Accepting a new job or higher position in a new city can be one of the best experiences of your career. It can also be very disorienting. Grocery store prices, your commute, and even the local language may be different!
Graduation is almost here! You’ve spent four years working, studying, and building the perfect resumé. Ready to prove all that effort was worth it? Once you’ve landed that interview, make sure you ace it with our helpful interviewing tips! (Psst! Then we’ll help you ace your apartment search!)
Picture yourself with a great tech job on the 22nd floor of a downtown high-rise. Each morning, you arrive at work eager for the day’s journey. You don’t mind the long hours because you love what you do. The pay is good and there are a lot of perks to working there. You especially like the people that you work alongside.
There is just one problem. In order to afford the house that you own, you have to commute one hour in the morning to get there and an hour in the evening to return. Traffic is horrible, and the commute itself is physically exhausting. You have less time for your family, friends, and the things you love to do. So what’s a homeowner to do? Apartment life may be the solution.
With a growing economy, US workers are taking more risks and relocating for new positions across the country. Thirty-six percent of employers plan to increase their hiring of full-time, permanent employees this year, according to CareerBuilder’s 2015 U.S. Job Forecast.
Tech companies and all types of corporations are hiring hundreds of new positions in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Wash.; Lincoln, Neb.; Charlotte, N.C.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio, Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Oklahoma City, Okla., and many other U.S. cities. Let’s say your company – or potentially a new company – asks you to move across the country to take one of these full-time positions. Are you prepared for everything that is involved with relocating for a job across the country?