More and more of us are finding it is necessary to make sacrifices in our careers. Promotions aren’t as readily available as they once were. This means it may be necessary to move companies to get onto the next rung of the career ladder. But getting a new job is tough to do too! And sometimes we can’t be too fussy about where we work either.
If you are looking for the next step in your career, you may be willing to look further afield for your next opportunity. And it may not just be a longer commute that you need to take on. You may have to relocate to a completely different city. This is a huge move. It’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, any job you take will come with a trial period. And that means your new employer can fire you at any point.
Taking a job in a new place can also be scary. You’ll have to move house, or at least rent a place in the new city. That means you will need to plough quite a lot of money into the move before you ever make a dime from your new role. There are house bond loans available that may help cover you during this transitional phase. Buying and selling may be an option too, but it can add a lot of stress to a high-pressure move. It may be more commitment than you’re willing to give for a trial situation.
Moving houses can also be very tiring. You don’t want to end up injuring or exhausting yourself before your first day on the job. If you can spare a little time before your first day to get everything settled and in order, you will be well rested and ready to begin fresh. It will also give you a chance to suss out the best commute route and sandwich bars! If you have a family, you may also want a week or so to help them feel settled in their new schools.
Moving to a new place can leave you feeling a little lonely. Try to find community groups that share your interests and hobbies so you can make new friends right away. Check out your new neighborhood, and make the most of any local facilities like play parks and sports centers. Your new colleagues may be able to make some suggestions too. Why not start some conversations with them to help you get acquainted?
Your first day is going to be nerve wracking so make sure you are well prepared for it. Consider your commute carefully, and head out just a little earlier to be sure. Take a notebook so you can jot down names and directions to help you remember. And don’t forget some cash to cover a lunch! Your new colleagues may take you out to help welcome you into your new job.
Moving somewhere new for a brand new job can be a huge risk to take. It can put a lot of pressure on you. Be sure any commitments you make at this stage are well thought through. Good luck in your new job!