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Hello everyone!

I'm planning as far out as I can so when I move to LA with my future husband, I somehow will have a roadmap of my new career. I have 6 years experience working for the Philippine Government in various capacities for Cabinet Secretaries (I also worked in Malacanang) writing technical notes, doing research, preparing speeches, handling schedule and appointments, and taking notes during meetings. My work is very country-specific (i.e. Philippines) so I was wondering how would that equate to US qualifications (although my skills are universal).

I would still like to work for the public sector or in the realm of politics or developmental/humanitarian aid but I read somewhere that opportunities like that would mostly be in DC.

Would anyone kindly recommend what sort of jobs do you think I could qualify for in CA? Do I have to take some sort of civil service exam to be eligible for a government position?

Thank you! :)

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Hi,

Hope you are successful at finding a job you like.

Just a few words of caution. Some government jobs are restricted to US citizens. An LPR reported that he applied for one of these restricted jobs and had problems naturalizing because he was accused of making a false claim of US citizenship for applying for a job restricted to US citizens.

Best of luck

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Hi,

Hope you are successful at finding a job you like.

Just a few words of caution. Some government jobs are restricted to US citizens. An LPR reported that he applied for one of these restricted jobs and had problems naturalizing because he was accused of making a false claim of US citizenship for applying for a job restricted to US citizens.

Best of luck

wow really?! Okay, I'll be sure to verify when I apply for one. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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I say have the future husband do the work for you !

have future husband contact all of the Federal representatives and the 2 senators in your state and inquire about jobs in the offices for constituency support.


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I say have the future husband do the work for you !

have future husband contact all of the Federal representatives and the 2 senators in your state and inquire about jobs in the offices for constituency support.

Um really? That works??!?!?! Or are you being funny and I'm totally missing the punch line here T_T

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i said 'contact'. then, of course, he must 'report back, when able' on each contact.

I was also specific with 'jobs in the offices for constituency support.'

So, your future husband SHOULD be able to get you a tonne of info, within the next three weeks, if'n he applies himself and can focus.

Edited by Darnell

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Lots of interns in such poistions


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I work for the County of Los Angeles and they hire both USCs & LPRs... depending on where you want to work (federal or state) and the department you want, country-specific experience shouldn't matter as long as you have great communication skills and applicable experience. However, trying to score a job equivalent to your previous one or something higher up the ranks might be a long shot. For government jobs, the trend is usually to start low and work your way up. But if your experience and/or skills are exemplary and you can back it up with testimonials or documentation, then you may be able to skip higher.

Many people here in L.A. County who immigrated from other countries carrying a Bachelor's usually start as clerks or assistants, then work their way up as they earn their Master's. Government jobs pay 20-40% lower than the private sector, but the healthcare and retirement benefits can;t be beat.

Good luck!


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I work for the County of Los Angeles and they hire both USCs & LPRs... depending on where you want to work (federal or state) and the department you want, country-specific experience shouldn't matter as long as you have great communication skills and applicable experience. However, trying to score a job equivalent to your previous one or something higher up the ranks might be a long shot. For government jobs, the trend is usually to start low and work your way up. But if your experience and/or skills are exemplary and you can back it up with testimonials or documentation, then you may be able to skip higher.

Many people here in L.A. County who immigrated from other countries carrying a Bachelor's usually start as clerks or assistants, then work their way up as they earn their Master's. Government jobs pay 20-40% lower than the private sector, but the healthcare and retirement benefits can;t be beat.

Good luck!

Hi! My husband and I worked for the City of Los Angeles. It was a great opportunity. Once a USC, it'll open more doors like USCIS. ?

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Reilena,

You can also apply for positions at DMV.

Bit of an insult


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I work for the County of Los Angeles and they hire both USCs & LPRs... depending on where you want to work (federal or state) and the department you want, country-specific experience shouldn't matter as long as you have great communication skills and applicable experience. However, trying to score a job equivalent to your previous one or something higher up the ranks might be a long shot. For government jobs, the trend is usually to start low and work your way up. But if your experience and/or skills are exemplary and you can back it up with testimonials or documentation, then you may be able to skip higher.

Many people here in L.A. County who immigrated from other countries carrying a Bachelor's usually start as clerks or assistants, then work their way up as they earn their Master's. Government jobs pay 20-40% lower than the private sector, but the healthcare and retirement benefits can;t be beat.

Good luck!

that makes sense. Thank you!

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