...And it's going to be a very strange scenario if it does happen.
A little background: I was recently contacted by a company which I had applied for a position with. They seemed very interested in my resume, which is a great feeling, considering I am a new graduate with no work experience in my field.
The company contacted me and asked me the preliminary questions and then when I called them a few days later said they were going to setup an interview for me and contact me for the interview (it's an over the phone interview, it would take a lot of resources to send someone across the country to interview me). So here I am waiting for the interview, which will likely be tomorrow. I know that I have a good shot at employment with this company because a friend of mine who graduated from the same program at the same time as I did recently got hired there and today is his fly day.
I've been looking at the details of the place, the company and the area (Fort St.John, BC), and it looks like a nice enough place, but I have a feeling it is going to be WAYYYY different than what I am used to.
Some differences: I have no family local in that area. I have lived next to my family my whole life, the furthest I have ever been from them is an hour drive away.
I will have to relocate permanently. There is no chance of a turnaround job with this company just yet. It's Monday to Friday and would require me to be on call. BC is completely different than Newfoundland, and that's something that will take some getting used to.
My girlfriend won't be able to come with me. It sucks that my girlfriend won't be able to come with me; if there was a way that she could, I'm sure we would have thought of it. I'd turn this job down, but just can't do it. The job market is crazy and this is the first bite I have had in the 6 months I've been out of school. If I get some experience under my belt I will have an easier time finding a better job.
I will have to travel light and won't be able to take much with me. That is going to suck. I am an avid musician and I own a lot of music gear. At the very least, I am going to need a guitar and bass. I figured I would buy used when I get there, but there are like 0 instruments in all of the classifieds I have looked in...
Anybody have any tips on undertaking a big life change like this? It's weird to me that I am 21 years old and possibly moving away from everything I know. Moving from the furthest eastern point in Canada all the way to Western Canada where I have no friends or family. Of course there are things I am excited for, but it seems like an enormous change.