Social media a great tool for relocations

Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook can help transferees feel connected
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/26/2011

With nearly 5,000 km separating Alexandra Lawrence from her family and friends, social media has been her lifeline.

She moved from Britain to Halifax earlier this year for her partner’s job and a new life in Canada. While the move was exciting, she found herself searching for the kind of connections she had at home — until she discovered blogging and Twitter. A few posts later, she had local friends and a new writing career.

“Twitter has been a lifesaver and has helped me to connect with so many local people, find out about things going on and make contacts for my writing,” she wrote in a blog post.