Hey I just want to ask a few questions that popped up on my mind as I was reading this, as I am on…
Andrey Syroyezhkin

Hey Andrey, thanks for the questions here are my answers:

  1. I live with some friends in an apartment in Knoxville.
  2. I had no other limitations that would prevent me from moving.
  3. SF is very competitive but it is also where there are a high number of opportunities. Seattle is similar. So I was considering both locations.
  4. See above.
  5. I had basically no money saved up. I sold a lot of things before leaving and later sold my car, and still ended up with a lot of debt. While I travelled west I did find some friends and family to stay with but I also spent maybe 4 months staying in Airbnbs which was very expensive.
  6. I applied to any positions in the Bay Area I could find that matched my skills: JavaScript, Node, React, Redux, etc. My current title at TruSTAR is software engineer.
  7. I don’t think there’s anyway to really know what a company’s interview process will be like, so no I applied to everything I thought was a good match.
  8. I limited my search to SF. By the time I started applying I knew I wanted to be here and let’s face it there are a ton of opportunities in the Bay Area.
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