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Old 09-11-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Hello all,

I'm new to the forum so forgive me if this is a commonly asked question. I'm looking to relocate to Austin from Wisconsin. I made the 20 hour drive and arrived in town last night. I'm currently staying in an Extended Stay for the next few weeks but am hoping to find a job and make the move a permanent one.

I graduated from Wisconsin-Milwaukee this past December with a degree in finance and certificate in real estate. I'd love to find a full-time job in the finance or accounting industry but realize that may be hard to find within the next few weeks.

I'm looking for any sort of job to help make my move to Austin possible. I can't sign a lease on an apartment until I have some steady income. In high school, I worked at a restaurant in my hometown of Madison. I started as a bus boy and worked my way up to kitchen supervisor by the time I left for college in Milwaukee. In college, I worked at a bar in downtown Milwaukee. There, I worked as a cook and security (bouncer, ID checker).

Any suggestions on where to look for a job or anyone have any direct leads for me? I've been down to 6th Street a few times and would love to find a job in a bar/restaurant there. I'm willing to give almost anything a shot so suggestions for work outside of the bar/restaurant industry are more than welcome as well.

I'd appreciate any help and suggestions you guys are willing to give. Really hope to find a job here so I don't have to make the 20 hour drive back to Wisconsin.

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Job sites that I use to find contract work, I think, would help you greatly. The top 4 sites I use are:

#1) Craigslist
#2) Indeed
#3) CareerBuilder
#4) Dice

Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Moving anywhere without a job is insanely risky. Are you saying you are paying for an extended stay even without a job?

Why not just apply for jobs from your home state, and they are interested they usually fly you out on site for an interview. If you get the job, and its a decent size company they usually help with relocation.

I'm still in New York, but I'm flying out to Austin tomorrow at the company's expense to interview. Once I get the formal offer I'll be planning my move down there.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Good luck to you. Unfortunately, the Austin job market is NOT as advertised. The job market is tight and competitive. It's recommended that you secure a job before you make a move.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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I've been looking for jobs in Austin since I graduated from college in December. The lease on my apartment kept me in Milwaukee until the end of June. I've been applying to jobs in Austin while living with my parents for the past two months but was unsuccessful in finding one.

I currently have a room at an Extended Stay for the next couple of weeks. I'm not expecting to secure the "real" job in the next couple weeks. I'm looking for a less competitive job, ideally in a bar or restaurant because I have a lot of experience working in the industry or anything that will get money in my pockets.

If I'm able to secure a job, I'll be able to sign a lease on an apartment and move here permanently (you can't sign a sign a lease without a job). Then, after I'm settled in, I'll continue the search for the "real" job.

If I can't find any sort of job in the next few weeks, I'll have no choice but to return to Wisconsin.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Job sites that I use to find contract work, I think, would help you greatly. The top 4 sites I use are:

#1) Craigslist
#2) Indeed
#3) CareerBuilder
#4) Dice

Good luck!
I've been looking on Craigslist and Indeed. I forgot CareerBuilder existed and have never heard of Dice. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here you go: //www.city-data.com/forum/austi...nt-austin.html
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You might want to try surrounding towns as well. I know Bastrop down town has quite a few restaurants and often need staff. Lost Pine Resort has a quite large restaurant staff and often hires too.

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Old 09-12-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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if you dont mind working in lakeway java dive sometimes has positions
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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I doubt many of the 6th street bars advertise openings. I'd just go by and ask for a manager in the early afternoon before they get slammed. You could easily hit 30-40 in an afternoon.
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