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Time has come, Manhattan here I come

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Catalyst, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Well-Known Member

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    It would appear we are cut from the same cloth.

    ROFL
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    ROFL

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  3. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    It would appear we are cut from the same cloth.
    The fact that my mother had a fully furnished vacant apartment on Park Avenue (but with the superWASP side street entrance) didn't hurt.
     
  4. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    The fact that my mother had a fully furnished vacant apartment on Park Avenue (but with the superWASP side street entrance) didn't hurt.
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  5. cl smooth

    cl smooth Well-Known Member

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    I guess I could give my quick weigh-in, as a recent college grad who just moved to NY 6 months ago.

    I'm from the west coast, graduated from a public state school, nothing fancy or prestigious. Hit up craigslist like mad, got a few interviews for my field lined up (media/advertising).

    Flew out, spent a week doing interviews, got an offer. Accepted said offer, went back home for 2 weeks, and flew back to NY on a one-way ticket.

    Slept on a friends couch for the first week and a half back. Hit up every single person that posted an apartment on craigslist for under $1,000 and in Manhattan.

    Yes, for that money this means 4,5, and 6 bedroom apartments that have a room opening up. Not your own place. Although, I preferred this for a few reasons. One, I didn't know anyone. At least having roomates that were in my age range could help out a little bit when I started out. Also, furnishing a single room is expensive enough. Furnishing an entire loft/studio/1-bedroom is infinitely more. Think about all the random crap you have to buy--knives, pots , utensils, lamps, little rugs, corner tables, etc. It never ends. By moving into an already-functioning apartment, you only have to worry about buying a bed and a dresser.

    Anyways, after visiting half a dozen craigslist places, I found one that had chill guys, good location (murray hill/gramercy neighborhood) and was big. And under $1000 (although barely).

    Been living here for 6 months now, and it's been great. Living in Manhattan is awesome, but like others have said, depending on where you get a job, you'll be commuting within manhattan for the same amount of time, if not longer, than in BK/Queens.

    MY ADVICE TO YOU:

    Don't come here and look for a job. Call/email people now, tell them you're available for an interview TOMORROW, and see what happens. If someone wants you to come in for an interview you can book a ticket. Yeah, it may be 100-200 more to book a last minute ticket than to plan it out, but that's the cost of getting a job out of state. Don't assume you're helpless just because you're in FL. You're a 3.5-hour plane ride away. You're not in Africa. You can be there in a day if you need to.

    Overall, it's about your attitude. Don't be so narrow-minded about your plan, where you want to live, how much money you want to make, etc. Everything is negotiable. Being dead-set on anything in this city is asking for disappointment.

    Sharpen up that resume, polish up your small talk skills, and start hustling. Good luck.
     
  6. KPO89

    KPO89 Well-Known Member

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    small talk skills

    Thread-worthy topic
     

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