How to Adapt After Relocating for a Job
If life after college has you relocating for a job, you may be concerned about how you are going to adapt to your new lifestyle. The working world is a bit different than the world you’re used to–you know, the one where you can stay up all night and take a nap between classes if you need to. Relocating for work and leaving all of your friends can be scary, but it’s also an opportunity for an adventure.
Here are 4 tips for adjusting after relocating for a new job:
So, you’ve found yourself in a new city. This is either your dream or your worst nightmare. Whether it’s in the middle of your career or it’s your first job out of college, readjusting after relocating can sometimes seem overwhelming.
Find an Apartment
When relocating for a job, the first thing you’ll need to do is find somewhere to live. If you already know people who live in your new city, ask if they have any advice about neighborhoods in which you should live, or if they know anyone looking for a roommate.
Get to Know Your City
Now that you’ve found an apartment, it’s time to start exploring. Getting used to a new city can be a bit challenging, but fortunately, you have technology on your side. Use websites like TimeOut to find out what’s happening around town, and consult free apps like Yelp and Urbanspoon when you’re trying to find a new restaurant or bar to frequent. Google Maps can also be extremely helpful when you’re trying to find your way to the office–even if you’re taking public transit.
Make New Friends
Making friends is a different process than when you were in college, and it can be particularly challenging if you’re relocating for a job. Many people meet their new post-grad buddies through work, while others opt to join kickball leagues, take unique classes or attend alumni functions for their alma maters. You can also consult websites like Meetup to see if your neighbors are going to the beach or heading to a rock concert. Don’t be afraid to try something new–adapting to your new lifestyle is all about taking risks! There are lots of options on sites like these that won’t break your budget, but will allow you to have a great time with new people!
Adjust to a 9-to-5 lifestyle
If you’re relocating because of college graduation, one of your biggest challenges post-college may just be adjusting to your new 9-to-5 lifestyle. It’s important to take care of yourself, so make sure you get enough sleep and eat breakfast every morning (just like your mother told you). It may help to make a schedule for yourself as you’re adjusting to your new daily work hours.
Written by Niccole Schreck
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