It is one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world to hear the words “You got the job!” But what comes next? Getting a job offer can send your world into a spiral of readjustment and moving pieces that can be difficult to juggle. You have to evaluate your commute, get used to a new schedule and deal with the stress of learning a new job. And if that new job requires you to move, you need to find ways to make the transition of moving to a new place as seamless as possible. Use the time you have to spend in a hotel while you are house hunting wisely. Here’s how it can work to your advantage in a number of ways.
Evaluate Your Expenses
Before you embark on your journey and leave your home, have your new employer clearly outline any financial assistance they will be offering you to aid in your relocation. Know how much you have to work with even if the case is that they won’t offer you anything. If you don’t have to dip into your savings, you will have more flexibility right away. Once you know what your budget looks like you can start looking for areas in your new city that fall within your parameters and book hotel rooms within those areas.
Book Your Hotel(s)
Try out different hotels in different parts of the city when you’re searching for your new home. This lets you get a feel for what size space is right for you and what areas you feel comfortable in. Line out a schedule that is sustainable for you and your loved ones so you don’t get burnt out from moving from place to place.
As you get an idea of what you’re looking for, conduct an online search for your new home to help limit your choices. If you’re checking out New York City as your new home, see what’s out there online before you hit the pavement. Instead of wasting your time touring each potential home, narrow down your list to what you truly want and need and only visit a select few. This will save you many hours and a lot of energy that can be invested into your new job.
Use Your Resources
Take advantage of the numerous resources that hotels typically provide. Talk with the front desk or concierge to learn about the different neighborhoods in the area. Learn what traffic looks like in the area and which streets to avoid. All of this will help you navigate where your ideal location will be in terms of the location of your new office.
The front desk staff also will be knowledgeable about the local attractions and what the people in that area do for fun. The more you know about the area where you will be living, the more comfortable you will feel during your transition. This way you can go into your new job feeling confident in your decision to move.