In case you haven’t heard, the hiring market is hot right now. If you have been thinking about making a move, now is a perfect time! However, relocation always involves multiple factors. Here are a few things you should consider when approached with a relocation, from the interview process to the actual move!
Involve your family
Whenever you’re considering a relocation, before you make any official decisions it’s important to talk about it with everyone involved. Whether you will have people making the move with you, or just loved ones who would be affected by your move, discuss it with them during the interview process.
Understand relocation costs
If you are relocating for a job, it’s essential to understand costs. If your new employer is covering some or all of your moving costs, that will be discussed during the hiring process and explained in your offer letter. If they are not covering costs, you need to establish a personal budget to following during the move. We love this article that breaks down the true cost of relocating.
Do your research
Before you pack your bags, research the area you’ll be relocating to. Contact local realtors to inquire about school districts and the housing market. Local social media groups are also a great place to reach out and get some insider information on the location! The more you know about the area, the more it will feel like home once you settle in.
Once you’ve talked with your family, figured out costs, and do your research on the area, it’s time to commit to the move and make a plan. Create a timeline and make lists of everything that will need to be done before you move. It’s a big decision for companies to hire a non-local candidate and they appreciate your dedication to starting the job on time and with minimal hiccups along the way.