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Old 06-17-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Alright, I am 26 with my masters in business from OSU

I have lived in central Ohio all my life.

Being from the Midwest, many of us see Cali as just an amazing place for young people with all the surf, beaches, and beautiful sunsets.

I am ambitious and willing to do whatever it takes to make a living out there,

I am in Real Estate btw.

A few of my close friends were thinking of joining me out there to split housing cost, I am just worried they won't suceed.

Am I just not cut out for Cali, or is there a chance I can live the fanasty?

please fill me in on my chances for my career, socal lifestyle and attitude.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Alright, I am 26 with my masters in business from OSU

I have lived in central Ohio all my life.

Being from the Midwest, many of us see Cali as just an amazing place for young people with all the surf, beaches, and beautiful sunsets.

I am ambitious and willing to do whatever it takes to make a living out there,

I am in Real Estate btw.

A few of my close friends were thinking of joining me out there to split housing cost, I am just worried they won't suceed.

Am I just not cut out for Cali, or is there a chance I can live the fanasty?

please fill me in on my chances for my career, socal lifestyle and attitude.

A man (not a kid) with a masters degree in business from a prestigious school is asking an internet forum if he can make it in California.

Do you want us to write what you want to read (the internet analogy of telling you what you want to hear)?

Do you think you can get a job in California?
Have you applied? Any luck or feedback?
Are you working now? Doing what?
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I am mainly trying to find out the lifestyle and attitude of SoCal residents. I have been a midwestern kid all of my life and i don't know much else
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: United States
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Dude, I'm a born midwesterner as well (indiana). Only advice is that you MUST visit SoCal first. That's really the number one step. Spend a week or 2. So many bit*h and whine that they can't take that long of a "vacation", well you better because if you make the move and it's not for you you just wasted even more money/time.
That being said I love CA. It's paradise to me, (and hell to some who live there) but very expensive to rent or buy in a decent area.
Do some more research, it will benefit you.
Far as the SoCal attitudes go it's like anywhere you have ubber rich and grossly poor. You have laid back cool hippy types and you have stuck up snobs. It truly is the "melting pot." Generally the atmoshere is more laid back than here in the midwest and I attribute much of that to the somewhat even weather year round. Here we scramble to enjoy our 3-4 months of decent weather so it can be nerve racking. Weather affects everything.
Have a job lined up, or at least have a good reliable van you can live in. Even in 2010 the California Dream is attainable... but it takes hard work and determination more than it ever has.
Good luck to you and VISIT FIRST!
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Alright, I am 26 with my masters in business from OSU

I have lived in central Ohio all my life.

Being from the Midwest, many of us see Cali as just an amazing place for young people with all the surf, beaches, and beautiful sunsets.

I am ambitious and willing to do whatever it takes to make a living out there,

I am in Real Estate btw.

A few of my close friends were thinking of joining me out there to split housing cost, I am just worried they won't suceed.

Am I just not cut out for Cali, or is there a chance I can live the fanasty?

please fill me in on my chances for my career, socal lifestyle and attitude.
ok, let me get this straight, you have a degree in business and you are a real estate agent? is the right? Are you willing to try some other field and have you saved enough to survive on for say, a min of 3 months, maybe 6? Of course if you want to sell real estate you have to pass the Ca Real Estate boards which are supposedly the toughest in the country, but I don't know if that is true or not, plus, as you already know, you can't even count on a sale and closing for maybe 3 to 6 months.

I wouldn't only worry about your friends succeeding, I would worry about myself. Have you been to California? You seem to have a picture of it as one big sunset and surfer world. It isn't that way..It is like any other state, but with better weather and a higher cost of living.

Does this mean you can't make it there? Of course not, but be prepared for the worst, jobs are not easy to find and real estate isn't the number one career right now.

And follow JC76s advise. He is a true Ca loyalist, but a realist as well.
Nita
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