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Here I am! Dear friends, could anybody share experience on how and where to start looking for a work. I am about to get my SSN and I just received GC. I don't have driving licence and I am not sure if I will drive. Any advices on job website or tips are highly appreciated!🙌🙏

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4 minutes ago, OlgaA said:

Here I am! Dear friends, could anybody share experience on how and where to start looking for a work. I am about to get my SSN and I just received GC. I don't have driving licence and I am not sure if I will drive. Any advices on job website or tips are highly appreciated!🙌🙏

“Indeed” website, LinkedIn if you have a profile … .. ask around..local businesses advertising .. really depends in what you are looking for 

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Just now, Lil bear said:

“Indeed” website, LinkedIn if you have a profile … .. ask around..local businesses advertising .. really depends in what you are looking for 

I was an English teacher at home, so here I can work as a shop assistant or a receptionist at a hotel,anything, just need some tips on how you do it here

Thanks for response

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3 minutes ago, OlgaA said:

I was an English teacher at home, so here I can work as a shop assistant or a receptionist at a hotel,anything, just need some tips on how you do it here

Thanks for response

 

Most of those are in Indeed.

You can also be a translator. 


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4 minutes ago, OlgaA said:

I was an English teacher at home, so here I can work as a shop assistant or a receptionist at a hotel,anything, just need some tips on how you do it here

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For retail .. ask to speak to the manager at places that interest you and are close for walking or public transport. Many places have signs in their windows. Face to face is good !! Have your resume in hand . 

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3 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

For retail .. ask to speak to the manager at places that interest you and are close for walking or public transport. Many places have signs in their windows. Face to face is good !! Have your resume in hand . 

Good idea! Thank you!

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4 minutes ago, Letspaintcookies said:

I was about to say the absolute opposite 😂 only mom and pop stores do face to face anymore. Usually even the managers will point you to the companies homepage to apply.

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12 hours ago, OlgaA said:

Any advices on job website or tips are highly appreciated!🙌🙏

 

The best way to get a job in this country is through someone you know who works there.  Except for my first job (which was the hardest to get), every job was because someone I knew there worked there.  
 

So priorities for your attention:

 

1. apply for jobs at places where you know someone. That person should be willing to place your resume literally in front of the eyes of the hiring manager. 
 

2. apply for jobs at places with a sign in the window that says help wanted and apply inside.  
 

3. apply for jobs at places that list a phone number to call. 
 

4. apply for jobs that where you upload your resume to a website owned by the hiring company.  A waste of time in my opinion but if you have nothing better to do, you might as well 

 

5. Like 4 but you upload your resume to a website that is not owned by a hiring company (such as Indeed)

 

I estimate that for options 4 and 5 fewer than 1 in 100 job applications produce an interview     Probably more like fewer than 1 in 10,000. 

 

Web sites like Indeed and Monster are good for employers and not good for people who want jobs.  Most likely you will just end up with a lifetime of spam email.  If you do option 4 or 5 do it with a throw away email address.  

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7 minutes ago, Mike E said:

 

The best way to get a job in this country is through someone you know who works there.  Except for my first job (which was the hardest to get), every job was because someone I knew there worked there.  
 

So priorities for your attention:

 

1. apply for jobs at places where you know someone. That person should be willing to place your resume literally in front of the eyes of the hiring manager. 
 

2. apply for jobs at places with a sign in the window that says help wanted and apply inside.  
 

3. apply for jobs at places that list a phone number to call. 
 

4. apply for jobs that where you upload your resume to a website owned by the hiring company.  A waste of time in my opinion but if you have nothing better to do, you might as well 

 

5. Like 4 but you upload your resume to a website that is not owned by a hiring company (such as Indeed)

 

I estimate that for options 4 and 5 fewer than 1 in 100 job applications produce an interview     Probably more like fewer than 1 in 10,000. 

 

Web sites like Indeed and Monster are good for employers and not good for people who want jobs.  Most likely you will just end up with a lifetime of spam email.  If you do option 4 or 5 do it with a throw away email address.  

Thank you ! It's very useful?👍🔥

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3 minutes ago, Rocio0010 said:

Are you interested in teaching? You could always get a teaching certification!

I heard it will take time to adjust my university degree to American and after 9 years of experience of teaching I feel like I just want to do something different, online also not an option due to vision troubles

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7 minutes ago, OlgaA said:

I heard it will take time to adjust my university degree to American and after 9 years of experience of teaching I feel like I just want to do something different, online also not an option due to vision troubles

Oh I see! 


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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15 hours ago, OlgaA said:

I was an English teacher at home, so here I can work as a shop assistant or a receptionist at a hotel,anything, just need some tips on how you do it here

Thanks for response

The old knocking on doors, in person still works.

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