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Old 09-11-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Red face Young Person to move-- SAV or ATL

Hi, I'm 21 and a college graduate. I live in the city of Waycross, GA and I want to move to a bigger city. I want to know where I can get good job and find a place to live-- not necessarily in that order, I am horrible and filling out job applications. Right now I am leaning more to Savannah, live there for a few years and see if that works out-- I am afraid Atlanta will overwhelm me.

Things I definitely need:
-I need reliable public transit
-A job quick and reliable
-Shared housing available
-I want a good amount of places to shop
-I enjoy swimming/beaches (+1 to Savannah)

Which city should I go with? I already got potential prospects in Savannah, but I want to ask people who have lived there. Never been away from home before, it's kind of scary. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Things I definitely need:
-I need reliable public transit - Atlanta would be better for transit
-A job quick and reliable - In what field? This would be the most important need right now.
-Shared housing available - Not sure one city would be better than the other.
-I want a good amount of places to shop - Atlanta would offer more shopping.
-I enjoy swimming/beaches (+1 to Savannah) - Savannah
If you have a job prospect in Savannah already, get that situation worked out and move there for a while. If Atlanta seems a little scary, you might like Savannah better...but the number one priority is finding a job before you make any move (if possible).
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Savannah. Build up your resume before making a move to Atlanta.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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If you have a job prospect in Savannah already, get that situation worked out and move there for a while. If Atlanta seems a little scary, you might like Savannah better...but the number one priority is finding a job before you make any move (if possible).
I've been looking for jobs for the longest time..and I actually had an interview lined up but I was unable to make it there because of the difference in times. I thought if I used my savings money and moved before holidays I would find something..but looking now I am not having much more luck. I really wish I had more networking connections.. The job I have in Waycross is not enough to make ends meet. I have a two year degree in computer support, as well as warehouse/retail/office experience. I don't care what field the job is in.. I just need one.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Savannah. Build up your resume before making a move to Atlanta.
This is more random than an actual reply..but would you know of any places to get leads on work? Right now I've been on Craigslist..but I've been unable to find an official Savannah shopper page. The biggest problem I am having is finding jobs that are scams or take an hour or two to complete a long survey "Would you steal from an employer?" I've done several of these for big name retailers and nothing ever comes out of it. Thanks for any help/suggestions.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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This is more random than an actual reply..but would you know of any places to get leads on work? Right now I've been on Craigslist..but I've been unable to find an official Savannah shopper page. The biggest problem I am having is finding jobs that are scams or take an hour or two to complete a long survey "Would you steal from an employer?" I've done several of these for big name retailers and nothing ever comes out of it. Thanks for any help/suggestions.
Georgia Labor Market Explorer
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Thank you so much!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Thank you so much!
Glad to help!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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Location: Savannah GA
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Savannah would be better than Atlanta -- a lot closer to Waycross if you get homesick!

Several good sites for local jobs:

Home - The Creative Coast (Savannah, GA)

Savannah GA Jobs | Jobs in Savannah GA | Savannah Hiring Employment Search

Savannah Morning News
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I've been looking for jobs for the longest time..and I actually had an interview lined up but I was unable to make it there because of the difference in times. I thought if I used my savings money and moved before holidays I would find something..but looking now I am not having much more luck. I really wish I had more networking connections.. The job I have in Waycross is not enough to make ends meet. I have a two year degree in computer support, as well as warehouse/retail/office experience. I don't care what field the job is in.. I just need one.
It is very difficult to find a job living somewhere else...but it's awfully scary thinking about moving somewhere without one. Just be aware that it may or may not work out for you if you take that chance. Good luck wherever you end up.
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