When opportunity knocks and it’s your dream job, you don’t want to pass it up. You need to be ready, even if it means moving out of state. It’s not often that companies will wait for you to take your time leisurely settling your affairs.
To get started on a career you love, do these:
Sell Everything You Can
Moving out can be quite the expense especially if you need to hire a moving company to haul all your things. Sometimes it’s cheaper to sell everything and buy new items in your new location. This includes your house, so look for ways to sell your house quickly before moving out of St. Louis. Don’t worry, there are real estate companies who buy houses as is, so you won’t have to do some repairs (read: spend money) just to sell.
Find a New Place
You don’t want to move into a new state or country without a plan. The first thing you need is a new place, whether that’s an apartment or a house. Look for options as soon as you are offered the job. This gives you plenty of time to assess how much you need for the rent or mortgage, and to live comfortably in your first few months. You can expect a salary from your job, but you’ll need to work for it first.
Learn the Local “Language”
This doesn’t necessarily mean the spoken language. When you’re moving just a state over, the changes may not be so apparent. However, any state has a way of doing things, and if you want to fit in, you need to learn what the locals do in certain situations. If you’re moving out of the country and into another with a drastically different culture, you may need to take a couple of classes to prepare.
Moving into a new location can be exciting, but make sure you’re ready for it. Start with these tips and you’ll be ready in no time.