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Plan and Prepare

Navigating the so-called two-body problem — that geographic issue nearly every dual-career couple has faced — is tough. But, writing at the ACS Careers blog, consultant Lisa Balbes says that "by addressing this issue early, planning and preparing, you and your partner can develop strategies that allow both of you to have fulfilling careers."

Balbes suggests simple steps to plan and prepare for the future as a dual-career family:

One partner might need challenging work, while the other needs the security of a steady paycheck. You need to decide on a strategy that will work for both of you – will one person’s career always leads, and the other always follows? Will you take turns getting priority when it’s time for a change?

Beyond that, she adds, it's important to consider whose career is less restricted by geographical location, whether to apply only to places with positions available for both partners, and — in the case of academics, for example — whether job-sharing is a viable option.

The Scan

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