business.
Evaluate your skills, accomplishments and
greatest strengths when you are planning your
next endeavor. A few resources to tap are your
spouse’s employer, local organizations, real
estate offices with “Partner Career Assistance
Programs,” independent career counselors,
your university/college alma mater and of
course the Sunday edition of the local papers.
If you are searching for a job, start networking
by telling those you meet that you are looking.
If you have chosen to take a break from your
career, consider volunteering your time and
talent. Volunteering for a charitable organization is a wonderful effort as well as
a way to meet new people and learn more
about the community. Volunteer activities
add depth to résumés, but the experience
needs to be documented so that the service
equates to business expertise. Before you
again become fully employed, use any free
time to enjoy your new community. Refer to
the Advice for Volunteers website for guidance in selecting a volunteer position and
Monster.com for spouse assistance in the
Helpful Websites sidebar.
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