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The job market is competitive in Florida. Due to this you may need to move towards a better job. For example Tampa Bay is a popular place for job seekers. You have enough to think about with your new job. Because of that we thought of some tips for your career move.
#10 Negotiate Expenses with Your Employer
Not all employers can afford to do this, but some can. If they offer a program to cover your expenses you should take it. The same goes for any offers to pay for expenses in other ways. Some companies even pay for all expenses.
#9 Check the Cost of Living in the New Area
A dream job can turn into a nightmare if living expenses eat up your new funds. Be sure to find out how much food, insurance and other expenses cost. It protects you from some nasty surprises.
#8 Find an Affordable Mortgage
If a move is right for you then a mortgage may also be in order. It makes sense to leverage some of your credit for long-term job success. Be sure to shop around and find the best interest rates. You should rarely choose the first one offered to you.
#7 Consider the Position
Moving for a minor pay increase is often a terrible idea. It usually costs you more in the long run. The same goes for moving to the same position in a different place. This puts you no further ahead in your job search. Make sure that a move is necessary before you do it.
#6 Communicate with Everyone
From your family to the movers communication works wonders. Speak with your team about your needs and where you come from. Understand what your family needs to feel comfortable during the mover. Both of these make the transition much easier.
#5 Make a Transition Plan
Do you have a place to stay if something goes wrong? Are there any relatives in the area? What factors might hinder your move? All these things make up your Transition Plan. Creating one helps you plan for the worst and hope for the best.
#4 Examine your New Home and the Surrounding Area
Make sure to visit the area you move to. Otherwise you might be in for a shock at the demographics, weather, or scenery. Going on a guided tour is also a great idea.
#3 Choose an Excellent Realtor
Whether you are buying or selling this is important. A realtor who cares can help with your move. The extra money they get for you helps you save up. It helps you keep money for unexpected disasters. There are many great online sites that cover this topic.
#2 Copy Important Documents
Make sure to copy and secure documents. The business world abounds with stories losing crucial documents during moves. Pack them yourself and tell your movers that these are especially important. Most moving companies are more than happy to take extra care with these.
#1 Check for Cities with High Job Growth
Every state has a few cities with extreme job growth. Check guides on these and find the best ones. By moving to an area like this you have a much better shot at finding a job.
We wish you luck on your job search. Keep us in mind for your next move as well.