Sometimes you may have to move away to move up or move into a new position. Many areas of the country that are booming with jobs are short on people or people with the right skills. Should you think about relocating?
Relocation is a tough decision. If you live in a tight-knit community where your family and close friends live, relocating is a daunting concept. If you have a family of your own, it’s challenging to uproot your entire family for a possible opportunity. And you’re not alone with thinking this way, 51% of individuals who don’t want to relocate cite family as the main reason. And even when an opportunity is incredibly attractive, and has a wealth of incentives; only 1/3 of individuals would move. But sometimes you need the work, and if there are work opportunities in other cities, states or countries, shouldn’t you give them a shot?
We want to know, have you ever thought of relocating for a job, or actually relocated? Why? And for those of you who wouldn’t move, what’s the determining factor?