Is it possible to come back to the Bay Area?

Facebook mifu31
Sep 9 16 Comments

Currently work as a TPM. I need to move to the midwest to support my parents for at least one year. I have a wife and one kid. We are renting here. We really enjoy living in the bay area. I am wonderinbrg if I will be able to come back and recruiters will consider me after working for some XYZ company in the midwest. A lot of people around me keep telling it will be nearly imposible. TC ~240

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  • Roku cruella
    If it's possible to move here from Midwest in first place. Moving back should be easier. As u will have some Network built up.

    I moved here from Midwest
    Sep 9 5
    • Facebook mifu31
      OP
      Have you lived in the Bay Area before?
      Sep 9
    • Roku cruella
      Not before I came to Bay area.
      Sep 9
    • New BRxh88
      Where in the midwest? I'm in Minneapolis
      Sep 9
    • Roku cruella
      I am not in mid west any more.

      I used to live there for long time. Then found a job in Bay area and moved here.
      Sep 9
    • Facebook mifu31
      OP
      Cincinnati
      Sep 9
  • I moved back from Atl solely by tapping into my network. In fact it was much easier to move back than move there.
    Sep 9 2
    • Facebook mifu31
      OP
      For how long have you been in Atl?
      Sep 9
    • 1 year.
      Sep 10
  • You won’t have any issue. You have Facebook on your resume too which is a huge boost.
    Sep 9 2
    • Facebook mifu31
      OP
      Thank you. My concern is that FB will not be my most recent job by that time :)
      Sep 9
    • Mm. I don’t think it should matter too much, LinkedIn recruiters just search for names, not necessarily your most recent experience. They know for example that people often leave FAANG for startups.

      When you want to move back, you could also just update your location on LinkedIn to somewhere in the Bay Area. And just watch your inbox fill up.
      Sep 10
  • Cisco JUio06
    I have moved out of bay and back with no issue, the question you have to ask your self is who is going to pay for the relocation. Both times i moved my self on my sign on bonus using uhaul's and trailers, friends and family as well.. The other part is renting in the bay, best time to move is the winter like a week or 2 before Christmas market for renting is at the lowest point.. For what it is worth...
    Sep 9 2
    • Facebook mifu31
      OP
      Agree. Relocation cost is big deal, especially when you have a family. I hope I’ll be able to relocate to the Midwest with help of the company. It’s still up in the air.
      Sep 9
    • Cisco JUio06
      Also set your self for a salary expectation unless you are able to work for a big tech company
      Sep 9
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    Just don’t say you were working for company XYZ?
    Sep 9 0