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Hey, I'm not really sure if this is going to turn into a rant or something useful for myself, but I feel I have several scrambled questions here.

I'm starting to look around for working thinking that things are similar to the UK, but I seems to be very wrong. It seems nobody is advertising an hourly rate of pay and nobody is advertising hours expected to work (full-time/part-time). I'm currently looking for work that is considered low skill until I can correctly sort out a resume and save some money. That's the current circumstances here in this town that I am in. I don't know if this is state wide or something everybody's dealing with, but I find it particularly hard to remain interested in something that I feel is a waste of time. My mindset isn't making the shift from what I am currently used to when looking for job. Either way, I know I will have to become accustom to a new system and adapt.

Really, I am looking for anything that is possible doing for employment and not that fussy. I'm wondering if anybody can really explain to me the expectations of an employer and basic tips and tricks please?

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Hey, I'm not really sure if this is going to turn into a rant or something useful for myself, but I feel I have several scrambled questions here.

I'm starting to look around for working thinking that things are similar to the UK, but I seems to be very wrong. It seems nobody is advertising an hourly rate of pay and nobody is advertising hours expected to work (full-time/part-time). I'm currently looking for work that is considered low skill until I can correctly sort out a resume and save some money. That's the current circumstances here in this town that I am in. I don't know if this is state wide or something everybody's dealing with, but I find it particularly hard to remain interested in something that I feel is a waste of time. My mindset isn't making the shift from what I am currently used to when looking for job. Either way, I know I will have to become accustom to a new system and adapt.

Really, I am looking for anything that is possible doing for employment and not that fussy. I'm wondering if anybody can really explain to me the expectations of an employer and basic tips and tricks please?

Years ago in America looking for employment clearly defined how many hours and the rate of pay offered by the employer. Today this isn't the case. The employer basically now defines who is a FT and PT employee. For purposes of defining a FT employee for Obamacare with an employer of 50+ employees the number is 30 hours. With that said if you work for a smaller employer with less than 50 employees 30 hours may not be considered FT because the employers get to determine who is FT/PT. Hopefully this explanation makes sense as to why I referenced Obamacare in this response.

To address the wage offered. This is always just a guess. Some will advertise the wage offered or give a range but most don't. How do you know if it's worth your time and effort? You can't really. You have to try to determine what the wages go for in your area. Some sites might be helpful online such as GlassDoor.com http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

Hopefully you find my answer helpful. Good luck to you.

Here is a link to the current minimum wages for every state including the District of Columbia.

http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

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You might also go to the bookstores or library and find books on job-hunting. You'll soon get a sense of what employers here look for, and by extension, how employers operate or "think."

After you do this, come back and recommend some book titles so that others can also benefit.


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