Before you decide to relocate for a job opportunity, analyze the job market, the prospective employer’s corporate culture, your earning potential, and cost of living differential. Use data gathered by top researchers to find the best places to live and work in the USA.
STUDY THE JOB MARKET
Each month, LinkedIn shares valuable insights about the job market in its LinkedIn Workforce Report that’s divided into two sections–a national section and a city section. The national report offers insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the USA. The city report shares insights into local employment trends for the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in the USA.
The November 2019 LinkedIn Workforce Report can be viewed at this link:
To find the reports for future months, simply change the name of the month-year on the hyperlink above.
RESEARCH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER’S CORPORATE CULTURE AND HIRING PRACTICES
Three reliable lists of top employers are listed below.
KNOW YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL
Four websites for comparing total compensation (salaries, bonuses, benefits, and perks) based on your job title, level of experience, and company location include:
CALCULATE THE COST OF LIVING IN A DIFFERENT CITY
Determine how much you will need to earn to maintain your current standard of living in a different city. Here are a few websites with cost-of-living calculators:
Look before you leap. Analyze industry growth and available jobs. Understand a prospective employer’s corporate culture and hiring practices. Research total compensation by industry, experience in your professional role, and geographic location. Calculate the cost of living in a different city. Armed with these facts, you can make an informed decision about your next career move.
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Sharla Taylor is a multi-certified career coach, executive resume writer, and published author. Through her company, Written by a Pro, Sharla has been helping executives and mid-career professionals land great jobs with better compensation for more than 20 years.
She approaches her business from a Christian perspective. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 19:26 "with God all things are possible" and this Bible verse is the inspiration for the Mission Possible Career Coaching Program.
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