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Relocation Dos & Don'ts Saying "I Do" to Destination... Jobs!

People are on the move, there's no doubt. The US Census Bureau reports that more than 7,000 people make job-related moves every year. In fact, more than 60 percent of women participating in a CareerWomen.com QuickPoll stated that they would relocate. Similarly, 77 percent of MBACareers.com respondents to the same poll would also move for work. So, now that you're all willing, how do you ensure that your relocation is a success?

Don't move just for better money. If you don't like the new location, you'll be miserable no matter how great the pay is. Keep in mind that though you may make more money in places like New York City or San Francisco, the cost of living is considerably higher as well. Everything's relative!

Do consider your family's best interest. Yes, it may be a dream job, but it may require your children to transfer schools mid-year or your spouse to job hunt in a challenging market. Get your family's opinion. Make sure they're all on board.

Don't disregard job opportunities because they're in other states. Many employers will consider paying all or a portion of your relocation fees. You never know until you ask.

Apply for jobs nationwide today at CareerWomen.com, DiversitySearch.com and MBACareers.com!

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