Dear Lifehacker, I am moving interstate for a new job. What is your advice for coming into not only a new workplace but also a new city where we (myself, my wife, two kids under 4) know no-one? Thanks, Relocating Questioner
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The steps to landing a new job are pretty much the same in every city: keep on eye on popular job sites and apply for absolutely everything that grabs your interest. You can find a huge array of articles on our website that offer extensive employment tips; from constructing the perfect resume to improving your interview techniques. Check out the stories under our Job and Interview tags for plenty of in-depth advice.
As to meeting new people, this is substantially easier in the internet age compared to decades past: whatever your hobbies or interests are, you'll probably be able to find a specialist app or website that will hook you up with like-minded people in your area. This article provides some useful tips on how to make friends as an older, post-university adult.
If you're wary of meeting strangers through the internet, check out our online social safety guide. If you'd prefer not to meet in the flesh straight away, you can break the ice with a web-based video chat service.
We'd also like to hear from our readers on this: if you have any tips for finding professional and/or social connections in a new city, let RQ know in the comments section below.
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