Moving for Work - Start Here

Published on 1/11/2023

Moving for Work? Start Here


A quick rundown of ways to overcome stress and save money you have to move for work.


Moving for a job may be a smart choice that helps you grow your career. However, it can be a stressful situation, but today’s tips from My Extra Garage are here to help.


Pros and Cons of Moving


There are many reasons that you should (and perhaps some that you shouldn’t) move for work. If you’ve outgrown your current career and there are no leadership opportunities available where you are, moving would make sense. However, if the move would cost more and you could possibly recover over the course of the next several years, then that might be a good sign to stay put. Other benefits of relocation include having a new social network and getting away from a negative or unhealthy situation, while negative consequences of moving might include relocating away from family or moving into a neighborhood where you are not happy.


Who Can Help?


Before you move, make sure that you look for professionals that can help you throughout the process. These should include:


     A realtor. Irit Naymark can help you find the perfect neighborhood, whether you are interested in condo life, beachfront living, or a community in the suburbs.


     Movers. Movers will not only save your back from the torment of moving heavy furniture, they will also help you focus more on what matters the most, which is your family, yourself, and your career. Choose your movers wisely by reading reviews online and steering clear of companies that won’t sign a contract.


     Storage. If you have possessions that you can’t keep in your home, look for storage facilities that can help. My Extra Garage, for example, offers self-storage as well as RV and boat storage to help keep your belongings safe.


Loose Ends To Tie Up


If you’ve yet to choose where you’re going, start there. A few other things to make sure that you do before you make a blind move include:


     Get industry certifications. If you want to be more marketable today and in the future, you may need more than just a degree. Look for educational opportunities that provide you with certifications. If you are in information technology, for example, earning your CompTIA certification might make you a stronger candidate for better positions.


     Freshen up your resume. It can be hard to make a good impression with your CV if you're looking for a job after you move. Fortunately, there are online tools that can help take the stress out of creating a well-polished CV. You can try this CV creator, which will make it easier than ever to tailor your resume to specific jobs so you stand out from the crowd. And with ready-made templates and simple step-by-step editing process, you'll have a perfect CV in no time — taking one fewer stress away in the process of searching for a new job after moving.


     Move your own business. If you are one of the 44% of Americans that CNBC says has an extra job or side business, make sure to move it along with you. Start by registering your LLC in your new state, which you can do through a reputable formation service without having to pay an attorney. This is also true if you have a corporate business structure.


     Look at the home closely. If you're home shopping from out of state, it’s easy to get caught up with just pretty pictures. But make sure to work closely with your realtor to figure out if the home you’re looking at will actually work for your family. Ask them to help you determine how many power outlets are in each room, how loud the neighborhood is, and how close you are to other homes. There are many other things to look for, including sightlines, school zones, and crime rates. (You can use the CrimeMapping website to look up crimes in your ZIP Code.)


When it’s time to move, you have to do more than have a discussion with those that you leave behind. There are many reasons that you might pack up, especially if you’re moving for a job. Steps you might overlook, such as going back to school for certifications, registering your own side business, and having your realtor pay attention to the details of your future home, may have you walking blindly into a bad situation. Make sure that you do your research before you move, and then get ready for an adventure.


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