Relocating for a new is always a difficult question for professionals who are looking for international jobs or a job in another city. Relocating is a major decision, and depending on your marital status and whether you have kids, you have to take all things into relocating. Usually the need to relocate arises from a valid reason but it is important to make sure that all bases are covered and that moving to another country or city doesn’t leave with a lot of negative feelings and chaos.
- How will moving affect my family?
Being single comes at an advantage in this case, and may not apply to you but maybe you have siblings and parents to think about. When relocating to a new city, you do need a support system of some sort and most people prefer their families.
People who have children and a domestic partner have to think more about how it will affect the kids, the possibility of finding new schools and what it means for their partner. Sometimes, a partner won’t be keen to move so how do you manage this? Some consider living apart in the first few months of the job, so that you can get acclimated to the new town and job, then decide if it is worth shipping the entire family over.
- Can you afford to actually move your entire life another city or country?
Investigate what the average rental rates are, transport costs, utility and grocery costs because these tend to differ from one city to the next. Even if your salary will be higher it is best to investigate these costs, as they may affect how much money you spend thus resulting in not being any different from your current situation. Find out how much it really costs to live in a place.
- Will you survive in the city?
Simply liking a place is very important and will inform your tenacity to get to know the place, make new friends and grow accustomed to the culture. If you don’t particularly like a city, you may end up feel miserable and you may end up moving again! Can you afford that? If you’re a “finicky” person, then you should maybe visit the city first to get a sense of what a life will be like in the town.