I’m not going to go out on a limb and say that SXSW was the main reason I dug my roots out of Kansas City and planted myself in Austin, but it did help a little. Well, okay, I interviewed in person while I was on vacation during SXSW. I somehow managed to wedge it in between the Interactive portion and the Music portion. The rest of the story happened ultra fast. It went from feeling like I bombed the interview to accepting an offer in about 2 weeks. My start date was a month after and I had to scramble to plan something I’ve never done: relocation.
I did my research and picked up a couple of handy tools along the way. The whole trip went mostly perfect and I stayed well within a meager budget. SXSW season just kicked off and I figured, what better way to enjoy another go at it than by sharing my experiences. So I signed up for the SXSW Panel Picker and created an entry, “The Magic Carpet Ride: Relocation Made Easy.” Voting began today and I’m asking everyone out there to register and vote for my panel. There’s a ton of information to share for people who are thinking about relocating or booking their ticket tomorrow. Vote for it at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/12321
Here’s the Description and Questions Answered:
After toiling long and hard to get your dream job, you finally landed it. The only problem is that it’s in another part of the world! Fortunately, there are tools both online and in the mobile world that can help. Mike Hochanadel will discuss the tools used for his relocation experience and share tips to help the tech centric crowd in their own magic carpet ride.
- What can my future employer do to help relocate?
- What is the most cost effective way to relocate?
- What are the stages of relocation?
- How I can seamlessly surf between the stages of relocation?
- What loose ends are tied up at the end of relocation?