Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thinking about moving for a job? What you should do.

There comes a point where there are no prospects for getting a job in your current city or town, and you're left with no other choice but to move.
But what's the best way to go about doing that? Here are several things to consider before calling on that moving van.

1. Consider where you're moving to: There's nothing worse than not only moving to a new city, but also moving into a new company, for a new job. That's why doing research on the company ahead of time is so important. It doesn't hurt to do research on the city the company is located in as well.

2. Consider your family obligations: If you're single, never been married, and/or not otherwise tied to a significant other, or have to care for aging parents, moving for a new job shouldn't be an issue. However, if you're married with children, especially small children, pulling up stakes to move somewhere else might become an issue with the spouse.

Also, if you have solid roots in a community, don't move just for the sake of getting a new job, unless you're sure it will help advance your career. Sometimes, things don't work out with the job, company, or city, which could lead to you being more miserable than before moving.

3. Consider your financial obligations: Before moving to a new city for a new job, you must be able to afford the move. One way to decide whether living in (insert city name here) is to visit, and find out more on how much it could cost to live in that city. Which leads to this final tip:

4. Consider your lifestyle: In moving to a new city to get a new job, you need to consider what you'd like to do when you're not at work. For instance, suppose you want to attend sporting events or concerts? Or prefer a suburban lifestyle? Or even a more laid back pace in a rural area? Those are the questions you must answer for yourself before deciding to move.

The bottom line? Moving to a different city or the for a job isn't easy. But with careful consideration and planning, the eventual move will be worth it.

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