Should you relocate for your job? Five steps for weighing up the decision

We explore if leaving the big city for a different pace of life – and vice versa – always lives up to the dream, and the steps involved in the process.

13 March 2023

Lockdowns, resignations and the spiralling cost of living may have inspired a wave of migrations from major cities to more affordable or more tranquil locations. But what’s it really like to settle into a new way of life and work? ⁠In this guide, we explore the steps involved in relocating as a person working in the creative industry – and the questions you need to ask before making a move. Plus, Bethany Plummer, senior designer at Baxter and Bailey and Michael C Place, founder and creative director of Studio.Build share insights and tips based on their personal experiences of upping sticks.

Whatever you’re aiming for, it’s important to remember that a new place can only provide benefits to you if you’re able to accept the inevitable losses that also come with change. This means you have to identify what you’re willing to give up in order to access something different; be realistic about what you can and can’t compromise on.

Click here to revisit the guide on what to consider before relocating on the If You Could Jobs Journal.

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