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  • To Relocate or Not to Relocate?

    Andrew Davis
    Advice for Scientists
    Negotiate My Package
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    When searching for a new job, the number of deciding factors grows exponentially as the process unfolds.  What does this new position pay?  How do the benefits compare to my current package?  Does this potential employer have a career path I’m interested in pursuing? Evaluating a new position is tough enough, but we are sometimes faced with the possibility that our dream job, or simply just a solid offer, isn’t where we live.  It’s always a tough decision, and often one without a clear answer, so let’s review a number of the key factors as a type of “check list” based on the assumption that a job offer is already in hand.  This exercise is applicable mainly when considering a relocation of choice, but many of these topics will overlap even when evaluating a move ...