Considering job offers that require relocating

If you receive offers in a new city, you'll want to be careful about making true comparisons between offers. Each state has different rules on income and property taxes, for example, so costs of living can really vary from city to city. These three sites have online tools to compare salaries and costs of living in various cities: NerdWallet and Bankrate .

Another thing to consider about moving to a new city is your willingness to branch out on your own. For some that's an exciting prospect, while it can be a bit overwhelming for others.