When I decided to move to a new city, the first thing that came to mind was finding a new job. I had to think how I was going to do it from a distance, before I actually moved there. It felt like something almost impossible to do, but with a few useful actions I took, it was made possible. Allow me to share my experience with you, in the hopes that it would help you do the same if you wish to.
Plan Your Steps
Moving to a new city or maybe even a country is a very big deal. It is time consuming and it requires a lot of planning. When you add a job search to the mix, it will make everything even more hectic. Between finding reliable moving companies to sending out resumes, you need to try and maintain some kind of an organized plan.
As a first step, while looking for reliable moving companies, I would recommend to add a moving date to your resume, and if possible, also your future address. A potential employer is likely to be less excited to hire someone who’s a flight distance away. If you are adding a cover letter in your resume, make sure to end it with a sentence like “I am moving to London in the fall, but would love the opportunity to interview for this job beforehand”.
Once your resume is updated and ready, you need to figure out what it is you want to do. Search the internet for what’s available in your future living area and start sending out resumes. Be prepared to get calls in odd hours while you are in the process of long-distance job searching. It is a possibility that you would be invited to an interview and will have to catch a flight to meet your future employer. While you’re at it, keep searching for reliable moving companies.
Make Up Your Story
You will probably be asked about the reason you are moving, by your family, friends and very likely by any potential employer. Have your story straight and tell it with passion, especially when being interviewed. Make it sound like this is what you dreamed of doing your entire life.
Let’s Talk Logistics
While you search for your next job, it is very important to make sure everything is set up for your moving date. Look for reliable moving companies and compare the services they provide. If you have a motorbike you won’t want to load it on the truck with all your furniture as there are so many things that could go wrong doing that, the best thing to do is to hire a motorbike transportation company, the easiest way to do this is by visiting the Shiply website where you can compare quotes from different motorbike transportation companies which will save you time and money in the long run as well as peace of mind knowing that your motorbike will be safely delivered to your new home.
I recommend setting up a moving date with the company of your choice at least two months ahead of time. This will help you focus on your job search without any other worries.
This is how I’ve found my job, now it’s your turn!