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It's the million-dollar question that every job seeker can relate to: How do you get experience if you don't have experience? For many supplier-side global mobility consultants and operations managers who want a career change, growth requires a transition to an in-house mobility role. Without previous human resources experi- ence, making the move to "the other side" can be a lengthy process and sometimes an even daunting and intimidating experience comparable to landing that fi rst "real" job out of college—as opposed to the one where you waved a sign on the side of the road in a dramatically oversized polyester chicken costume on a 105-degree day. Almost three years ago, that was exactly the boat I was in. At the time, I was a global mobility consultant at a relocation management company (RMC), handling the average high RMC move vol- ume. Things were going well for me: My customer satisfaction scores were in the top range for consul- tants in the firm; I had a great manager who took MOBILITY PLANNING: Transition From Supplier to Client What it's like, how to do it, and how to keep your confidence in the process By Elisabeth Hauss, GMS

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