How to Approach a New Job When Moving

If you’re moving long distance, whether it’s to another city, province or country, everyone encounters the same problem: the new job. Fret not, we have some helpful advice!

Already have a job lined up?

If you’re moving because of a new job opportunity, you won’t need to worry about finding work; however you will still need to worry about the job itself. Although you might have just moved to a completely different area, you should still try to remain calm and confident when you’re at your first day on the job. You can’t afford to have your employer regret their decision to hire you.

The best thing to do? Realize why the company chose you over others and perform your work in a way that reminds everyone of it! In other words, as cliché as it sounds, be yourself and work hard at everything you do!

Already decided you want to move?

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If you have already made up your mind on moving, try to find a job beforehand! The internet is a powerful tool and has been since the 90’s. There are several job board websites such as Indeed, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, LinkedIn and many more. Job boards are excellent resources for job hunters as they allow you to receive automated job notifications, job listings, resume building tips, resume and cover letter writing services, niche boards and more.

Before applying to online jobs, brush up on your email etiquette, check your grammar and try to make the best impression in writing so you have a better effect in person or over the phone.

Pay attention to your online presence

It’s important to keep in mind that your online profile says a lot about the kind of person you are. Once you begin the job searching process, take down any inappropriate posts or photos you may have on your social media accounts. According to TheMuse, one in three employers have rejected candidates based on something they have found about them online.

Bottom line is, take the time to clean up your social media presence before applying to jobs because it’s not worth the risk! Here are some helpful statistics to keep in mind:

Must move immediately?

If you have to move immediately and have yet to look for a job, don’t panic. Like previously mentioned, utilize the internet and get out as many applications and inquires as possible before moving and once you arrive in your new home, work diligently to find a job.

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While professional movers help unpack your possessions, go out and explore the area and find locations you like and dislike. Then, apply for jobs within the areas you like, this way you have somewhere to start rather than just applying for random jobs in random locations.

You can also tap your connections, who do you know in the area you just moved to? Perhaps you have family, friends, professional or college connections around, everyone you know and everyone they know may be able to help you with your job hunt. If you absolutely can’t find a job and are getting antsy, consider a temp or seasonal job until you can line up a more permanent position. Depending on the time of the year and the location, there may be plenty of short-term jobs you can do until you get hired full-time.

Take the time to focus.

So, while you are working diligently at getting a job, trust the logistics of the move to people who move all of the time. If you are moving, you need a professional moving company, such as Dowell’s Moving & Storage, with experience and good customer service so you can focus on setting up a life for yourself in your new home!

We are located in Victoria, BC and we can’t wait to help you with this exciting time in your life. Give us a call today at 250-361-9866 for additional information or fill out an online quote today!