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How to find a job in the USA


kasia24 6 | 27  
10 Sep 2009 /  #1
Hey,
How is the easiest way to find a job in the states?? I'm student, 23yrs old, with bachelor degree in political sciences/economics and want to go go to the states for work (or intership). Anyone who has experience of that, and how did you do to find your job?? or your intership??

Only experience I've known is from friends, but most of them went there to work illegally, although it payed good, I'm not into take the risk...

So if you know any organizations, ore companies hirering, ore anyways how to work further on how to find a job in the states, please dont hestitate to post on this thread!! /or pm me!

thanks!

Ps. I do not speak polish (just basics), but fluent in english, spanish, swedish and finnish!ds
rdywenur 1 | 157  
10 Sep 2009 /  #2
Your best bet is careerbuuilders or monstor dot com. Unless there is a particular company you wish to work for then go directly to that site and leave your application/resume. If youa re looking for an internship then wouldn't you be checking with your college.
OP kasia24 6 | 27  
10 Sep 2009 /  #3
No, because I need to find a intership/etc everything by my own, the institution can only leave information about particular places, but all work need to be done by one self........ And they don't ave much information about how to find intership outside europe ;/
CacyUlcia 2 | 46  
10 Sep 2009 /  #4
Some popular companies like Disney World and Six Flags still remain strong within usa's current economy: they have special, but temporary, international working programs to individuals from abroad who can get temporary working visas, as well as internships to international students.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Sep 2009 /  #5
yeah, if your school doesn't or can't help, it'll be tough if not nearly impossible, especially now. it also depends on what your degree is/will be.
scrappleton - | 830  
11 Sep 2009 /  #6
Disney World and Six Flags still remain strong

No not really not Six Flags anyway. I think one just declared bankruptcy.

political sciences/economics

Normally that's a good degree combo but right now only nurses, old people attendants, some IT getting hired. Finance / Law / Marketing people are screwed right now. You'll have to wait 2 - 3 years to get something good. You know Spanish you might get a customer service job.. Maybe 15.00 and hour??

When we say it's bad - We're serious , it's bad. We'll probably see 10% unemployment before it's over. I would stay in Europe where it's safe personally.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Sep 2009 /  #7
Wisconsin Dells hires hundreds of temporary workers from Europe each year, but this year the process of applying for multiple H-2B employees for the summer was low because the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Jan. 3 reached its cap for the number of workers. Also, as the American dollar has weakened against the euro, potential student workers from places such as Poland and Hungary are no longer so interested.

They now go to England and Ireland to work and practice their English rather than spending the $1,500 to $2,000 in airfare and visa fees that it takes to come here.

So

stay in Europe where it's safe personally

beckski 12 | 1,617  
11 Sep 2009 /  #8
No not really not Six Flags anyway. I think one just declared bankruptcy.

Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, has been suffering financially for several years.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
11 Sep 2009 /  #9
If I didn't have a new apprentice I might consider you. I doubt a poly-sci degree would be much good in the electrical trade though. Well, at least it shows you are trainable. :/
sledz 23 | 2,250  
11 Sep 2009 /  #10
No not really not Six Flags anyway

Wisconsin Dells hires hundreds of temporary workers

These places only pay minimum wage plus housing for the summer, not really worth it.

Only experience I've known is from friends, but most of them went there to work illegally, although it payed good

Let me take a guess what they did?

1 Babysitting
2 Cleaning Houses
3 Bartending/Waitress
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Sep 2009 /  #11
Wisconsin Dells hires hundreds of temporary workers from Europe each year

so does NPS.. i was actually surprised by the number of foreigners working at GCNP.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Sep 2009 /  #12
How to find a job in the USA

Americans can't find jobs in the USA, but will anybody help them find a job in the USA???
beckski 12 | 1,617  
11 Sep 2009 /  #13
Americans can't find jobs in the USA

Many of my friends and family members are teachers. The ones who are fortunate enough to still be employed, are teaching in over-crowded classrooms of over 30 students.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
11 Sep 2009 /  #14
How is the easiest way to find a job in the states?? I'm student, 23yrs old, with bachelor degree in political sciences/economics and want to go go to the states for work (or intership). Anyone who has experience of that, and how did you do to find your job?? or your intership??

You could probably find a job as a teacher if your English is good. There's always someplace in the US that has a shortage.

Pick a state you want to live in, look up the towns online, and google their school district. I'll pick Brooklyn, NY as an arbitrary location. Google Brooklyn, NY, School District and see what you get. There might be a job listing on the website. You can contact places such as these, sending your resume.

Another tip: online newspapers in the states. Look and see if they publish their classified ads online. Sometimes, the classifieds have job listings, and you can look for an online newspaper that's in a town/state you want to live. There's Monster.com. You can try googling jobs/United States and see what Google has. The internet is a wonderful job search resource. All you have to do is write an email and copy your resume and click "send". Good luck!
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
11 Sep 2009 /  #15
kasia24

Kasia, sweetie, it all depends on in which state you are. In richer states like California, Minnesota and New York it will be easier to find something these days than in poorer states like Iowa or Mississippi.

But another thing: you are what nationality? If you're Polish it may be virtually impossible to find a job there anyway, getting a visa is much tougher than when you're from other countries. But I take it that you're not Polish as you don't speak Polish, yet English, Spanish and Swedish. English and Spanish might come in handy over there, but for Swedish there will be no interest, except in Minnesota, which prides herself on her Swedish immigrants.

Well, if you know sth about software, MS has a big call centre in Fargo, ND, so you might wanna give it a shot there. Furthermore, to maintain on the Swedish stance: Mnpls has a lot of multinationals which do their international operations from there. Good chance that they will need somebody for the Scandinavian markets. Just go check it out.

However, if you intend to become an American resident, your best shot by far is to find an American guy, fall in love with him and marry him and get a marriage-based visa, which will entitle you to a green card and, if you want to an American citizenship after 10 or 15 years. That's how a relative of mine did it.

PlasticPole

A teacher? Forget it. There are way too many Americans that speak very good English and Spanish and they always prefer to take an American for jobs like that. It's not Poland where English education kinda sucks (at least, from what I hear from friends)

M-G (always glad to help)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
11 Sep 2009 /  #16
They prefer to, but there's not enough people who want to teach. The Europeans like to teach and make better teachers than the Americanos. I think she could do it.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
11 Sep 2009 /  #17
How is the easiest way to find a job in the states

Kasia dont be fooled by what the Europeans are telling you

In richer states like California

Theyre the most Broke state and laying off employees left and right.

Many of my friends and family members are teachers. The ones who are fortunate enough to still be employed

Beckski knows this because she actually lives in California.

You can contact places such as these, sending your resume.
Another tip: online newspapers in the states

Along with millions and millions of other unemployed people.
Youll be lucky if they even glance at it?

The best way to get a job here is in person, as for a teaching career theres alot of competition.

My sister is an 5th grade elemetary school teacher outside Chicago and they have been laying off more and more teachers every year.

Not a good time to look for a job in the US
OP kasia24 6 | 27  
11 Sep 2009 /  #18
Thanks for all help, will concider the advices..... I'm Swedish citizen but living in PL for the moment... Studies and worked in Swe though.

Anyway, the ppl who went there formally worked as sellers in shopping malls/supermarkets/etc. Not the fanciest jobs in you don't have education, but still, no matter what they worked with, it usually payed good.

Guess I 've to look for intership by my own, just don't know where to start/how to find one.

But should be so much easier through contacts, isn't there a big polish community in Chicago for example?

just wondering.thanks anyway
sledz 23 | 2,250  
11 Sep 2009 /  #19
isn't there a big polish community in Chicago for example

Yes, and like I said before most Polish girls wind up Babysitting, Bartending, Cleaning houses or working in a Polish store. And if you cant speak Polish some wont hire you:(

Oh, btw some of these girls make pretty good money$$:)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
11 Sep 2009 /  #20
The best way to get a job here is in person, as for a teaching career theres alot of competition.

Not always.

Kasia, the best way to find out is do some investigating over the internet. Not all places were hit equally hard by the recession. Some places have higher unemployment, thus, more competition. Some places are barely affected, but they might not be places you wish to live.

Another thing, Kasia, check websites for corporations. Sometimes they have an "internship" catagory you can click on and find out more about the internships they offer. It depends on what kind of internship you are looking for. Best thing to do is visit the websites of places you are interested in and send emails.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Sep 2009 /  #21
There's always someplace in the US that has a shortage.

not right now.. there is no shortage of anything in the usa except for jobs.

They prefer to, but there's not enough people who want to teach. The Europeans like to teach and make better teachers than the Americanos. I think she could do it.

what are you smoking.. there is definitely not a shortage of teachers.. many good one are looking for a job right now too. a foreigner has no chance, imho.

Not always.

not always but right now. if you're not here and actually knocking on doors, you have no chance at all. none.

Not all places were hit equally hard by the recession..... Some places are barely affected, but they might not be places you wish to live.

yeah? which places? lol you seem completely out of touch. hmm
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Sep 2009 /  #22
there is definitely not a shortage of teachers..

That's right. Now with the cuts in the educational system, many teachers are out of work while the classrooms got larger. My university hires professors from India and other countries, and you can't understand a word they say. The university tries to save money and in the long run the students can't learn anything.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
12 Sep 2009 /  #23
not right now.. there is no shortage of anything in the usa except for jobs

Nepotism is the name of the game here latley, Unless you have some connections froget about getting a good paying job, especially being a foreigner.

You can have 100 college degrees, Theyre going to hire an American first just like they would in Poland.

Go to the UK , Arent you part of the EU Kaśka? I hear England has tons of room left...LOL
OP kasia24 6 | 27  
15 Sep 2009 /  #24
plk123

What about construction work? shouldn't be that affected, not that it would be anything for me, but my bf use to work with that in the states, and I guess there's always a need for people in that field, or am I wrong?!
translatoradela - | 19  
15 Oct 2009 /  #25
kasia24
You're wrong!
Construction jobs are no longer as available as they
used to be especially here in Arizona.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
15 Oct 2009 /  #26
yeah, not many construction jobs anymore. there are really no jobs here right now.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Oct 2009 /  #27
there are really no jobs here right now

Shes in denial:)
mbiernat 3 | 107  
18 Oct 2009 /  #28
There is always work for people with the right skills. I did a lot of hiring for a company I worked for and in good times and bad times the equation was always the same, did this person have specific skills to do a specific job. If your a generalists, you have to work low paid jobs until you have skills. The USA is a great place right now, in many regions.
scrappleton - | 830  
18 Oct 2009 /  #29
The USA is a great place right now, in many regions.

Really? Where? The job market is horrible right now. Maybe Texas isn't too bad I've heard. Construction , IT, Finance.. it's all bad basically and probably will be for the next 2 years at least. We don't have jobs for our own college graduates how can we supply EU citizens with them?? I love how Europeans hate us but hey.. "Offer me a job.. you fat, retard, evil American." They are always rude to us but we should always bend over backwards to help them.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
18 Oct 2009 /  #30
What about construction work? shouldn't be that affected

Today most of the construction workers I know, are lucky if they are currently working one to two days per week. Even the temp agencies have little or no jobs available for their clients.

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