Tips for relocating for work

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    Dec 22, 2014 2:07 AM GMT
    I graduated college a few months back and landed a job for a big consulting firm; which I am starting in 2 weeks...the catch is it is in another state; 15 hours away by car and in a town I don't know anyone in.
    I am aware it's a golden opportunity for my career, but I can't help but feeling a bit nervous.
    Have any of you guys had to do the same and how did you manage the move and got adjusted to your new environment.
    Much thanks.
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    Dec 22, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    What are you freaked out about? Unless the new job is a small backwoods hick town, you should be ok.

    It's a lot easier for guys your age to go out and mingle, and make new friends.
  • BmwKid92

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    Dec 22, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    just do you. i'd start at a gym
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    Dec 22, 2014 9:48 AM GMT
    What a big problem!! Are you serious?
    I moved to a new country without speaking the local language, just after I graduated. It was fun and challenging for me.
    normally, I socialized by going to local meetups. Weekdays will be pretty hectic with work, gym and cooking. It's only during the weekend you would even have time to socialize.
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    Dec 22, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    I understand what you're gong through OP because I move every 3 to 6 months for work. I'm a travel RN and my contracts take me to a different location at least every 3 months. My last contract was in New Hampshire and I didn't know anyone. But I always meet people from work and we ended up hanging out. We all became friends quickly. My next contract will be in Arizona and I plan on doing the same socializing strategy while there.

    I would start with co-workers and build your social network from there.