CareerHow to make a short commute to your ideal job a reality

How to make a short commute to your ideal job a reality

With the daily commute only set to rise, working closer to home can bring significant benefits, including a positive effect on work and personal life balance

Commuting has become an everyday part of people’s lives. According to The Independent, the average commute in the UK is 54 minutes and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that 3.7m workers already travel for two hours or longer every weekday. Unfortunately, the daily commute is only set to rise. With ever increasing train delays, re-routes and a huge increase in the numbers of cars on the road, getting to work is taking longer than ever before.

The daily commute to work is familiar to many of us, but for those who travel long distances, the decision to do so is usually a difficult one and often involves balancing work and personal life. The negative effects of long commutes often relate to stress-related health issues, and the damaging impact on personal relationships and performance at work. In addition, long hours of commuting, especially if you are driving, can be associated with high blood pressure.

Many people who work in London will say that they must work in the city to pursue their chosen career and to earn the kind of income that supports their lifestyle. The majority of people place emphasis on making more money, neglecting other factors of key importance, such as their health, social time and sleep.

Most people in Kent are tempted by the attraction of London with higher wages on offer. And why wouldn’t higher salaries be tempting? Yet, Locate in Kent recently published 101 Reasons Kent Makes Business Sense, which highlights that the median salary in Kent is £28,500, compared to £32,500 in Greater London. Surprised?

Working in Kent has many benefits; the main one being enjoying working closer to home. Your daily commuting time could be reduced dramatically, meaning more time at home – spending time with family, socialising and having a good night’s sleep.

You may be pleasantly surprised by what you can earn in Kent. To find out more, take a look at current vacancies on offer and find updated job listings for all over Kent.

Kent Recruitment Bureau is a specialist recruitment company for accountancy and financial vacancies, providing a valued service to both candidates and employers. Director Tony Line has acquired an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Kent market and worked with many of the county’s foremost employers. This experience and knowledge is what makes Kent Recruitment Bureau unique.

For a real conversation, contact the Kent Recruitment Bureau to discuss your career opportunities.

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