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Relocating for Husband's Job
Hello Nesties! I'm looking for some advice/feedback on relocating. About a month ago my husband's company announced they were selling, and layoffs were a possibility. He's fairly new to his team, so he started looking for new opportunities. For a while now we have wanted to move to Colorado, so he applied there to see what his options were. To be honest, we weren't really expecting anything to come of it at least for few months during which time we could make a plan. In a lighting fast turn of events he was interviewed and offered a job that is to start in 3 weeks! I'm so happy for him, and he is taking the job, but now we have to make some big decisions very quick.
My first question is - do I move with him? We are a 2 income family, so I work full time. I started a new position last November, and am hesitant to leave with less than a year on my resume. Has anyone made this kind of move that can offer some insight? Financially, it's about the same amount of $$ if we move on just his salary v. me staying and paying rent, utilities, ect in 2 places, let alone adding in the travel costs of long distance. BUT I don't want to make a major career mistake by leaving a job too soon and looking like a jumper. I have started applying in CO, but they say it takes 6-9mo for the average person to find a new job.
My second question - any tips for a major relocation? It's just the 2 of us (no kids) and we currently rent which should make it a little easier. We booked a trip out there next week to start looking at apartments. I haven't moved cities in quite some time, so any suggestions on things to consider/look into would be much appreciated!
Thank you all! Sorry for the long post.