Moving for a new job or career opportunity is one of the most exciting periods of your life. You’re taking the next step in your career, either advancing in the direction you’ve been heading, or changing up the direction entirely.

So, before you’re doing the superstar work you’re so well-known for, you’ve got to get your whole life moved over there first.

Here, the experts at New Zealand Movers tell us some top tips for relocating for a new job or career opportunity:

Book your moving team fast

Whether you’re moving across the island, across the ditch or across the world, you should act quick on booking your moving team. This step is urgent enough without the whole idea of relocating for a job, but it doubles in importance once you throw the work factor in there.

Good moving companies can book out surprisingly quickly at different times of the year. Make sure you book in with New Zealand Movers around 6 weeks before your move takes place. The last thing you want is to get off on the wrong foot with your new boss because there are no moving spots left.

Research suitable suburbs

Every city has suburbs with their own unique vibe, advantages and disadvantages. Are you a single professional looking for a hip, cosmopolitan area? Or moving with a family and want somewhere spacious, leafy and safe? Make sure you do your research on suitable neighbourhoods so you can make your choice with confidence.

Discuss moving allowances

Your employer picked you for a reason: you’re hard-working, experienced and highly-skilled at what you do. They’re lucky to have found a great employee like you, and should be willing to help you wherever possible. And one of the first things they can do to help you is cover your moving costs!

Many employers offer moving allowances which include the cost of your moving company, any temporary accommodation required before moving into your new home, and even travel expenses like plane tickets or fuel costs. Remember: if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Talk to your new colleagues

Another big tip for relocating for work is to ask your employer if there are any colleagues who have also moved over for work. The chances are, if you’re moving for work, there are probably others who have moved for work, too. It’s always good to get anecdotes and tips from others who were in your position, to see what they did and what they’d do differently if they had their time again.

New Zealand Movers are the team to call when you’re planning to move for a career opportunity. They’re a highly-rated team of professionals in intercity and overseas relocations, and have over 30 years’ experience in relocating Kiwis for new jobs. Get in touch with New Zealand Movers and start the road to your new career opportunity today.

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