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Old 09-21-2011, 12:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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You will love CA!!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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****UPDATE***** UPDATE****UPDATE****

Hi everyone, I wanted to post on here and let everyone know what happened to me.. LOL I did move to San Diego, and got a great response on finding a job. I went to several interviews, 2 in Los Angeles also and ended up finally getting a nice job at UCSD... Woo hoo, and then I just this past weekend moved into an adorable little ecelectic apartment not more than 10 minutes or 4 miles from my job. I absolutely love it here .. The weather is spectacular and there is so much to see and do.. Love the beaches... And the people!! OMG, so different than D.C. and KC.. Or Florida.. Friendly, laid back. I'm so glad I moved and things are going my way. totally.. I now regret not doing this sooner. I did really well ... I made it here... Anyway, not sure if you guys will read this, all the people who responded to me and were giving me feedback.. But there are jobs here, it just takes time.. I arrived in San Diego July 6th and started working Sept 6th... 2 months it took me but I started getting interviews after about 3 weeks. Anyway, I am totally happy and like SD the best so far of all the places I have lived.. Woot woot!!
OUTSTANDING! Congratulations. Just shows ta go ya that where there's a will there's a way and perserverance pays. A perfect example of follow your heart and your dreams, and don't let ANYBODY discourage you.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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Great! Congratulations. That's wonderful you found a job you like so quick. That's excellent. The weather is fabulous here so I'm sure you will love it. Again, congratulations.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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****UPDATE***** UPDATE****UPDATE****

Hi everyone, I wanted to post on here and let everyone know what happened to me.. LOL I did move to San Diego, and got a great response on finding a job. I went to several interviews, 2 in Los Angeles also and ended up finally getting a nice job at UCSD... Woo hoo, and then I just this past weekend moved into an adorable little ecelectic apartment not more than 10 minutes or 4 miles from my job. I absolutely love it here .. The weather is spectacular and there is so much to see and do.. Love the beaches... And the people!! OMG, so different than D.C. and KC.. Or Florida.. Friendly, laid back. I'm so glad I moved and things are going my way. totally.. I now regret not doing this sooner. I did really well ... I made it here... Anyway, not sure if you guys will read this, all the people who responded to me and were giving me feedback.. But there are jobs here, it just takes time.. I arrived in San Diego July 6th and started working Sept 6th... 2 months it took me but I started getting interviews after about 3 weeks. Anyway, I am totally happy and like SD the best so far of all the places I have lived.. Woot woot!!
I was in your boat not long ago. I moved out from the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. California was my top choice, plain and simple. Over the course of a year, I applied to over 1000 jobs throughout the U.S.; I hated my job there and wanted to keep options open to enter into my preferred career field, but probably 400-500 applications were to California alone.

At the end of May, I had phone interviews--one for a job in Irvine, one in Thousand Oaks and one in Redwood City (NorCal). Irvine and TO, thankfully, didn't work out and result in further interviewing; RWC involved three phone interviews and I ultimately accepted their job offer. How glad I am to be here!

My plan is to get a sort of full CA experience--the job is one year in RWC, then I'd like to start working south along the coast. My top choice for grad school is UCLA. Honestly, SoCal seems friendlier than NorCal; NorCal is quintessential California greatness in so many ways, but some people really need to lighten up their personalities.

By the way, mid-40s, single, no kids? I'm 25/male but prefer the mid 30s to mid 40s females! (Sorry, had to get that out.)

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Mission Hills, San Diego
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woo hoo congrats! for all the gloom and doom its nice to hear a good story, and it is especially amazing b/c UCSD can move slow with many positions. Now of course people will read this and instead of listening to the 100 people that struggled, they will believe what happened to you will happen to them...of course some will succeed in getting a job pretty quickly, but your situation is not the norm.

And I agree once you have a job, all the hassle and stress is worth it!
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I was in your boat not long ago. I moved out from the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. California was my top choice, plain and simple. Over the course of a year, I applied to over 1000 jobs throughout the U.S.; I hated my job there and wanted to keep options open to enter into my preferred career field, but probably 400-500 applications were to California alone.

At the end of May, I had phone interviews--one for a job in Irvine, one in Thousand Oaks and one in Redwood City (NorCal). Irvine and TO, thankfully, didn't work out and result in further interviewing; RWC involved three phone interviews and I ultimately accepted their job offer. How glad I am to be here!

My plan is to get a sort of full CA experience--the job is one year in RWC, then I'd like to start working south along the coast. My top choice for grad school is UCLA. Honestly, SoCal seems friendlier than NorCal; NorCal is quintessential California greatness in so many ways, but some people really need to lighten up their personalities.

By the way, mid-40s, single, no kids? I'm 25/male but prefer the mid 30s to mid 40s females! (Sorry, had to get that out.)
Hey, it's good to hear another success story. You moved here and I know you will like it. So Cal is nice and the people are more laid back then in any other area I have been in. It just takes time and I know others didn't have the luck. I keep getting told I got lucky... Glad you like it here...
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Thanks everyone, didn't see these reply's until today...
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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Thanks everyone, didn't see these reply's until today...
Congrats! Sounds like you have some specialized experience that is more than just typical clerical/admin. Degree or no degree, developing specialized skills never hurts!
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