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New Year, New Role, New City

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21 Jan 2014

For a lot of people, a New Year means a new job - or at least the hunt for one - with 95% of people say that finding a new job is their New Years resolution this January (survey by

January seems to always be the month when people are determined to organise their life and set themselves goals for the year, and I was no exception.

In January I relocated to the North West, joining the Manchester Finance Public Sector team covering Lancashire and Cumbria. Relocation, despite being a common part of adult life, is still a pretty daunting prospect. Regardless of the number of times we move, it rarely gets any easier.

Luckily for me I was in a position where I knew the team I would be working with but I also took some key advice from friends and family in preparation of the move;

Everyone commented on the cost of living in a City Centre and advised the most important thing I could do was to budget, plan and sort my finances. It was important to budget for the deposit on my apartment, a couple of month's expenses and bills and to keep an emergency stash for that rainy day.

Despite leaving behind friends and family, we are in a time where social media is readily available and a catch up over Facebook, text message or Skype is there at the click of a button. Scheduled calls and regular catch ups made settling in easier, and I was even able to look up and connect with old friends who have moved to the area.

One of the most stressful parts of any move is the packing and sifting through years of belongings. It's a good time to have a clearout and decide what to keep, what to donate to charity and what to throw away. It's surprising how rewarding this feels too.

Furthermore, it's essential to consider how you will move - for example by car, movers and arranging any storage needs.

I've spent the first couple of weeks getting my bearings and discovering the facilities near by - supermarkets, gym, bars etc. New work colleagues and neighbours are great source of information. Many people recommend taking up a new hobby in a new area, especially if you don't know anyone. This can be a great way of trying something you've always wanted to do and making new friends.

If you are looking for a new job and open to relocating, why not get in touch with Sellick Partnership and talk to our professional consultants who can guide you through the opportunities we have on offer. Contact me for an initial discussion on 0161 8341642 or e-mail

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