Imagine waking up for work and not having to worry about sitting on the bus in traffic, squeezing yourself onto a packed train (possibly not managing to squeeze on at all) or forcing your way through crowds? It may seem like the impossible, but it is in fact do-able.

Many people living in London have not ever even considered traveling out of London for work – but here’s why you should and why you might be missing out by not doing so.

1.   Good opportunities – a better chance of your CV being noticed

 As a result of London being so famous for its opportunities, candidates are finding it increasingly competitive and therefore finding it harder to land the role they desire, due to such a large number of applicants per role.

When applying for a role in London, your job application is likely to be up against thousands of other CV’s, decreasing the chances of being hired, however, if you are applying for a role out of London, the chances of being hired will increase significantly due to the lower amount of applicants.

2.   A (much) better commute

 Rather than having no choice but to travel on public transport, working out of London has many benefits, including the choice of being able to drive to work. Some may disagree, but for most, including myself, an enjoyable and quiet drive to work alone rather than sitting or standing on a packed train is far more preferable.

As well as the dreaded experience of traveling to work in London, it is also important to consider the cost. According to the BBC, Public transport in London is the world’s most expensive and our research shows monthly travel cards costing about £250 (depending on zones).

With that in mind, it is not only the pleasures of a quiet drive to work to consider. According to Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), every extra minute of commuting time reduces job satisfaction and leisure time satisfaction increases strain and worsens mental health.

3.   Work-life balance

 Achieving a work-life balance can be a challenge. Having a work-life balance has proven to reduce stress. There are a large number of reasons why you may not be achieving a work-life balance and travel time can be one of them.

According to the BBC, people who work in London have the longest journeys, with
931, 000 people spending at least two hours getting to the office and back.

As much as most of us aspire to have a good job, it is also essential that we take care of ourselves. According to the office of national statistics, people in London consistently having lower personal well-being, including lower levels of happiness, lower levels of life satisfaction, and higher levels of anxiety.

Many people would agree that having a shorter and more pleasant experience traveling to work not only makes your days more enjoyable but more motivating, as this means more time for your personal life and not dreading your journey to and from work!

4. Summary

 To summarise, although London is well known for its job opportunities, there are many similar opportunities which are out of London and should still be more than easy enough to get to. There are many people currently commuting into central London every day who have not even considered the fact that working just outside of London could be the biggest game-changer!

Also, for those of you who are currently looking for an exciting new opportunity, it’s time to get applying for some jobs out of London – what have you got to lose?


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