Some of the questions one needs to ask, should actually be asked before accepting the position:
- Are the salary and benefits appropriate and will that salary work for you? Use payscale.com to look up salaries and see what you should be paid. Consider if you are willing to negotiate.
- What is the cost of living for the place you're going to move to? Use a cost of living calculator. There is one at http://www.bankrate.com and there are others. Be honest about what you can "live with" and what you can "live without." What is truly important to you? What are the things that support your lifestyle?
- Do you need to account for a partner or family? How will that impact the offer and the move?
- Does your new employer offer a moving allowance? If not, how will you get yourself and your stuff there?
- Is the political climate in your prospective new home amenable to you?
Overall Richardson asked us to consider our options and be open to new experiences. She advocate for self-care along the way. Finally, she noted that if the new position is not what you expected, you should consider your options. Rather than staying in a position that is not suited to you, you should consider it a stop on your journey and move on.
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