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Old 06-17-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Default Corporate Finance Jobs in San Diego

Hello!
My wife recently accepted a job in San Diego and we are currently in Michigan through the end of the summer. I just started searching for jobs out there and am looking for some information on Corporate Finance jobs in San Diego. I have 10 years of experience in the Accounting/Finance industry and four years of experience as a Financial Analyst/Sr. Analyst. Does anyone have firsthand knowledge Corporate Finance in San Diego? Is there a lot of competition for few jobs or is the market pretty decent? I've found many openings that fit my experience and education, which is surprising given the overall state of the economy and some negative comments in the forums about relocating and finding a job.

I'm also curious about other experiences finding a job in SD while out of state. I've listed my Michigan address on my resume but my wife's family is from Southern CA so I'm wondering if I'm better off listing a more local address and explain that I'm in transition to CA.

Finally, does anyone have estimates of what a person of my experience level would expect to make in SD? I know that there are plenty of sites to look up average data, but I'm more interested in finding out what types of offers other transplants have accepted for similar positions.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Use your wife's family address. When you get an interview, if they ask about it, tell them your situation.

Anywhere you go, if you use a non-local address on a resume, it's a red flag.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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I'd also suggest getting a Google Voice # with a 619 or 858 area code to put on applications/resumes.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'd also suggest getting a Google Voice # with a 619 or 858 area code to put on applications/resumes.
I wouldn't worry about this. Employers know that a lot of people keep their cell numbers. I've got a Maryland area code with a San Diego address, and nobody asks about that.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I'd also suggest getting a Google Voice # with a 619 or 858 area code to put on applications/resumes.
This is a great idea. Google Voice is free so it doesn't cost anything and it can still ring to your out of state cellphone and you can even set it to ring to your home phone wherever that is as well. No reason not to set up a local Google Voice # even if you want to keep your out of state cellphone.

After I moved here I was going to change my cellphone # (TMobile said you couldn't have an out of state # and a local SD # at the same time). But too many friends and clients already had my Manhattan cellphone # so I was reluctant to change it and Google Voice solved it getting an 858 #. Works great!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Glamma,

I am not too surprised you are seeing job listings for analyst given your experience level. Finance is a position that I have found out here to have a slim labor pool for in more seasoned roles.
SD is not a mega HQ for corporations by any means but there are some and or regional corp offices.Generally speaking you will find more medium sized to smaller business based here.

When my wife's co was trying to look for a fin analyst it took well over 6 months and they had opt for someone less seasoned. I am not sure of the reasons but after talking with their HR person it appeared to be a task. We hired one when I sold the company and she was able to speak several languages due to the global nature of the business. I dont think this is the norm per se, but I imagine the way things are going now, could very well be the start of a small trend in the future.

Do you speak any other languages or have particular experience in a particular industry?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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what kind of education do you have? with that kind of experience, if you are rolling with a CPA or MBA i suspect you could make fairly decent coin
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't expect more than about 80K in this market and recession.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Experienced finance pro should be able to find a job here. Without CPA it is usually in the 80k range. With CPA / MBA and / or specific experience in the domain it can go up to low 100k range.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: West Chester, PA
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I'd also suggest getting a Google Voice # with a 619 or 858 area code to put on applications/resumes.
I agree. My husband is going to start looking again and I went ahead and got a Google Voice #, since we both kept our Hawaii Cell numbers.
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