Relocating for Work

By, 06/14/2013

Congratulations! You’ve just landed a new job. But there’s a catch—the job isn’t located where you currently live. You’ll be relocating to start your new career.

Relocating to a new area can be scary, but it can also be very exciting— it’s an important decision you’ll have to make. There’s a lot to consider, like cost of living or activities you can do in your spare time. The human resources department at your new employer may have information for you on these topics. You can also contact the local Chamber of Commerce, or check their website to get more information about the city to which you’ll be moving.

You can also try your own exploring. Bring a friend of family member with you to look at housing and see what the commute to work might be like. Actually being in the community can help you get a real sense of the area, rather than just looking at websites or pictures. Making a decision without all of the pertinent information may do both you and the employer a disservice, so it’s important to be confident in your decision before you make the move.