Survey Reveals Top Global and U.S. Locations for Dream Job Transfers

Danbury, Conn. — Jan. 2

Cartus Corp., a provider of domestic and global relocation services, asked several hundred relocation and human resource professionals, “If you could accept a job transfer to any place in the world, where would it be?”

Overall, the United States was the No. 1 answer, followed closely by Europe.

At the recent Worldwide Employee Relocation Council conference in Dallas, Cartus executives went to relocation and human resources professionals from multinational companies to get their opinions on which locations would top their list for dream job transfers domestically and worldwide.

Although most survey respondents simply wrote “U.S.” or “Europe” as their top two picks, those who were specific named the following places as their top international dream job relocation hot spots:

1. Italy and Australia (tied)

2. France

3. New Zealand

4. Germany

5. Singapore

6. Spain

7. Hong Kong

In the U.S., the top seven dream job transfers named were:

1. New York City

2. San Francisco

3. San Diego

4. Boston

5. Chicago

6. Miami

7. Dallas

Cartus also asked these relocation and HR professionals about the most important factor before accepting the new job assignment.

By percentage, the answers were:

38 percent — spouse’s/family’s happiness while on assignment

22 percent — Pay raise/new responsibilities

22 percent — Potential for career advancement

13 percent — Location

5 percent — Length of assignment

Source: Cartus