If you’re one of the thousands of people who’s gotten a new job in the last year, you may have had to consider the possibility of moving to a new city as part of getting a new job. And if this possibility became a reality, the idea of packing up your life and moving somewhere new while also starting a new job can be a lot to handle.
To help make this whole experience easier for you to manage, here are three tips to help you relocate for a new job.
Make Sure You Can Afford To Live There After The Relocation
Before you start getting too far into the process of relocating for a new job, you’ll first want to determine if you can actually afford to live in this place with your new salary.
According to Paula Fernandes, a contributor to Business News Daily, just because you’re being paid more than you are currently doesn’t mean you’ll be in a better financial position if you’re moving to a city that’s more expensive. So before you accept this new job offer that would require you to relocate, make sure you do your research about all the costs you’ll be paying once you get there to ensure that you’ll still have a standard of living that you’re comfortable with. This should include contacting a local real estate agent to determine which areas you can afford to live and if you’d be happy there.
Ask About Relocation Assistance
If the company you’ll now be working with knows that you’re going to be relocating in order to start, you should ask them about any relocation assistance that they provide.
In some cases, companies will already have relocation packages and assistance in place for new hires. But if they don’t, MyMove.com recommends broaching the topic by expressing that you’d be able to start sooner or get onboarded at a quicker pace if the company was willing to help you out with specific aspects of your move, either materially or financially.
Start Keeping Detailed Lists
Once you’ve got the wheels turning on your relocation, Stacey Lastoe, a contributor to The Muse, advises that you start making detailed lists about everything that you have to do. Ideally, you should have a list both for your move itself and for what you need to have in place in order to start your new job once you get to the new city you’ll be living in. This will help to ensure that you don’t forget anything or let something important fall through the cracks during the stressful and overwhelming time.
If you’re likely to be relocating for a job soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get through this process as easily as possible.