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If you are currently looking for a job, you might be feeling nervous or downright desperate; this is particularly true if you are unemployed. Depending on the industry you are in, your position might compel you to think that you need to take the first job available to you; however, professionally this is not a wise move to make. Instead of taking the first job that comes to you, take some time and efforts to ensure that the jobs you are getting are meaningful to your career and professional goals. Depending on this analysis then, is relocating the only option you have to find a good job?

For instance, have you thought about how moving might affect the desirability of a job? Consider your choices and why you might want to keep your job search local.
First, taking any job is a risk, but taking a job that requires you to move is even more of a risk than a local one. Needing to move out for a job can include major expenses; these can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. You also need to take into account the effect of moving out and the repercussions it will have on your life and that of your near and dear ones.

Before you choose to move out, you need to consider whether moving out is the right decision for you or not. This can include your personal as well as professional goals.
Remember that moving out for a new career will also remove you from your support network. Your support network is essential when you are thinking about changing jobs; few things are harder than your first few weeks on the job. Not only will you be learning your new responsibilities, you will also be learning to live and work with a new set of people. If you have young children, you probably have to manage their new school and even day care and baby sitter, if needed. Choosing a new place to live in, that reduces the commute for yourself as well as your family is important, and can take a huge amount of time from your schedule.

While this is not to say that you will lack support and happiness in the new place, you will have to spend time and effort in organizing a new set-up. However, there is no rule which says that when you are chasing a career that is everything you have dreamed of, you will have to travel or move far and wide in search of it. It can also be that you might not need to go very far at all. Many people believe that they have to look all over the country for the job that appeals to them, but often, with some perseverance, you can live and work in the place of your choice. Another important factor that you should consider before choosing to relocate is to weigh the pros and cons of the place itself where you are planning to shift. You may discover that you are happiest in your current place!

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