According to a poll that we recently ran on our Twitter pay, we asked “Would people relocate cities for a job?”. Over half of the 150 respondents (55% to be exact) replied with a definitive ‘yes’. There was also a significant portion that stated it was very much dependent on the salary. With this information in mind, we have reason to believe that people are rather flexible when it comes to moving cities for a job. In this article, we will discuss how exactly one does relocate to another city for work?
First thing is first… make sure that you have a job that you are going to! There is no point in moving to another city without having something to go to, and you will burn through savings very quickly. Some companies will help you out when it comes to relocating, which is a huge help as you can just hit the ground running. However, in most cases it’s up to you to make it all happen.
The next step is obvious I should hope… that is to find a roof to have over your head. Settling in is one of the most important things to do once you have found a job in another city. When finding a new house for yourself it is crucial that you feel safe in that space as this could very easily affect ones performance at work. Make sure that your new space is in a location that suits you, and it needs to be a distance from your offices where you are comfortable travelling or able to make use of public transport. If you are alone, a viable option is to arrange communal housing which is usually cheaper. There is also constant company which is also crucial when starting out in a new city.
So now that you have the job and a place, you need things to keep yourself happy and occupied so that you don’t end up dying of boredom. There are some fantastic removal services who offer great prices, and will make your transition to your new lifestyle an extremely smooth one. The goal is to make sure that you can just get back into your usual routine during a big change in life. Or one could do a complete change and pick up some new hobbies as there is no better time with a fresh start. Try and join social clubs or pick up new hobbies to make you feel at home, and meeting new people will provide security in your new role at work.
The social side of things is massively important as this will help you settle into your new city with greater ease. There is no better way to discover hidden gems in the city than with someone who has lived there for while already. Meeting new people is the best way to make new friends, so try and be as social as you can. This will really benefit you in the workplace!
If you are relocating to a new city for work, we’d love to hear about it! Tweet us using the #jobseekerswednesday hashtag.
So follow these simple things when you relocate, and with some wide open eyes, more opportunities will become available to you to further your career. Go get em’!