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Relocating For Your Career

If you want to keep up -- and move up -- you may need to go where the jobs are

By Kristen Fischer - August 23, 2010
You see a job posting that's perfect. Decent salary, nice benefits, and you meet all the requirements for the position. But wait. It's located... where?

The media is a fast-paced industry, and if you want to keep up -- and move up -- you need to go where the jobs are. Even though many professionals know this is a normal part of the field, our suffering economy has placed some under more pressure than usual to relocate just to stay employed. Look at ReadyMade magazine, for example. Meredith, its parent company, wanted to move its staff in the Bay Area to Des Moines, Iowa. The magazine operations relocated; the founders and their staff decided not to follow suit. So is job-jumping a strategic step to further your career or just a here-and-now act of desperation? Here, three media vets share their own relocation stories and reveal when it's the right time to pack up for a paycheck....

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