Careers advice

Moving to Another City To Find Work

Are you thinking of starting a new life and career in another city or country? It’s not such a bad idea; indeed, if you’re prepared to move around, and to take up different jobs in different cities, you can build up a wealth of experience to put on your CV, enabling you to find well-paid work all over the world.

But how can you manage the process of moving to another city and finding work? Here are a few tips to help you ensure you don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Tips for Finding a Work in Another City

First of all, you need to send off a well-organised and carefully targeted CV. Choose the companies that really interest you, and submit an infographic résumé accompanied by a well-written cover letter.

If the classic ploy of sending a CV produces no results, why not go and visit in person. If you decide to do this, our advice is to choose a place where you already have some friends who will be able to give you help and support. Have you ever thought of working in Australia or Canada? This might be a good time to reconsider the idea!

Do some online research and look at surveys and official data to see if the city you have visited has a good quality of life. If the answer is “yes” then it probably has a low level of unemployment, and so the chances of finding work are good.

Our final tip is not to place too much faith in your ability to assimilate straight away. If you arrive in a new city and you have to survive till the end of the month and pay the bills, just take whatever job comes up, at least at the start. In this way, you can get to know the place and make new friends, as well as putting a little money aside.