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Whether you’re a seasoned sales professional or just starting in your career, relocating for a job can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. There are various factors to consider when considering a career-based move, such as finding a new place to live, developing a local network, and managing all the nuances that come with relocating. But don’t fret, as this article by Sales Executives will explore an easy-to-follow relocation guide tailored toward sales professionals.

  • Find a Place to Live

When finding a new place to live, you’ll need to focus on several factors, such as the location, budget, and the type of property you desire. Those with children also need to factor in choosing a home located in a great school district and ideally close to good colleges as well. 

If you aren’t comfortable buying a property in a new location right of the back, renting is always an option. Online listing platforms make it easy to find properties in any locality, and some also offer the benefit of virtual property viewings which makes it convenient to evaluate properties. For instance, if you are planning to move to Nashville, where the current price of renting a 2-bedroom apartment is upwards of $1800/month, you’ll be able to tour properties remotely and make an informed decision.

  • Invest Time Towards Networking

If you are moving far away from your current home, creating a new professional network will be key before moving to the new city. Having a local network will help find job opportunities, learn about the local job market, and, most importantly, connect you with more useful individuals in their circle.

The first step to consider will be reaching out to your existing network and requesting them to connect you with any contacts they have and suggest events to attend, according to The Balance. Additionally, you can reach out to an even larger audience by publishing a post on LinkedIn or other social media channels where you have lots of personal and professional connections. Recently, there has been a rise in virtual conferences and networking events, which can always be used as opportunities to meet new people.

  • Create a Stellar Resume

Along with networking, you’ll need to continue applying for jobs, and a well-crafted resume will greatly increase your chances of getting hired. A great resume will focus mainly on your core strengths and areas of competency. Additionally, all work experiences you include should be backed by data and shine a light on your communication and teamwork skills as well. 

When it comes to creating a resume, a PDF is the best option. Unlike other file types, PDF resumes maintain their original quality always and can easily be compressed to meet document size requirements for job applications. Additionally, when storing your resume on the cloud, you can be sure of its safety through encryption and password protection, as reported by Binary Blogger. 

  • Hire Professionals to Help 

Given the several moving pieces of the relocation process, the best way to reduce stress on your shoulders is to work with the right professionals. While these options might sound like unwanted expenses at first, each of them will make the process significantly easier:

  • Packers and Movers: Unless you plan to leave all your belongings behind and start fresh, hiring movers will be needed to pack and ship your furniture and other personal belongings to the new location.
  • Real Estate Agents: A reputable real estate agent will curate properties based on your needs and manage all the paperwork and formalities that come with renting/buying a house. Additionally, they only get paid when you buy through them, saving you the risk of paying upfront.

Taking the right approach to a job-based relocation will result in a smooth transition for any sales professional. Leveraging your networking skills will be key to landing a job, along with a stellar resume. Additionally, house hunting will be made easy by searching for properties with virtual tours or working with an experienced real estate agent.