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So...You've Graduated College? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Relocating for Your First Post-Grad Job

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As it relates to employment issues, American workers are treading in uncharted waters. Due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, the job market in almost every industry is incredibly competitive. For the next few years, people need to anticipate that the availability of jobs is going to be limited.

If you have recently finished your schooling and received your postgraduate degree, you are to be congratulated and commended. Now, you have to contemplate where you are going to let your career lead you. That's not going to be as easy as it might have been just a year ago because of the turmoil COVID-19 has brought to the country.

Given that the employment environment is changing, you are coming into a job market that is highly unpredictable. With little to no prior work experience, you are apt to make rash decisions related to securing employment. Before you decide to pick up and move to another state for a job opportunity that might not even suit you, you need to pause. You need to think about what you could be risking because you feel panicked over your future.

As you pause, consider this. This is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. The last thing you want to do is underestimate your marketability as an employee and commit to relocation impulsively. This is a decision that requires an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons.

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