Another aspect to consider is the art of negotiation and how to master it. Salary "ranges" can be wide and it is important to have the confidence and skills to negotiate the best possible salary for yourself. This would also cause you to consider the amount of money you "want" to make versus "need" to make as you enter a new company in a new state. Sometimes it is about getting in at the highest possible salary and sometimes it is about getting a foot in the door regardless of salary level and growing from there.
Finally, ask the person who is interviewing you what the average salary is for this specific job and also what the top performers are earning.
Mark recommends the following next steps:
- Leverage job search resources on the internet and in applications like LinkedIn
- Speak with a recruiting service adviser in the State that you are looking to move to
- Prepare your negotiation tactics based on your experience, skills and education level