Have you ever thought...
There has to be more opportunity for growth?
There has to be more ways for me to make income?
There has to be more than shoveling snow off my car before going to work?There has to be more to life then waking up every day, going to work, partying on the weekend with the same people and dreading Sunday nights?
Have you ever just wanted to pack up your things and leave for a fresh start somewhere else?
If you answered yes to any of these I feel you, because each one of those has been me. I've moved out of state 3 times in the past 12 years - NH to PHX, PHX to DC then back to PHX, and PHX to MIA. What I learned is simple, leaving your hometown is one of the best experiences. If you've ever wanted to move out of state do it! Just make sure you have a plan.
Here are 8 helpful tips before moving to a different state for a job. AKA things I wish I knew before moving.
1. Figure out the cost of living
Mid-year performance reviews can be your biggest tool to show your manager what you've been working, what you've accomplished and where you're headed. Here's the breakdown on what and how to organize yourself for your review.
Create a folder on your desktop called "brag book". This will be your storage file for all things important to your role: job description, yearly goals, KPI's, and any end of month reports that show your progress.
2. Keep Track
The key to a successful mid year review is having receipts of all the things you've done throughout the year. Keep track by making this a part of your weekly and monthly routine.