Should you move for a job?

Move for a job

Let’s play these scenarios, you just got a job nice offer in another city, state or country; your current employer asks you to relocate; or your job hunt in your current location has been unsuccessful so far. What do you do? Should you move for a job?

Relocating for a job is one of the main reasons that most people move. In fact, a Consumer Insight Study conducted on 8,000 consumers, revealed that a new job transfer is one of the top 5 reasons people move as reported by Since there is a lot more involved when you decide to move for job than just financial reasons this article will give you some points to consider before making the decision.

  1. Current personal circumstances

We all have personal circumstances that affect the way we make decisions. When it comes to moving, your current personal situation plays a big role in deciding whether, when and where to move. For someone younger and in the early stage of their career it might be easier for them to move, especially if it means advancing their careers. On the other hand, someone older with an established career might need to be careful before making the decision to move.

Things might get even more complicated if you are a long-term resident, you might have close friends and family living nearby. You might be involved in your local community. This is why you need to consider the long-term outcome from you move. You can make a Pros and Cons list of benefits and obstacles that come with moving.

Things to think about before you decide to move for a job:

  • Is the new location a good fit for me and my family?
  • Will my family be happy at the new location?
  • Will we be able to make friends easily?
  • Do the benefits of moving for the job outweigh the problems?
  • How happy are you with your current situation?
  • Do you know someone in the new location that will help you adjust?
  1. Financial and career reasons.

Career advancement and financial stability is at the top of the reasons people often consider when moving for a job. However, before making the big decision, you need to have all the right information about the new job offer.

Some companies offer relocation assistance. If your company is offering to cover the costs of your moving expenses, it’s usually a good sign. It shows how much the employer is committed to you. No matter how great the relocation assistance package looks, don’t let it blind you and forget about the other aspects involved in the relocation. There might be better job opportunities that might not be offering such packages.

Here is what you should consider:

  • What is the cost of living in the new location?
  • Will your new salary cover the cost of living and still save you some money?
  • Where do you see this company in the next 5 years and where do you see yourself in this company?
  • Will this job help you learn and advance your career?
  • How easily will you adjust to the new company’s culture?

After considering the benefits and obstacles that comes with moving for a job to the new location, you will be able to determine if moving for the job is the right thing to do.

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