4 Things to Consider Before a Job Relocation

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Could a job relocation be on your radar? Before you pack the car and hit the road, there are some significant factors that you should think about before deciding to stay or go. Here are four things to consider before a job relocation.

#1: The Cost of Living

A new job can be exciting and full of promise, but not if you end up with a pay cut due to an increased cost of living. Before committing to relocating for work, research the cost of living in the new location and compare it to where you live now, your current income, and how the salary offered might impact your lifestyle.

#2: Schools in the New City

Sure, the new job sounds great, but how will it affect your kids? Look at the schools in the area in and near your new job’s location. You might want to reconsider the job offer if the schools are not up to your expectations.

#3: Advancement Opportunities

With any new job or promotion, it’s vital to look at the job itself as well as how it will affect your career trajectory. Understanding advancement opportunities, or lack thereof, will help you make an informed decision about whether the relocation is right for you in the long term.

#4: Do You Like the Destination?

The most important factor to consider when weighing the pros and cons of a job relocation is whether you want to live in the new location. Do you like the weather and the climate? Is it too urban or too rural for your lifestyle? Does it have access to recreation, culture, restaurants, and other activities you enjoy? Will your family be happy and thrive there? Before deciding, you should spend time there to be sure it’s a good fit.

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