"Relocation" - the term always seems to carry some weight behind it.
It can often seem daunting and intimidating, causing many to recoil at the very mention of the word.
However, it's worth considering the benefits - which, in many cases, far outweigh the initial hesitation. Here are the ones that stand out to us, and the candidates we have successfully placed in the past:
1. Career advancement
The most obvious benefit is that relocating allows you to pursue careers and opportunities which would otherwise be out of reach. It not only exercises flexibility in your character, but also shows that you are adaptable.
2. Change of scene and lifestyle
It is all too easy to fall into the same routine and habits – day in and day out. All of us have felt it - a new job, office, hub, or company have triggered the motivation to improve other aspects of our life. A fresh start in new surroundings will open you up to new activities and hobbies, and a new way of going about your daily life.
3. Broadening your horizons
Even when a move doesn’t seem drastic – say the location may not be all that far in the grand scheme of things – you would be surprised how much a new corner of the country (or even city) can expand your interests and knowledge. It may expose you to customs, cultures, food and activities you may not have previously considered, enriching your understanding and perception. This will in turn lead to new ideas and fresh perspectives, which are bound to add value to many aspects of your life – professional and otherwise.
4. Personal growth and development
Success and accomplishments inherently make us feel great. The confidence of securing a fantastic new job is only amplified by overcoming the perceived obstacles of moving elsewhere. This also builds resilience over time, allowing you to withstand any challenges that may arise in the future with more ease and a cooler head.
5. Improving your network
Taking up residence in a new location, as well as starting a new role offers the advantage of being around and meeting new people – professionally and socially; intentionally or unwittingly. Exposure to different types of people will open you up to new opportunities, increase your visibility, hone communication skills and is even likely to provide emotional support and happiness.
6. Relocation packages
This one is more of a bonus. Should any or all of the above appeal to you, it is also worth knowing that many companies are happy to assist you on your move when you decide to come on board with them. Our clients understand the uncertainly that someone may feel when choosing to uproot and start fresh. Therefore we have worked with them on many occasions to facilitate a smooth, easy and undisturbed transition. This instils confidence and trust, and helps both parties get off to a great start!