Should you job hunt before or after your move?

Should you job hunt before or after your move?

Relocation can often mean having to find a new job, especially if you are moving far away. If you have to find new employment because of your move, then you may be wondering when it is best to start looking and whether you should job hunt before or after you move.

A number of factors contribute to whether it is best to look for work before or after you move, so we’ve taken a look at the pros and cons of both.

Looking before

It can be a good idea to look for work before you move as it can make settling into your new surroundings easier. Finding employment before you move also eliminates the gap between jobs meaning that you won’t be left with a gap in wages.

However, looking before you move could mean that you have to frequently travel for job interviews, and will have to arrange your job hunting around preparing for your move.

Looking after

Choosing to look after you move has many benefits. You will be able to easily familiarise yourself with the new place that you live in, and locate areas where you would prefer to work. You also have more time to search, and can spend more time focusing on completing your move and settling in.

Despite having more time to search, looking after you move can mean that there is a gap in wages. If you don’t have significant savings, then you may have to take temporary employment until you find something more permanent.

Job hunting tips

Whether you decide to look before or after you move, there are a number of ways that you can make your job hunt and relocation easier. If you’re going to be spending your time juggling packing, unpacking, and searching for the perfect job then you should ensure the following:

  • Have your internet set up asap – you can easily look for employment online and send out CVs from home, so make sure your wifi setup is one of the first things ticked off your to do list.
  • Look for ways to make things easier – don’t feel you have to do everything yourself. If you’re feeling pushed for time, then relieve some of the stress by getting help. Paying for someone to help with your packing, like our team, can free up time that can be spent looking for work.
  • Call in recruitment – when it comes to looking for employment, a recruitment consultant can do the hard work for you. Simply sign on with an agency, tell them what type of work you’re after, and let them find the employers for you.

While we can’t help you find a new job, we can help make your move easier. Our team of removal experts operate throughout Wiltshire and the south west, so get in touch today for a no obligation removals quote. Call us on 01225 759200!