What follows is a collection of the best relocation and moving tools and resources to assist job-seekers who are considering relocating.
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QuintCareers.com Articles Related to Relocating:
New City, New Job: How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search — great tips, suggestions, and strategies for job-seekers conducting a long-distance job-search.
Long-Distance Job Search Do’s and Don’ts — the keys to a smooth long-distance job search.
Resources to Find the Best Places to Live and Work:
Quintessential Careers: The Best Companies for Job-Seekers — a collection of the “best” Websites, including best places to work or live for all job-seekers; best places to work for specific types of job-seekers; and lists of more lists.
Find Your Spot — an online quiz to find the best places to live, work, and retire. Claims to enable you to discover perfect hometowns rated to match YOUR unique interests, compare the best cities and small towns with free colorful reports, then search for jobs in your career field in your Top Spots.
Livability’s Best Places to Live — using proprietary research studies, engaging articles, and original photography and video, the site examines topics related to community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing, and the economy — in developing lists of the best best places to live.
Sperling’s Best Places — offers 3,000 City Profiles; a Cost of Living and Salary Calculator; a tool that lets you describe your ideal place to live and compares your preferences with our database of hundreds of cities, and presents you with rankings for your further investigation; a ranking of the rankings of recent “Best Places”-type studies by Forbes, Fortune and ZPG; school statistics on 87,000 U.S. public schools in 16,000 districts; crime rates in 2,500 U.S. cities; and climate profiles for 2,000 cities worldwide.
CityRating.com — offers city guides, school rankings, city search, cost of living information, occupational outlook, weather history, and weather forecasts.
CNN/Money Best Places to Live — annual city rankings plus a compilation of housing costs, tax rates, crime statistics, and much more on nearly 500 towns; various search engines base don various criteria entered by the user; a cost of living calculator; and a salary comparison.
Homestore.com powered by Homefair.com — a vast resource with school reports, city reports, relocation crime lab, reports on home prices; research calculators (salary calculator, community calculator, lifestyle optimizer, insurance professor); moving calculators, relocation wizard, military relocation wizard; financial calculators, such as rent vs. buy, mortgage payments, refinancing your home, home affordability, new car payments; search engines to enable you to find a home, apartment, job, loan, newly built home, manufactured home, professional, senior community, tax professional; and features and articles to help you organize your move, choose the best mortgage, home buyer guides, choose where to live, and buy your first home.
Resources to Help With Relocation:
AIM Relocation — a comprehensive relocation site, where you can find information and links for home values, cost-of-living estimators, moving services, city guides, school reports, and more. No cost to job-seekers.
MoversDirectory.com — a great site for job-seekers who are relocating. This comprehensive site, the leading directory of movers and moving companies, offers information on moving, including moving tips and moving guides, moving quotes, and moving services from car shipping to moving storage, and more. No cost to job-seekers.
123Movers.com — a free service that allows folks who are considering relocation — or find yourselves relocating — to solicit competitive bids from local and long-distance fully-licensed moving companies. Also includes a number of articles and tips on how to make a stress-free move, as well as resources related to auto transport, packing and storage, moving internationally, and moving insurance.
Relo-Guide — a great relocation resource for job-seekers, with helpful guides and articles related to moving as well as links to all the key resources needed in a move, such as real estate, rental housing, community information, moving, and more. Free to job-seekers.
Moving.com — has numerous relocation resources, including a Moving section in which you can get a moving quote, find out about auto shippers, “you pack, they drive” movers, boxes & supplies, truck rental, and last-minute moves; a Real Estate section featuring home buyers, home sellers, renters, temporary housing, find a roommate; a Storage section with resources to find local storage facilities and locate pick up and drop off storage; a Loan Center with resources to find a lender, get your credit report, consult a mortgage calculator, and conduct online banking; a Change Address section that enables you to change your address in 15 minutes; My Moving Wizard, “your personalized moving planner with guides, tools, and reminders;” and neighborhood, with city comparisons, cost of living guides, and guides to entertainment.
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