Employee relocating a job

Tips on Deciding to Relocate for a Job

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If you’re finally hired after long, boring months of nonstop career hunt, you’ll probably be willing to bite any offer that will come your way. More often than not, long-time job seekers are too anxious to get a career that they often apply to as many companies as they can ― and yes, too worried that they even consider companies that are unfit for them in sneaky ways. Here’s ResumePrime.com on what to consider when deciding to relocate:

1. Don’t underestimate travel time

The most frustrating part in finally finding job is when you find out that the workplace is located faraway from home, then you realize that you can’t decide to move house just like that. If you have to travel two hours back and forth, that means you will have to dedicate a big amount of time that should have been spent to make extra dollars or get extra hours of much needed sleep. Travel time is a very precious resource. So is gasoline. So is the energy to drive or commute. Relocation is a possible solution, but will you be happy about it?

2. Don’t overestimate the salary

Imagine just how much you’ll spend for the house movers, the down payment for house or apartment, and the city lifestyle. Will that pay raise be worth it? If not, ditch it and better starve. If you continue to push the relocation just for the pay of it, you won’t just live from paycheck to paycheck, you will also suffer from big stress and nostalgia. Just imagine how much stress-related illnesses can cost you and your family. You can’t measure a worthy job with just one or two factors, learn to think critical.

3.  Home should be where the heart is

So stop leaving close friends and beloved family members, or you’d be willing to travel hours just to see them regularly. Imagine the time and stress of the extra travel. And if you’re one tough cookie to be strong enough to live, the big income cannot compensate for your unhappiness. Believe this, researches said that people need $133,000 to keep themselves gladly working away from the people they love.

4. Have a sense of stability

If you’re continuously moving and relocating your abode, you might suffer from sense of instability. That is, in a pretty big way. Even if it’s just roofs and places you keep changing, everything else will be affected: from your relationships to your career. You keep transporting and you’ll culture yourself to be flighty. ResumePrime.com recommends you to relocate just four times in your lifetime at a maximum.