Consider advancement opportunities, personal finances before relocating for work
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Professionals who find themselves relocating for work should consider whether or not the move is the right match. Most professionals view relocation as an opportunity for advancement, although the quality of life in another town may put a damper on any financial incentives offered in a new location.
Many business professionals may not have considered a back-up plan in case their relationship with their current employer deteriorates.
"Before deciding to make the move, research the other companies in the new city that hire employees with your skill set," Yahoo.com advised. "If there are very few, you may find yourself stuck in an area where you won't be able to find a new job in your field without moving again."
Second, make sure to consider whether this relocation will be in line with career goals. Does the new location offer a range of advancement opportunities, or will another relocation be required in order to advance?
Additionally, consider whether or not the move is a good match for personal finances, even if an employer is financing the move.
"You may be excited about landing a new job with a higher salary, but if the local economy is significantly more expensive than the one you're coming from, you may find yourself further behind financially rather than ahead," advised Monster.com.