Moving city or country for a job is a huge decision and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly however, by widening your scope when looking for a role you are opening yourself up to a much larger range of opportunities and a higher chance of finding your dream job.
At Perfect Placement, we recruit for businesses across the whole of the UK, including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. That’s a huge geographical area containing a huge range of automotive opportunities!
Something we’ve learned over our years of finding candidates their perfect role is that it pays to look outside of your usual region and if you are in a position to relocate there can be some great benefits.
- Career Advancement – You may be in a position where there are simply no opportunities to progress with your current employer because the more senior positions are filled. You could end up waiting years for those senior people to leave or retire and in the meantime you’re not being challenged, might feel overlooked and are generally losing the passion you once had for your job. If the job you’re looking for is available in a different area then it is worth considering it as an option. Relocating can give you a totally new perspective on things and light that fire inside you to achieve your goals meaning you could accelerate to the top more quickly. It shows commitment and dedication which employers love and you may be given opportunities you only dreamt of with your last employer.
- Personal Development – As we’ve mentioned, relocating is challenging but taking on new challenges can be fantastic for developing as a person. The age old saying “nothing great comes from comfort zones” is so applicable in this situation because this kind of change often encourages people to step up and achieve things they didn’t know they were capable of. All of this personal development will benefit you in future roles as well as you personally.
- Enjoying New Experiences – 71% of people who took part in a survey by Glassdoor said that relocating for work enabled them to try new things both at work and in their social lives. You might discover new things that you are passionate about, make new friends and also get to explore a completely new area. These are all great ways to develop as a person, expand your skills set and become a more employable candidate in general.
- Securing the job you truly want – Whether it’s working for a specific brand in the Motor Trade or fulfilling a dream job, we all have ambitions which may feel out of our reach. But what if the only thing stopping you is location? Be honest with yourself and weigh up whether this is the reason you haven’t acted on your ambitions and if so, take time to consider your options and weigh up the pros and cons of relocating. If you have any concern that you’ll forever wonder “what if?” if you don’t take the chance, then go for it!
There is no underestimating that relocating for work is a big decision and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly. Much of it will depend on your personal circumstances but with the right things in place it can also be a highly rewarding decision.
If you are considering relocating for a new job and want to speak to one of our team get in touch today!