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1. Posted by jessicacul (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

hi am head to san fran on the 1st of june for 3 mounths and wanted to now is it had to find a job and a plce to stay.

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 10y

Well, I going to presume here that you already live in the US, you want to rent a house and that you are looking for a temporary, simple job.

One of the easiest ways to find housing is through craigslist.com There are also a lot of rental sites that allow one to find a roommate to share rooms with.

Jobs are another story. As a professional, I use monster, dice, and headhunters I've known for a long time--though for someone like you I have to say you should be trying to set up the job interviews before you arrive. It's not tough to find jobs, but the hiring process here moves slowly. Most employers I know will go through background checks as well as multiple interviews before making a decision. This means it takes about 1 month to 2 months just to get a job.

The other thing you'll find is that costs for housing in San Francisco are extremely high. Typical homes run $750,000 to $1 million plus. Nice homes cost even more (average home in Atherton is $2.5 million). I think the only places higher priced or equivalent are Manhattan in New York, Hawaii, and Washington D.C (in the good areas). Therefore rentals are also high. You might want to consider looking out-of-town--especially in the East Bay--where some cities cost a bit less (like Richmond, San Leandro, or Haywood). From these areas it's possible to get on the Bart system to go to SF.

Best of luck--and enjoy your trip.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 10y

Oh, some other towns worth checking out for housing would be Berkeley (since a lot of students leave during the summer and its a big college town--so cheap apartments might be available), and the northern part of Fremont, which is right next to the BART. Also, Berkeley is right across the bay from SF, so it would take the least amount of time on the BART to get to town (only 15 to 20 minutes versus 1 hour from Fremont).

[ Edit: Edited at May 26, 2006 12:48 AM by Calcruzer ]