If you are about to graduate, you may be ready for the rollercoaster of working life. Your career can progress rapidly when you have your degree under your belt. As a young graduate, you could be snapped up quickly by hungry employers keen to grow their business. Many believe their key to success lies with energetic people like you. This may mean that you need to go above and beyond the call of duty to your employer. However, most employers reward enthusiasm with promotions and pay bonuses.
Many small to medium enterprises are keen to grow their businesses rapidly at the moment. This may involve opening up additional offices in cities on the other side of the country. For you it means lots of travel, long hours, early starts for conference calls in other time zones, and a possible new address. If you are picked to head up or support a new office opening, you could be on your way to a new city. It might be far from friends and family who could support you making it quite a frightening prospect.
Your employer will probably give you a list of corporate apartments to choose from, and a healthy relocation package. You may be torn between wanting to progress your career rapidly, and wanting to be near your family and friends. Going to the other side of the country on your own and staying in a strange place is not something for the faint-hearted. You will need to be confident and self-assured. These personality traits are important for finding new friends and creating a new social life for yourself.
When you’re young, it is really important to have a support network with you. If you don’t have a partner or family to come with you, then you might want to think about how you can manage alone. Will you have friends or colleagues in the area you can rely on? Sometimes something as simple as using FaceBook can help. Search for a local group who are interested in the same hobbies as you. Your work will keep you very busy, but you need a healthy work-life balance to avoid stress.
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When you are ready to make the move with your job, you may want to keep your old place on. If you own it, why not rent it out for a while? It’s handy to have something to come back to if you find the new job isn’t right for you. For some people, they need to let go of their old life entirely to motivate them to make the best of their new situation. If commuting really isn’t an option then maybe a complete move could be best for you too.
New jobs are tough enough without having to undertake moving to a new house as well. However, it is a great opportunity for a fresh start and to test your resolve in this exciting situation. No matter what, it will make your resume look really good and push your career prospects even further. Good luck!