When I come home to you San Francisco, your golden sun will shine for me
February 25, 2014 10:49 AM Subscribe
I've visited San Francisco several times over the last year, and I think the Bay Area is where I'm supposed to be. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm home. Every time I come back to Boston, I feel miserable. So it's time to start planning a move. Soon.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to Work & Money (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I changed jobs six months ago. I'd like to stick it out for at least a full year before I head west. I've been working a great contract gig on top of my day job, so I expect to hit my financial target for moving costs, travel costs and 3 months of rent, bills, etc by November 2014.
My question: When should I start job hunting in the Bay Area? HOW do I start job hunting remotely? I've never done that before and logistics of it make me a bit dizzy. I'm very particular about the kind of place I want to work, so my search will be tougher, I think (I'm a sysadmin who prefers a non-profit that does GoodThings™ or a for-profit dedicated to GoodThings™, not one of these "look, a stupid app which made a bazillion dollars" places).
When should I start apartment hunting (this is a maybe. There's a strong possibility that I will have accommodations waiting for me, but it's not set in stone).
I am also in school and will need to figure out transfer stuff as well.
I haven't made a big move like this in 17 years, and it's nervewracking and scary, but also terribly exciting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.