There are many reasons to consider relocation. Lower cost of living, better quality of life, moving closer to family and of course, employment. Whether you are considering relocation for career advancement, new employment or for personal reasons, there is a lot to think about and consider. With nearly one in five Americans making a move each year (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), there is ample information available. If your new career opportunity has included working with a recruiter, that is one of the best places to start. The assistance of a competent recruiter may be all you need. Remember…the recruiter wants your move to work just as much as you do.
The most important issue to consider is how a move will affect spouse, children, family or others who will be involved in the move. Employment for a trailing spouse and schools for children are probably the two most personal critical factors in a SUCCESSFUL relocation. Include everyone who will be impacted by the move in discussions. Make sure everyone is on board with the decision before you start interviewing all over the U.S. Once the decision has been made, use your recruiter, newspapers from the specific location of your new opportunity, the local Chamber of Commerce and real estate agents. These are the most available free sources. And of course don’t forget the Internet.
Your prospective employer should be able and willing to provide you with any information you need. Our best advice to you is think it through thoroughly. Don’t make a move unless you have physically visited the area. If there is genuine resistance from your spouse and/or teenage children, then think it over very carefully. Moving back home costs MORE!
Here are some relocation tips that should help: