I come to you seeking advice. I'm trying to move May 1st from NJ back home to PA. Not that bad of a move, but it's still 1.5-2 hours away. Most of us know the stress about finding a place to live, and what's more is the stress to find a new job. For me there is no transferring since I work at a law firm, and I plan on never working in an office environment again. I'm going to be applying for overnight stock jobs so I don't have to face custys.
Here's my dilemma though. Even though I'll be applying for jobs and living spaces at the same time, unless the gods are smiling down on me, I won't be given both at once. So what do I do? Do I take a job without knowing where I'll be living or if I'll be able to get a place? Or do I find a place to live (have enough for deposit and 1st month rent) and apply and call everywhere in hopes of getting a job?
Another question that just popped into my mind: How do I make sure to get over minimum wage. The county I'm moving to, it's where I grew up and where all my loved ones live, but it's also expensive. I wouldn't be able to survive on minimum wage, living in the cheapest place in the county and be able to afford utilities and pay back my student loans. I am looking into a roommate, but it's hard finding someone who is not only willing to live with me, but someone I trust, since last time I had roommates I ended up moving out with almost none of my dishes, wii games and controller :/
Thanks in advance for any advice and help I get. I'm hoping this post makes sense as I'm stressed and haven't had a good night's sleep.