Relocating to a new city can be stressful. Having to re-settle into a daily routine can be a challenge on its own – not to mention finding a new job! It’s intimidating to search for a different job in an unfamiliar city. Learn from our tips to make the job search a little easier:
Before beginning any job search you should conduct relevant research, and this is even more important when searching for a job in a new city. Begin to research the job market in the new city and get a lay of the land. Things like workplace culture, pay rates and benefits can vary substantially from one region to another. Once you feel more informed about the job landscape in your new home, you will be equipped to start the search for a job that matches all of your requirements.
Use a recruiter
One of the best ways to relocate is a recruiter. Research local firms in your market with great reviews. Once you’ve identified the right recruiter, lay out your wishlist and must-haves for a new position and let them get to work! A specialized recruiter will provide you with multiple relocation options. If you’re lucky, some jobs may even come with a relocation bonus. If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, get in touch with an Alliance Solutions Group recruiter to help guide you through the process.
Tap your network
A relocation job search is one of the best times to tap your professional network for assistance. You may think your connections are all local and unable to help you find work in another city, but you would be shocked. Many professionals have connections across the country, or even the world, and may be able to connect you with just the right person. Reaching out to your network for guidance can be in the form of a personal email, phone call, LinkedIn message or request for a coffee or lunch meeting. If you engage your professional network often and try to be a helpful asset to them, anyone you reach out to for information should willingly pass along any contacts or tips they have to send you in the right direction.
Take the stress from a relocation job search off your plate by following these tips! Relocation can be an exciting opportunity for growth and advancement in your career, so remember to have fun along the way!
If you are looking to relocate right now, or even debating temporary work in between jobs, contact an Alliance Solutions Group recruiter to kick-start your next job search today!