I have recently been searching the web for a new job that is more flexible than my current 9-5 in the office. I have been working in finance for 10 years and I love it. But, now that I have started my own online based business I need some more flexibility in my day job. I was just wondering if any of my fellow DINKS are also currently searching the market for a new job?
I am not necessarily hoping to make a career change; I would like to remain in the financial services industry. I am searching for something that is more flexible, so I can dedicate more hours to the growth of my online business.
Here are three major factors that are affecting my job hunt:
- Location. I am currently searching for positions in Montreal (where I currently live), Toronto (my hometown), and New York City (my dream town).
- Money. The annual salary is definitely a deciding factor in my search. Although I do supplement my income from freelancing and my online business I still need a strong foundation from my full time job.
- Flexibility. The hours of operation are very important to me right now. I am thinking of going from financial planning to management. This will increase the flexibility in my working hours; it will also allow me to occasionally work from home.
If you are currently searching for a new position or a new career what are the factors that will influence your decision to relocate? Is money the only important criteria? Or is location also a factor?
Some other factors that we should consider when deciding to relocate:
- Tax Rate including state tax, sales tax, and property tax
- The cost of living in that location
- Price of residential homes
- Potential job growth/opportunities in your industry
- Crime and Violence Rates
- Proximity to your family
Here are some links of cities that have a current hiring job market, as well as top cities to live in the United States:
And some great articles around the ‘net:
- No law requires acceptance of US currency @ Bargaineering
- The wealth of farmers @ Free Money Finance
- What do do with a pile of loose change @ Frugal Dad
- New USAA tool helps make budgeting easy @ Financial Press Gazette
- Personal finance for beginners: A lesson from Oseola McCarty @ Enemy of Debt
- Rich homeowners more likely to walk away from mortgages @ Consumerism Commentary
Along w/ carnivals we’ve participated in lately:
- Carnival of Personal Finance #265 @ Funny About Money
- Carnival of Money Stories – Signs of Summer Edition @ Suburban Dollar
- Carnival of Personal Finance 264th Edition @ My Journey to Millions
- Carnival of Money Stories Independence Day Edition @ Out of Debt Again
- Festival of Frugality #237 @ Funny About Money
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