Seeking guidance on reestablishing oneself on West Coast - on finding work, friends, community
March 3, 2012 3:24 PM Subscribe
How difficult is it to move from East coast to West coast and find comparable work in Federal Government? Is it hard to start fresh in the LA area knowing noone? What are the biggest challenges to consider and how to overcome?
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Just returned from a trip to LA, specifically Manhatten Beach area and I'd really like to move to that area - have never left my hometown area of the DC area. Am a single, mid 30's woman with a good job in Federal Government - working in Homeland security. How difficult is it to find comparable work out in the LA area? Is cost of living so different over there that I would be making a huge lifestyle changes? What's the singles scene like in LA area if you are not in the entertainment industry (and filthy rich?). Is it difficult to make friends, establish a new network? I'm into biking, dancing, running, hiking, yoga, etc. I'm assuming there's plenty of meetup groups and clubs that are open to new people. Finally, are there specific areas/neighborhoods in the LA area where single 30 somethings in particular live (kind of like in the DC area a lot live in North Arlington)? any job search advice and guidance on how to make this transition would be helpful.