FAQ

  • Why does an employer benefit from using the Capital Resource Network?
  • Providing a friendly and knowledgeable point of contact from the get-go is critical to a smooth transition for new employees. The CRN services are designed to reduce relocation stress, helping new employees be more productive on the job as soon as possible.

  • How can the Capital Resource Network be beneficial to the new-hire and their family?
  • The CRN can help in a variety of ways that are individually tailored.  The services are confidential so the client has a comfortable space to discuss the help they truly need. The CRN is ideal for seeking information to common questions and needs ranging from realtors to swim lessons. The CRN can also serve as the new hire’s local advocate prior to arriving.
  • How quickly can a new-hire get started with CRN?
  • A new-hire can start utilizing the CRN services very quickly. Once referred to the CRN, the staff will set-up a confidential intake meeting with the new-hire and their family to learn about their priorities, requests, and interests. The CRN's service period is 20 hours or up to 6 months. 
  • How does the Dual Career Support work?
  • The CRN works with spouses and partners of newly-hired professionals on multiple strategies towards their employment search.  Strategies include resume review, interview tools, coordination of informational networking meetings.  Employment is not guaranteed and is highly dependent on the participation and engagement of the client.
  • What is an Informational / Networking Meeting?
  • An informational networking meeting is a conversation with a professional working in a field(s) of interest. Typically, this is a 30 minute in-person meeting; it is aimed to build rapport, network, gain company insight and advice regarding the local job market and to help position the job-seeker to tap into the “hidden job market.” An info-interview is not a job interview and the objective isn’t to ask for a job but to inquire and be kept in mind for potential job opportunities OR even refer you to colleagues who do have job opportunities.
  • Is the Dual Career Support still helpful for a job search if the new-hire has a partner/spouse who is NOT seeking an executive level position?
  • Yes. The CRN works with area industries of all levels to provide an additional system of employment opportunities.

  • What about international hires?
  • The CRN works well with international clients and helps serve as a local advocate in their relocation preparations prior to the client’s arrival to the United States. One of the most common uses of the CRN program is to assist with finding housing so that the family has the comforts of securing a landing place for when they arrive. Other resources may include inquiries on where and when to take the DMV's written and practical exams, where to bank, or even the everyday challenges such as size conversions, public transportation ideas, community culture, or where to eat! The CRN takes great pride in welcoming our international clients into the Capital Region and helping them to adjust into a warm community environment.
  • What type of follow-up is provided to the new-hire after the initial move to the region?
  • In addition to serving as an ongoing resource for questions, support, sharing information on events, dual career support opportunities, and sending notices about volunteer and other social opportunities, the CRN checks-in with the new-hire and family on a regular basis for their first six months in the region.