Another WHERE question I get is about relocation. Things like
What if it’s hard to find a job in the new area? Should I worry about trying to get relocation expenses covered? How do you find a job you’ll like if you’re unfamiliar with the area?
First, take this step-by-step. Make the decision to relocate. Do your homework on your WHERE. Once you’ve made that decision, all the others will come easier. Because now you’ve narrowed down the next set of decisions. So, let’s take each question one at a time.
What if it’s hard to find a job there? If you really want to live there, go anyway. Be prepared to take a starter job to get a taste of the place. But don’t give up on what you really want. I heartily believe that whatever decision you make to get busy and productive, it will pay you back. Get to know people, what’s hot in the area, then build. You can make this work if you’re willing to take a risk. It probably won’t go the way you think it should, but it will go. You’ve just got to be willing to let the Guided Drift thing work. Make a plan, work it, and when something else steps in that feels right , TAKE IT!
Getting relocation expenses covered. How great if you can make it happen. But I would never let that get in my way for going where I want to go. Only you know what your tolerance level is for money shortage, and going without for a while. I will tell you, though, if you wait for the perfect moment, it will never come. Sometimes you just gotta trust in Guided Drift. And do your best with what comes your way.
How do you find a job you’ll like if you’re unfamiliar with the area? Finding what you like has nothing to do with the area. It has everything to do with you doing your homework on YOU. Worry about getting familiar with what you want for right now. Getting familiar with the area is a far easier thing to do. You just get your walking shoes on and a smile, and start meeting people and neighborhoods. When you’re new in an area, remember that people and opportunities don’t come to you, you have to go out and make them happen.
Relocation takes courage. It also takes patience, a willingness to hang in there while you get the feel of the place, the people, and the best ways to find work. As always, you find work through networking. And remember not to be afraid of that. It’s nothing more than meeting people, sharing gossip and news, and figuring out what’s up in this new territory you’ve entered.