Starting a new job and relocating at the same time is potentially one of the most stressful endeavors you can take on if not planned out correctly. Just because people apply for jobs that would require relocation, doesn't mean they always do the necessary research on the location prior to getting a job offer. Here are a few things to think about before that job offer comes.
Location, Location, Location
One of the first steps to determining if moving for a new job is right for you should be investigating the job’s location. Take some time to research the area and everything that it provides. Peruse the internet for home listings, local schools and crime rates. Also, be sure to look at local attractions and things to do in your free time. If you end up liking what you see, plan a scouting trip once you arrive for an in-person interview to get a first-person perspective on the area.
It is a good idea to determine what, if any, relocation assistance is available prior to committing to taking that new job. Some employers will provide relocation assistance as part of their benefits package. Relocation assistance can include transportation and/or packing, temporary housing, storage fees and even stipends for miscellaneous expenses. All of these can be immensely help and take off some of the stress while moving. However, this is not always the case with every company you apply to, so it’s a good idea to find out upfront to better plan ahead.
Most Importantly, Talk it Out
Probably the most important step to take when deciding if you will move for a job is to consult with your significant other and family members. If you and your family are not all on board with making a move then everything else is really moot. Roots can run deep making moving away from established safety nets a difficult choice to make.
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