Relocating for work is a milestone moment for just about anyone. With a new city and new job, there’s a lot to think about and even more to adjust to. Let the following tips guide you in making a smooth transition into your new life!

Learning About Your New City

When you move to a new city, it’s smart to do your research on all it has to offer. Bigger cities have a variety of resources to help you get your feet wet and out and about. Say you’re looking at NYC—well, checking out go-to online publications with fitting mobile apps like Thrillist or TimeOut New York will give you all the things to do in just about any neighborhood you decide to live in or explore. You’ll get the low down on activities happening around you and the little push you need to get the courage to try new stuff in a new city, making a big city a little less intimidating.

Finding New Digs

Unless your work is taking care of lodging and living accommodations, you’ll need to get on the house hunt as soon as you find out you’re relocating—the more time to prepare, the better. Say you’re looking at Chicago apartments. You can use helpful apartment search tools like ForRent to find the perfect place to live. The site and mobile app lets you put in your desired living requirements, such as how many bedrooms you’d like, what neighborhood you want to live in and amenities that’ll accommodate everyday living needs, and then filters fitting apartments to match. Plus, you’re able to take a virtual tour of each listing, which proves especially helpful when you’re searching from afar. If you’re in need of a roommate, try using The Room Ring, an app that presents roommate options for you based on mutual friends in your social network among other features.

This is an excerpt from the article New City, New Job: Tips on Relocating for Work which originally appeared on