Many of us dream of getting a better job or advancing in our careers, but in a tight market, you may feel as if you have exhausted all the job opportunities in your community. Sometimes the ideal fit you have been searching for requires a relocation. Deciding to relocate is so much more than a bunch of math. Of course, pay is an important factor when deciding to move. However, there are so many other factors to consider such as family, friends, schools, selling your house, cost of living etc. It is not an easy decision, but it can be worth it. Here are three reasons why you should consider relocation for the next step in your career:
Getting out of your comfort zone allows you to grow and learn from new experiences. Landing in a new city and working for a different company will push you to new limits; you will see yourself accomplishing goals that were not available in your previous role. This is an opportunity for you to affect change in your career path and develop new skills that will create new advancement possibilities in your career.
Quality of Life
Quality of life includes everything from the cost of living to personal relationships and growth, and even to your sense of adventure and retirement. While it can greatly depend on the priorities and values of an individual some relocations provide strong opportunities for those looking to combine a fulfilling career with a thriving quality of life. Maybe you want a simpler lifestyle in the country surrounded by wheat fields, or maybe you’ve always craved the hustle and bustle of the city, waiting to catch that yellow taxi cab. You might just have to move to reach your goals.
Different purposes and organizational features that you are searching for can be found in opportunities outside of your current community. Culture changes so much as you travel throughout the country, both regionally and within different organizations. Each place you go will offer fresh outlooks, contrasting styles, and divergent cultures. Challenging yourself by exposing yourself to new experiences will allow you to push yourself to new heights you may have never thought you could achieve!
Check back for my next blog where I will expand on some of the factors that affect your decision to relocate and how to address each one.