Relocating for a new job doesn’t have to be daunting, it can reveal lots of opportunities both professionally and personally. For me, it has been a fulfilling and a worthwhile adventure.
A whopping 71 % of candidates surveyed said that relocating to take a new job allowed them to enjoy new experiences, whether at work or outside the office.
Do you want to be part of that statistic? There are many things to consider……
Ask yourself 4 questions and you’ll be well on your way to deciding whether to pursue this opportunity.
How will a move impact your family? If you are single, then there is little to mull over. But for those with families, you need to consider, uprooting your children/spouse, new schools and neighbourhood?
Can you afford it? You know how much salary you earn, your transport costs, and what you normally spend on utilities and food. Relocating can mean these figures could change and you must be sure that you can afford it. Do your research and find out how much it will really cost to relocate.
What are you leaving behind? If you love living where you are, you’re encircled by good friends, a nice property, you should take that into consideration when relocating. If your ties are movable and you’re purely looking forward to the future, it will make your choice a lot easier.
What does your gut tell you? This is one situation where you may want to trust your instincts. Are you ready to relocate, or is there something inside telling you it’s just, not right? It’s completely normal to have some uncertainties but differentiate between cold feet and genuine dismay.
Moving for your career is a big commitment but remember: Nothing is irreversible you create your own opportunities! If things don’t work out the way you have planned, you can either head back home, or to a whole new destination, that’s the beauty of relocation!