Moving to a new city is hard enough. Trying to make a move while changing careers can feel impossible! But it doesn’t have to be too difficult if you plan and take care of some essentials. In this post, we’ll go over 4 Essentials for Changing Careers and Moving at the Same Time that will help you get started on your new life in your new hometown.
Finding the Right Property
Once you’ve decided on a new town and career, the first thing you need to do is find the perfect property for your needs. A great way to start this process is by looking up some properties like apartments online and visiting open houses in person. If possible, try getting together with friends or family that live near there already to recommend places they know about. You also want to think of what amenities are most important to you, such as distance from work, outdoor space like a yard and pool/hot tub if relevant, proximity to shopping and restaurants and entertainment venues, etc. Finding potential locations ahead of time will save you time during the moving process instead of trying frantically searching for something last minute when all other boxes have been checked.
Another essential when moving is knowing how to pack effectively. There are a few different methods you can use, but one of the most popular ways is using boxes already close in size. For example, if you buy cereal at the store, it will usually come packaged in a large box with smaller ones inside, so they fit perfectly into your car or storage unit. You can also reuse certain items like shoe boxes for books and clothes or towels/sheets for lighter knickknacks. Another important tip includes leaving enough space between each item, so there isn’t any shifting while being transported, potentially damaging fragile pieces!
Making New Friends
One of the best things about moving is that it can be an excellent opportunity to make new friends. But, this doesn’t mean that you should go out and randomly introduce yourself to people on the street (although sometimes this does work). Instead, a better way to meet locals is by joining community groups or signing up for classes related to your interests. This gives you a common ground to start conversations and allows you to get more involved in the community overall. Plus, if you’re active on social media, there’s always the option of connecting with people online as well before making plans to meet in person.
Finding a Job
Last but not least, you need to find a job! This can be one of the most complex parts of moving, especially if you’re new to the industry. There are many different ways you can go about this, including networking with friends and family who may know someone in your field or reach out on websites like LinkedIn, etc., attending career fairs/meetings at local businesses so they can get an idea for what type of person you are, utilizing online resources like Indeed which aggregates listings from all over the web. Hence, it’s easy to search quickly by location, checking bulletin boards around town that might have flyers up open advertising positions, applying directly through company websites if possible (most companies will list their hiring process), sending emails asking for advice/referrals to people in your field who work at companies you’re interested in, etc.
These are just a few of the essentials you’ll need to take into account when changing careers and moving. Being prepared ahead of time will help make the process run smoother and less stressful. Good luck!