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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Japan
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I finished my AOS successfully. I did not have any trouble. Now, I am seriously insanely depressed. The US economy is seriously screwed. And now, I am having a super super hard time to get a decent job.

I recently got a job at Disneyland. Oh my god, this is super depressing. I am not even getting enough hours because those Disney hotels are not making any money. I was hired as a full time. Now, I have a way less than 20 hours to work. It is so hard to survive. It is insane. I do not understand why they hired me at the first place.

Now, I have no idea what to do.

I have a BA from American university. So I am thinking about taking a computer class to brush up my skill.

In the future, I am thinking about being an immigration officer or having a finance related job.

Can anyone share experience?


06/19/2008 POE at LAX with K1 visa

06/28/2008 Married my husband

07/03/2008 Update my social security card

07/19/2008 AOS, EAD, AP mailed to Chicago lock box

07/21/2008 AOS, EAD, AP were received

07/28/2008 NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/04/2008 Biometric appointment letter arrived

08/15/2008 Biometric at Santa Ana office

10/21/2008 No update since biometric- contacted a local congressman, the ombudsman

10/22/2008 Was able to do service request

10/23/2008 EAD was approved

10/24/2008 AOS interview letter arrived

11/26/2008 Renew my State ID

12/10/2008 AOS interview approved right away

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Try volunteer work thats related to your profession it might help.


MY TIMELINE

K-1 Journey

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Singapore

05/21/07 : I-129F Sent

02/24/08 : INTERVIEW

12/12/07 : MEDICAL

01/09/08 : VISA IN HAND

03/06/08 : Arrive in the US, POE - DETROIT

AOS

03/28/08 : Mailed AOS Packet

04/12/08 : Receive NOA's AP, EAD

05/02/08 : BIOMETRICS

06/11/08 : EAD CARD IN THE MAIL!!!

07/02/08 : GREEN CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

07/07/08 : GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL & WORKING

03/27/09 : Driver's License issued

Removing Condition

04/03/10 : mailed to Vermont

04/08/10 : NOA1 & 1 yr extension

05/20/10 : Biometrics Appt.

11/19/10 : Interview/Approval

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Japan
Timeline

I am thinking about taking 6 weeks banking class at a local community college. I am interested in working at a bank and I have never worked at the bank. So I am thinking about taking a basic class and be more competitive.


06/19/2008 POE at LAX with K1 visa

06/28/2008 Married my husband

07/03/2008 Update my social security card

07/19/2008 AOS, EAD, AP mailed to Chicago lock box

07/21/2008 AOS, EAD, AP were received

07/28/2008 NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/04/2008 Biometric appointment letter arrived

08/15/2008 Biometric at Santa Ana office

10/21/2008 No update since biometric- contacted a local congressman, the ombudsman

10/22/2008 Was able to do service request

10/23/2008 EAD was approved

10/24/2008 AOS interview letter arrived

11/26/2008 Renew my State ID

12/10/2008 AOS interview approved right away

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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To be an immigration officer, you need US citizenship.

I recommend contacting the career office from your university. They are usually good at hooking you up with local job fairs and employers.

Try also joining a temp agency, to build that american work experience.

Good luck!


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

In this tedious process, we tend to forget that this is all worth it.

I love my hubby beyond anything in this world.

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What's your major and what is your work background in?


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Japan
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I majored communication studies. But, I have never really worked before. I only worked on campus cafe during my senior year and went back to my home after graduation.

Now, I started a low level job at Disneyland which pays me about 10 dollars with less than 20 hours per week. Sadly I am still looking for a decent job.

My husband will go back to grad school from fall. He will try to get a teaching position as soon as possible.

Of course he will continue his work at his company.

I am interested in finance,but right now it is not a good time to go in.

We hope that we can save up some money and move to a different place besides orange county CA. I really hate this location. Everything is super expensive and not even possible for regular people to get a home or anything.


06/19/2008 POE at LAX with K1 visa

06/28/2008 Married my husband

07/03/2008 Update my social security card

07/19/2008 AOS, EAD, AP mailed to Chicago lock box

07/21/2008 AOS, EAD, AP were received

07/28/2008 NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/04/2008 Biometric appointment letter arrived

08/15/2008 Biometric at Santa Ana office

10/21/2008 No update since biometric- contacted a local congressman, the ombudsman

10/22/2008 Was able to do service request

10/23/2008 EAD was approved

10/24/2008 AOS interview letter arrived

11/26/2008 Renew my State ID

12/10/2008 AOS interview approved right away

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My sister in law majored in communications and worked in admin for a number of years. She worked for Acer in California for a few years before moving onto a non profit organization. The work she did was somewhat relevant to her degree and she seemed to enjoy it. Have you looked at contacting recruiting agencies to see if there are any temp admin assignments they could set you up with?


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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It is hard at the minute to find a job. I've been keeping my eye out for something that's more in my area of expertise but there really isn't anything in this area at the minute... So I'm trying to get some more certifications if I can lol.. I'm thinking about doing some contract work after the normal 8 - 5 job starting after Christmas just so I can try and get my foot in the door over here.

Have you thought about checking the job pages of the local governments?.. City, County or even State? That's one of the things I was checking once I got my EAD and I applied for just about anything and everything else that was full time. I ended up getting a job with a local government and I'm still there 2 years later!!!.. 40 hours per week in a cubicle in a big building full of people doing the same.. not quite the most exciting thing on earth to be doing but it'll look good on my CV/Resume, it pays half decently at the minute, the all important benefits, we get public holidays off...

Good Luck!!


Filed N400 11/7/16

Check (CC) Cashed 11/10/16

Text/Email NOA 11/16/16

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If you can get into a customer service department for a bank and then switch departments when u can that is a good way to get into banking, however you see the news about banking...................have you ever thought about translating , ......can you work for the court system (I know here in NY they hire per diem translators they pay over $100 a day.....)how about government job i know there are some where u dont need citzenship..................how about the TSA (I think u only need perm residence for this one, however not 100% sure.............................can you give private lessons for Japanese language of tutor? child care? Try to be creative .. temp agency.......................... it will always help u to update computer skill...persistence I believe is key....USPS check their website and your local post office for test dates, my husband and I passed the test a few months ago........good luck and u can pm me anytime Sherry!


mailed out aos and ead 7/13/2007

aol and ead packet received per usps 7/16/2007

checks cashed 07/26/07

noa 1 FOR EAD RECEIVED 07/27/07

noa 1 for aos received 07/28/07

biometrics 08/15/07

ead card ordered 09/20/07!!!!

ead card received 10/01/07! finally!

aos case transferred to California Service Center 10/03/07!

received "Welcome to the United States of America I-797 11/05/07!(dated 10/30/07)!

Permanent Resident card received 11/05/07 (dated 10/31/07)! THank u LorD!

Will file for 10 year GC End of July/Early August 2009!

Removal of Conditions:

Mailed I-751 overnight mail to Vermont Service Center 09/10/09

VSC received the I-751 Packet 09/11/09 About 12 pm Local time

Check was cashed as of Sept 16th 2009

NOA Received 09/19/09 dated 09/14/09

I-797 Appointment Notice received 10/01/09 dated 09/25/09 (Biometrics)

Got they 10 year GC approval letter in the mail dated 01/08/10! yehey!

10 GREENCARD RECEIVED 01/20/10

Citizenship.......maybe............or maybe stay a permanent resident .......................

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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I am currently taking up cosmetology classes to be ready for what may come when I get there... I am not very comfortable getting employed right away and consdering the recession it may take a long time for me to get a job.


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HappyDancer is a proud wife to a country boy in KY.

I-130 for Parents (Mom and Dad)

3.15.2014: Mailed I-130 Packet for Mom and Dad

3.21.2014: Received email notification with case # for both petitions; case forwarded to NBC for processing

3.21.2014: Check cashed

3.22.2014: Hard copy NOA1 received

4.08.2014: Both I-130 approved (notification received via email) - It only took three weeks!!!

4.11.2014: Received NOA2 approval notice in the mail.

5.01.2014: Called NVC to ask for status of paperwork. Advised they received both application on 4.28. Advised to call in 30 business days for an update.

6.02.2014: Email notification received from NVC that shows parents' NVC case number and instructions to pay AOS Fee and fill out DS 261.

6.03.2014: Paid AOS fee ($88 for both petitions)

N400:
4.26.2013: Mailed N400 Packet

5.21.2013: Biometrics

7.18.2013: Testing and Interview

9.25.2013: Oath Ceremony

Medical at St. Lukes:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/183224-experience-medical-at-st-lukes-extension-clinic/

K1 with K2 Visa Interview:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/184246-usem-interview-on-march-10-at-7am-approved/page__p__2728465#entry2728465

CFO:Review, tips and advise:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/186123-cforeview-tips-and-advise/

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We were told they will be laying off 210 people here with a possibility of another 600 in June. California is in big trouble budget wise. They as saying Calif will be 41 billion in the hole by the end of the 2009-2010 FISCAL year. :unsure:


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United States & Republic of the Philippines

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." John Wayne

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Japan
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Thank you very much everyone. I hope I can find something in the near future.

My husband and I are really thinking about moving to a different location after he finishes his grad school.

So hopefully until then, I can get some skills. I am seriously thinking about taking computer classes and getting a job as a administrative assistant or something like that.


06/19/2008 POE at LAX with K1 visa

06/28/2008 Married my husband

07/03/2008 Update my social security card

07/19/2008 AOS, EAD, AP mailed to Chicago lock box

07/21/2008 AOS, EAD, AP were received

07/28/2008 NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/04/2008 Biometric appointment letter arrived

08/15/2008 Biometric at Santa Ana office

10/21/2008 No update since biometric- contacted a local congressman, the ombudsman

10/22/2008 Was able to do service request

10/23/2008 EAD was approved

10/24/2008 AOS interview letter arrived

11/26/2008 Renew my State ID

12/10/2008 AOS interview approved right away

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Definitely try to get in touch with recruiting agencies to see what they may have for you, even if it's part time.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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