Moving For a New Job…Yay or Nay?

July 20, 2017

Career Advice

You found the perfect job opportunity and got a great offer…but it requires a move. It could be a move across town, across the state, or across the country–it’s all disrupting your life and your family’s life. And moving isn’t cheap. What if you don’t like the job once you get there? What if you dislike the new town? What if you totally regret the move? It’s not an easy decision to make.

So how do you know when to take the leap and move for a job? Ultimately, you’ll have to go with your gut and take a leap of faith after long discussions with your family. But these questions can help you decide if this opportunity is worth relocating for.

  • Can I afford the cost of moving and/or is the company willing to pay relocation?
  • Can I afford to live comfortably in this new place?
  • Is this move not only good for me, but good for my spouse and kids too?
  • Are there other job prospects and opportunities in the area for me and my spouse?
  • Have I done my research, which includes visiting the area for more than just a day?
  • Have I connected with others who live there to see what it’s really like?
  • Am I feeling very confident that I will like this position and learn a lot along the way?
  • What will I be leaving behind or losing from this move (that couldn’t be found where I currently am)?
  • What will I gain from this move?

Image via Daniel Longoria/Flickr.

 

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