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  • Relocation: Moving For a New Job
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  • Bill Q
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  • 04-Apr-2009
  • The job market can sometimes be tough to master. Especially in hard economic times-such as today-there are way fewer jobs to choose from and much more competition from fellow job applicants. One trend on the rise among job applicants is relocation. Could it be right for you? Here’s a list of things you should consider when thinking about relocating for a new job:

    1. Cost of Living: One of the most significant things to consider when thinking about relocating to another city, state, or region for a job, is what the cost of living is in that area in relation to your current area. This will help you decide what you can live on, draft a budget, and determine what you will need for a salary in order to be happy.

    2. Relocation Expenses: Vital to your decision to move should also be whether or not you can afford the moving expenses involved. There are so many factors to consider, such as how far your new home base will be from your current one, how much stuff you have to move, and how you intend on moving. Can you afford a moving company or will you have to move yourself? Moreover, your new employer may pay for relocation expenses-as many do. Find out if they do cover this, and if so, how much that is, and how it factors into your budget.

    3. Other Costs: There are so many other related fees and costs that can all of a sudden surprise someone who has decided to relocate and thought they budgeted smartly. For example, if you are moving from a rural area to a metropolitan one, will you need a car or will you be able to take public transportation. Will you be close to the grocery store? Will you need to pay more heat in the winter if moving from a warm to a colder climate? All of these things can significantly affect your budget.


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