Moving for work

Moving for work

According to, 72% of people looking for work would be willing to move in order to get a new job.  Working remotely has become a possibility in a lot of industries thanks to the internet; however, geography remains important and whether you are able to get a job continues to heavily depend on your proximity to it.

Managers hiring new employees tend to prefer those they have met and who do not have the hassle of relocation costs to deal with.  When push comes to shove, the applicant who is a long way away may ultimately decide not to move after all; therefore, many managers may dismiss a resume instantly if it comes with an address that is out of town.

Making a move to find work brings with it several different advantages and disadvantages.  One advantage is the increased opportunity it affords, with some cities offering considerably higher wages than others.  Moving for work can also be an exciting experience in and of itself; while relocating to a new city is an idea that makes some people balk, others see it as a fun and exciting adventure.

On the downside, the difficulty of finding a new home and factors such as having to move all their possessions a long distance and having to make new friends can seem like a terrifying notion for some people.   Such a move is also likely to be expensive, and there is no guarantee that you will find a job after you have taken the plunge.