/ Asked by Vinesh
Should I accept a job that is more in line with my field of study but move far away from family, or should I go with a job that is close to my family but less in line with field of study?? I'm 25 years old.
Answered by Mandy, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Thursday, June 25, 2015
This is really a personal decision and you need to think about what's important to you. It would be great to find a position in your field of study and also be close to your family.

Good luck in your job search!
Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Thursday, June 25, 2015
That is a very difficult question, and ultimately will need to be a personal choice. I have two pieces of information to share with you. 1) When making large decisions like this, it is best to mediate on it. Let the idea marinate with your soul. After some time, your gut will lead you in the right direction. 2) On a personal note, I have moved far away from family and although it was difficult, it was a time of great adventure along with personal/professional growth.
I wish you all the best in this decision, and ultimately you should be very proud because you have to decide between two great opportunities. It is a good problem to have!
Nell
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, June 26, 2015
This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that will undoubtedly force you to be introspective and ask yourself what is most important to you.  I have seen many cases where someone moves away for a job that will provide them with great experience and then move back home once they have obtained the needed experience to find a job near home.  On the other hand, having a family support system nearby cannot be undervalued.  What it will boil down to is what will make you most happy.  It may be great for your career to move away, but if will  be unhappy in the process, is it worth it?  Let your level of comfort with both situations be the driver of your decision.  If you do this, your will have no long term regrets.
Answered by Sebastian, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
That is a great question. Many of us have faced the exact same situation at some point in their careers. Based on my personal experience, I can tell you that moving far away from your family to accept a job offer can be a great learning experience. Also, I am sure your family will understand, that this could be a chance for you, which you do not want to miss. You should do whatever you feel most comfortable and confident with. No matter what decision you make, it does not necessarily have to be a decision for a lifetime.

Good luck for the future!
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Thursday, July 2, 2015
The pursuit of work/life balance is a hot ticket conversation across just about every business in our modern world.  How do we find a way to make it all work, building our careers while maintaining our relationships and the important bonds that are such a big part of fitting all the pieces together.  Good for you for going into this with your eyes open.  No one can make this decision for you, but I want to end this comment by saying, whichever decision you make, don't beat yourself up about it.  Finding your true happiness and path is ultimately going to inform your ability to create needed balance.
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