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      kimmenaker

      Finding work once here?

      New to this forum, so hi! My boyfriend is hoping to move here next year, but he is very concerned about being able to find work once he arrives. He has a great job now where he is. How hard has it been to find gainful employment once you relocated? Thank you in advance - I'm trying to assuage his fears, but that's because I'm selfish. LOL!

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      purple
      Hi, and welcome to Britsabroad :)

      You haven't explained the circumstances of your boyfriend's move, or what Visa he is going to use to enter the USA. Are you two going to get married, is he entering on a fiance visa? How about letting us know a few more details for a start? :)

      All the best!

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      kimmenaker
      Thanks for the warm welcome! :-)

      He is moving here because I have 3 kids so that kind of decided the "where" we would live. We are planning on marrying first (seems to be the easiest option?), hopefully around the beginning of the new year. He has experience managing retail stores and is currently working in security (CCTV) on the trains. It's his lack of formal education that has him worried (high school is his highest level). While we can afford to live without him working, he doesn't want to be a "house husband" for too long...LOL! I'm trying to tell him that we weigh experience just much as education (depending on the field), so hopefully he'll find something in the first year he's here.

      Thanks for your response! :-)

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      purple
      You two being married will definately make it easier for him if he wants to work. Are you getting married in the UK or USA?

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      kimmenaker
      Hi - We are likely getting married here in the US as it seems to be a bit of an extra hassle to get married in the UK with the additional marriage visa required. Though I would love to get married over there! :-) So beautiful.

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      purple
      He's not a US Citizen though, right?

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      Cruella
      I have read through your thread about your future husband.Before moving here from UK, I accrued 30 years experience in retail, banking, training and audit. I did not attend university, although I had the qualifications to enable me to do so, but instead chose a lucrative career in management. I have managed teams of all sizes and have a thorough knowledge of budgets, people mangement etc. I have yet to secure a job here. I appear to be either under or over qualified for the jobs I apply for and a degree appears to be the be all and end all. I have even seen a post as a dental receptionist advertised, asking for a degree!!!! I have made enquiries about going back to college and each time you call, the first question is - did you graduate high school? Try explaining the UK education system to an American in a call centre in easy terms!
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      purple
      Quote Originally Posted by Cruella View Post
      I have read through your thread about your future husband.Before moving here from UK, I accrued 30 years experience in retail, banking, training and audit. I did not attend university, although I had the qualifications to enable me to do so, but instead chose a lucrative career in management. I have managed teams of all sizes and have a thorough knowledge of budgets, people mangement etc. I have yet to secure a job here. I appear to be either under or over qualified for the jobs I apply for and a degree appears to be the be all and end all. I have even seen a post as a dental receptionist advertised, asking for a degree!!!! I have made enquiries about going back to college and each time you call, the first question is - did you graduate high school? Try explaining the UK education system to an American in a call centre in easy terms!
      You could get a GED, which is's basically an equivalent of the HS diploma that you seem to be having problems with. All you'd have to do is study up for a test and then sit it. It's specifically for people that either didn't graduate High School at the time, or immigrants that need to prove a level of education. That would suffice for your consideration for college entrance. That way when you're asked if you graduated HS, you can say you have the GED.
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      expatriatetaxreturns
      I think that after everything with a Visa he could get a job at any retail store especially around the holidays! Or If he does security there is always the Casinos or Malls to do security at! Best of Luck to you!
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      ferret
      I'm moving to the states some time next year, or as soon as My girlfriend (wonderful Texas lass) and I get married, but I too have the same fears about finding work, I'm an aircraft engineer (RAF trained), but no formal collage education, and as Cruella said it seems that a degree is asked for most of the time, so what are the way's around this problem ?

     

     
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