Always negotioate. “Don’t be afraid to ask for something that’s not included,” Whaley adds, “such as additional time to get settled, or if the company can purchase your home if it doesn’t sell quickly.”
Understand the impact on your family. “Be realistic about the effect,” Whaley advises, “because no matter how great the job or how much money you’ll make, an unhappy child will have great repercussions on the family.”
Originally published in the December 2008 issue.