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Old 05-21-2007, 10:14 AM
 
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I'm doing some research for an event I'm working on for young newcomers in Atlanta. I'd love to get your feedback/suggestions on the biggest challenges you have faced when moving here (or are having trouble with even before the move) in terms of finding a place to live, getting a job, meeting people, etc. What types of information would be helpful to you when making a move to Atlanta, especially on your own?
Feel free to post or even PM me if you want more info.
Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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My wife and I are looking at relocating to Atlanta. We are going to buy a condo in Midtown and see finding jobs ( I am an accountant and she is an insurance agent) and meeting people as the biggest hurdles.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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Would you attend a full-day networking event that included information on where to live, how to meet people, network and find good jobs (with recruiters on site)? If so, what would you consider a fair admission fee for this event? Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:00 PM
 
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No offense, but I wouldn't. I find the recruiters who show up for those types of things are usually worthless and I think part of the fun of moving to a new city is finding out that stuff for yourself. I love to explore cities and figure out what part I want to live in so that service wouldn't really help me. I'm sure others would benefit from it though.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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No offense, but I wouldn't. I find the recruiters who show up for those types of things are usually worthless and I think part of the fun of moving to a new city is finding out that stuff for yourself. I love to explore cities and figure out what part I want to live in so that service wouldn't really help me. I'm sure others would benefit from it though.
I have to agree. A lot of that information is easily found with research. In addition, it kinda takes the fun out of discovering a new city...*shrug*
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies. The event will be of much higher caliber than the typical college career fair. We piloted it last year to great response. Had financial planners, resume workshops, speed networking, cocktails, and heavy hitters in the Atlanta area. Recruiters were all in house from top companies. I'm just trying to enhance the content for next year's event. Maybe I made it seem like something different from the initial post. It's a fairly large event at a big venue only catering to 20-somethings and newcomers with unique opportunities for recent college graduates. Hope this helps to clarify. Please keep your comments coming!
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