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Time to Move to a NEW JOB in 2021?

Relo's Down - Should You Move for a New Job?

ONLY 10% of job seekers relocated in the first half of 2020, a historic low compared with just over 32% job seekers who relocated for work between 19

86 and 1990.

Sometimes the perfect job is thousands of miles away. How do you know if it’s worth relocating for a new opportunity?

You might be tempted to weigh the pros and cons in an Excel spreadsheet, but it’s better to think holistically about your personal and professional goals. For example, consider the lifestyle you’ll have in the new location. Do you want a small-town life, or do you prefer a big city? Do you want to spend your weekends traveling, or do you want to feel rooted in a community?

Think about the repercussions of taking the job, especially for your partner and kids. Will your spouse be able to find meaningful work after the move?

Be realistic about what the move will mean for your family, and talk it through — a lot. If you’re still not sure what to do, you may want to try a short-term stint or job swap to test out the new location before committing.


Adapted from “How to Decide Whether to Relocate for a Job," by Rebecca Knigh


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