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Old 10-21-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'd like to move after college out of Pittsburgh into the sunny city of Orlando, Florida (the things I do for love). I'm not going to be moving any furniture at all as all of my furniture up to this point has been provided by my university. I plan to move mostly clothes and maybe some linens and toiletries. And my computer. And other little things that will fit easily into my car.

Does anyone have any tips for completing this move? Mostly advice about trying to find a job in Orlando (I'm finishing my B.S. in HR Management) and finding a place to stay? Or just anything that might help here.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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I'd like to move after college out of Pittsburgh into the sunny city of Orlando, Florida (the things I do for love). I'm not going to be moving any furniture at all as all of my furniture up to this point has been provided by my university. I plan to move mostly clothes and maybe some linens and toiletries. And my computer. And other little things that will fit easily into my car.

Does anyone have any tips for completing this move? Mostly advice about trying to find a job in Orlando (I'm finishing my B.S. in HR Management) and finding a place to stay? Or just anything that might help here.
Be prepared to pay rent X3 just to move in.
(First/last/security). You'll also have to put down a deposit to get your electricity turned on.
Be sure you have a job lined up before you move.
Florida's job market is very tough.
There are a LOT of people moving here lately.

What do you expect to pay for rent?

One tip I can give you for job hunting that worked for me:
Look up specific companies you're interested in working for.
Find out the name of the HR manager.
Call them on the phone and explain that you're finishing college and was hoping they could give you some tips as far as do they know anyone hiring someone with your credentials.
This way you're not putting anyone on the spot (not asking for a job out right).

Best of luck.. but keep in mind, there are TONS of people moving to Florida, and the pay is low here.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Reconsider Orlando.

You'll thank me later.

Sunshine won't pay the bills, Sunshine.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Be prepared to pay rent X3 just to move in.
(First/last/security). You'll also have to put down a deposit to get your electricity turned on.
Be sure you have a job lined up before you move.
Florida's job market is very tough.
There are a LOT of people moving here lately.

What do you expect to pay for rent?

One tip I can give you for job hunting that worked for me:
Look up specific companies you're interested in working for.
Find out the name of the HR manager.
Call them on the phone and explain that you're finishing college and was hoping they could give you some tips as far as do they know anyone hiring someone with your credentials.
This way you're not putting anyone on the spot (not asking for a job out right).

Best of luck.. but keep in mind, there are TONS of people moving to Florida, and the pay is low here.
For rent, I'm not expecting anything less than $800/month for a one-bedroom apartment or duplex or whatever. I know the job market is tough right now down there, but I'm gonna have to try my best here.

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Reconsider Orlando.

You'll thank me later.

Sunshine won't pay the bills, Sunshine.
Nah. Girlfriend and I are moving down there because she's going to work for Disney. So I'm going as well.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Good luck finding a rental in that price range.
Be sure to come with at least $10k.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Good luck finding a rental in that price range.
Be sure to come with at least $10k.
Like I said, I'm not expecting to pay that much. Just no LESS than $800. It's possible (I've seen on Craigslist) to pay that much, but I know to spring for the better ones.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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If you can get a job here, Orlando, BEFORE, you move, great, if not, don't move here. I would do much more research and find cities that are stable, growing, with a wider job base. Orlando has two main industries, Old People (retired) (God's waiting room), and tourists. It's tough for a job here in your career field. Look at Houston area, a rough city, crowded, but JOBS!
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