AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
February 14, 2017

CATEGORIES:
Around Town,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

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Moving for a New Job? See it as an Opportunity, Not an Inconvenience

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
February 14, 2017

CATEGORIES:
Around Town,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

This post was written by marketing associate, Madeline G. who moved to Dayton after she was hired. 

Who likes moving? If you answered, “me,” you’re a rare breed and I applaud you. Most people dread packing their life into boxes and moving out of one space and into another. It can be a hassle.

Moving to a new town for a job was not something I was thrilled about either. What I learned, though, was moving to a new city was an opportunity to have a fresh start. I’ve lived in Dayton for almost a year now and love being here. I picked up a few tips along way that can make starting over in a new city a breeze.

Don’t limit your apartment hunting to just the internet. 

I received my job offer when I was still in college, so I used apartment sites to find a place to live. I found one I loved, but after living in Dayton for several months, I have seen several great apartment complexes that I never saw online. If you live near to where you are moving, take a day to drive around and look at what is available.

Ask recruiting or human resource departments for help.

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Moving to Dayton meant moving to a city where I could count the number of people I knew on one hand. I asked the recruiting department what there was to do around town. They provided me with a list of apartment complexes that offered special promotions for Reynolds associates, options for sports leagues, and even their favorite restaurants to try.

Keep up with your hobbies, or dig up your old ones.

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Reynolds is great because there are several ways to get involved with your coworkers. I joined a softball team through Reynolds’ intramural sports program, where I was placed on a team with associates I didn’t know. Nothing brings people together like healthy competition, and it was an easy way to make new friends. Not into sports? Reynolds also offers euchre, corn hole, and tabletop gaming leagues.

Set a budget.

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Everyone should have a budget. I had to plan for increased expenses, so I created a spreadsheet with set budgets for gas, groceries, rent, student loans, and miscellaneous fun activities. While I don’t always stick to it, having an established budget makes me more conscious of my spending.

Conclusion

Sure, moving to a new town for a job means starting over, but whether you see it as an inconvenience or an opportunity is up to you. You have the chance to make new friends, find new hobbies, and gain a new perspective. Be excited! You’re starting a new journey in life and who knows where that will take you next.


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