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Old 04-19-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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Hello. How is job market in SD right now, especially in accounting field? I have been looking for a job for 6 weeks now and have not found one yet. I've started to think about moving to LA or OC, hoping that a bigger city has more opportunity?
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Hello. How is job market in SD right now, especially in accounting field? I have been looking for a job for 6 weeks now and have not found one yet. I've started to think about moving to LA or OC, hoping that a bigger city has more opportunity?
The job market is still good for certain things but there is some belt-tightening going on. If you are looking for a job with a big corporation your options will be limited in San Diego. However you should be able to find something if you truly look. I am not sure of your experience but it is still very tough for new grads out there in many fields.

A good place for new accountants is consulting firm like Deloitte or Capgemeni, Booz Allen Hamilton, etc. They are mostly based in the LA area, but since the work is 75% travel you can often be based out of anywhere. Another option is to look into the tech field, both startups and stalwarts, as well as smaller biotech / biomed firms and the larger pharma operations. Most of the tech in San Diego is really R&D and manufacturing, most of the finance happens at their corporate HQ's which may or may not be located in town.

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Old 04-20-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks Sassberto.
I've got an offer from company located in LA, but when think about moving to LA, I don't know if that is the right decision for us since me and my husband want to have kids and start family soon. We both are laid off recently and we both are in accounting field. We have between 5 to 9 years experience and looking for something like Staff Accountant, Sr.Accountant position. My husband has not found a job yet, so if we decided to moving to LA, he needs to find a job in LA. If there is someone who has lived both in SD to LA, I appreciate your advise about the difference between SD life and LA life.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't know if you guys are CPAs but I look a lot on Monster.com and I always see postings for managers and if you guys have between 5-9 years worth of experience, I don't know why you would be looking for a senior position versus a manager position. Also, are you guys in the tax field, audit, public accounting or private accounting? Like Sassberto said, Deloitte and the other Big 4 firms all have offices in SD, so if you are in public and have your CPA license, it would definitely help.

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