I have made plans to move to North Hollywood in mid-January. I am moving with a band and pursuing a music career (how cliché!). We actually have stumbled into some deecent connections, and that’s why we’re moving; we’re taking advantage of what may very well be the opportunity of a lifetime.
But, I definitely plan on having a dayjob! Right now I reside in Omaha, Nebraska. So while the move is exciting, it is also somewhat nerve-racking.
And here’s the part that will be the hardest . . . finding a job!! Right now I am a mortgage analyst at a mortgage banking firm; I have a Finance degree, 2 years of experience in the field, and an impressive resume (scholastic honors, etc.) I plan on starting my job search at the beginning of December. I plan on searching the internet high and low for a decent job so that I can hopefully line something up before I leave.
The scary part is moving without a job lined up, which will probably be the case. I’m trying to save as much money as possible to help me survive until I get one.
How long do you think it will take? I think the LONGEST I could survive without one would be 6-8 weeks. I plan on doing the most aggressive job hunt I’m capable of. However, I’m somewhat intimidated by California’s economy right now.
How many of you have found jobs in LA recently? In what field, and how long did it take you?
I could also use any advice that you think may be useful for a guy in my position.
Thank you all so much!