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Old 09-21-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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How can I secure a job in LA if I don't live there or have a local address? I read the forums about finding a job out of state. But I don't have a local address and I don't have any friends or family members that have a address in California. I am a people person and would love to work around people maybe in a restaurant etc.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I suppose you could try getting a private post office box and then having mail forwarded to you. However, I don't know how plausible that is.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Can people live at a hostel until they find a job and get a apartment?
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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By law you don't need a local address to get a job. Explain that you're coming from out of state. No employer will turn you down just because you don't live nearby yet. Give them a date that you'll be arriving in LA(lie about it if you need to) and tell them you already have lodgings lined up(again, lie about it you have to).
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You don't have family or friends who have a CA address? Didn't you say you know people in LA?
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I don't know if it's the same everywhere, but when I moved to NC, I had to show proof of residency, a local bank account in the form of permanent checks with a local address and a local driver's license to get a PO Box. So know that getting a PO Box and having mail forwarded (someone would have to get the mail and forward it; the post office workers won't do it unless you're changing your address) may not be plausible.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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trolling hard today eh cupcake?
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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No I am not trolling this is a serious question I'm not sure why people think I'm a troll.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't move to L.A. without a job first -- I know it sounds like a Catch 22, but just getting 'a regular job' will most likely take a lot more time and effort then where you're coming from. While it's possible to find a pet friendly place, it will make your housing search more difficult. You will more likely than not need a car in L.A.. Not having one will severely limit your employment options.


If possible, I would visit first for a couple weeks, get a feel for the area and job market before you make the move.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I second the issue about the car. I've had former students of mine lose out on being selected for a job because they did not have a car. Pet friendly rentals are possible (I'm in one) but more expensive and harder to find.
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