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Things to Consider in Job Relocation

Just yesterday, Spark News talked about how Spark Hire is a great way to expand your job search and interview with companies that were on the other side of the country. In terms of relocation, online interviewing can save you tons of money and time. After all, time is money and not too many people have a lot of either. So, since we have been discussing job relocation, I thought it would be a good idea to offer some tips on how to handle relocating for your job as well things to consider before you decide to pick up and leave.

Whether your current employer has asked you to relocate to another city for the job or you have decided to leave yourself, there can me a lot of difficulty in job relocation. There are a lot of things you must consider and if you are married, in a committed relationship or have children, then you have to think about them too. Of course, if you are a single man or woman, then the choice is all but yours to make, but make sure you think it through ahead of time.

Cost of Living
If you live in a small town in South Dakota and plan on moving to a bigger city, like Chicago, then you are going to have to think about how much the cost of living is going to increase. Even if you are moving from one big city to another, there are going to be a lot of economic differences. Consider the tax rates in the new city, the average cost of renting and cost of transportation. If you are moving to a city that will cost more, will you be earning more as well?

If you have children, you will have to check out the quality of education surrounding your new city. Are the schools on the same level with their current schools? Will you have to pay to send your child or children to a private school because the public schools in the area are unacceptable? These are all things that you must address before you decide to move.

What kind of environment is the one you would be moving to? As stated earlier, if you are moving from a small town to the city, will you be happy? The same can be said the other way around. If you move from the big city to a small town, will the drastic change in environment suit you? Will you be happy? What is the local culture like? It’s important to take a minute and picture how your everyday like would be in this new city. What are the people like, what is the weather like, etc. These are all important questions to ask yourself.

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Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter

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