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Points To Consider Before Moving For Your Job

May 16, 2008
Moving for your job can be very worrisome if the promotion comes with relocation.
Even if your new job is within the same state, the brunt of moving can be sometimes very harsh.

The decision to relocate or not is not one that you should take lightly. There are lots of things to consider. This is especially true if you have a family, because you need to consider the impact that the relocation will have not just on you, but on your spouse and children, who will also need to reorganize their lives.

Before you move you need to consider some points:

-Before you accept a move, calculate the cost of living in that city and check whether you will earn enough to live near or the same as your current standard of living.

-Check your employment outlook projection in that area before you finally accept a job relocation.

-Understand the cultural background of that area and check whether that place offers diverse employment opportunities. Each area of the country has its own unique and diverse culture.

-Check whether the company you are planning to join is the only one in that town or whether you have other options. This is one of the most important points that you need to consider before relocating, as recessions and unemployment occur everywhere. The more diverse the employment base, the better the opportunities.

-You need to consider your career move carefully, because if you are not satisfied with your current job, then you need to have the resources to make another move or return to your town.

-Ensure that you get your offer letter, as well your relocation expenses, before you move. If not, then you should have enough finances to cover your living expenses while you seek new employment.

-Make sure that the employment agreement with your company does not have a "non-compete" clause that may prohibit you from working with any other company.

-Ensure that the area where you are moving can provide employment to your spouse or other family members.

-Before finally moving, be sure that you will like the job and the environment so that your move is more relaxed. Also, ensure that you have a good rapport with your immediate boss.

Relocating for your job is stressful enough; by taking the above into consideration before making a final decision, your move and everything associated with it will be much easier.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for six sigma professionals including, lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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