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What jobs will you be looking for?
« on: March 02, 2004, 01:21:30 AM »
For everyone going Stateside, just wondered what jobs you will all be looking for and if anyone has any concerns about the job market ?

I must admit as I read, I do get a little worried about the employment market over there - even with friends/family there, it's hard to gauge a real feel for the situation.

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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004, 02:50:50 AM »
My mom and step-dad live in Houston and they say the job market seems to be picking up. My step-dad has a very stable job as a teacher but my mom works in the oil industry and finds her company is very volitile - laying long time employees off left and right and whatnot.  It's hard to say and I suppose it depends all on the industry you'll be in. Teachers are in very high demand. Care workers are too, I'd venture to guess.

IT on the other hand seems to be a very slow industry at the moment. Many people have gotten the impression that IT is easy and opt for crash courses to get some basic know-how. Those people then go on to get the jobs because they're willing to work for less than your average fully qualified technician.

My husband works in the IT industry and is subsequently quite nervous about landing a good, well-paid job. My step-dad has told him the best thing he can do is get qualified to teach. We've also got our hands in self-employment. I'll be looking for a job in photography is someone will have me :) Until then I'll try my hand at floristry.

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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 12:22:33 PM »
I am going back into Call Center Management. While I was visiting last month, I started poking around for jobs. There seems to be plenty out there. My husband should be okay too (my mom has been networking for him – lol, she is proud of his work!!) He is a kitchen fitter here and overall fine carpentry guru. He is also an artist and has sold his work here in Taunton. My aunt, who is a well known artist in the Carmel/ Monterey/ Pacific Grove area said that his work is beautiful – we just need to get into the *art market* - which will take some research on my part. I have been talking to a friend about developing a web site for him. Still in the thought stages.  


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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2004, 05:48:48 PM »
Thats good to hear Missy that you think it's picking up. My hubby works for HSBC here (invoice finance) and isn't interested in transferring or similar, but we would obviously do what we need to do.

I work on the admin side for Local Authority, hopefully that's transferable, but again, I will be much more open - although I draw the line at K-Mart! I worked there temporarily for Xmas when I first got my "first" GC and walked when a woman actually hit me! I still cannot believe I didn't react and swipe for her, she went for me from the back of my head, she said she had yelled out for someone at least 6 times and I had "ignored" her! Argh!

I have always wanted to sell real estate ( goodness knows why) I have no experience or anything and no sales background, but maybe one day I will try to get a brokers license. My idea job would definately involve organization/admin and something internet based.

Husbands relatives work for some large corps ( PepsiCo etc) and I like their policy of introducing family/friends, I definately think more companies could recruit that way effectively on this side of the pond.

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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2004, 08:26:06 PM »
My husband is a programmer for the auto industry, so his job choices in the US are *massively* better than in the UK, especially Michigan which is where I lived before I came here... we're not worried about his job situation at all since he's already had work offered to him as a contractor, we just haven't been in the position to accept yet. :)
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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004, 02:46:45 AM »
Sounds like most of you are pretty much settled . Im glad to hear that, for the most part, finding jobs will be relatively easy.

Speaking of real estate, Ive only looked into it a little but it seems like the opportunity to get into the industry is rather good. In texas at least you can choose to take the classes and exams yourself or apply to be sponsered by a real estate agency like Coldwell Banker, Remax, Centrury 21, etc. It doesnt look like that much is required to get certified :)
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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2004, 03:07:01 AM »
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Speaking of real estate, Ive only looked into it a little but it seems like the opportunity to get into the industry is rather good. In texas at least you can choose to take the classes and exams yourself or apply to be sponsered by a real estate agency like Coldwell Banker, Remax, Centrury 21, etc. It doesnt look like that much is required to get certified  

Oh, that's really cheered me up, shall get onto the research!
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Re: What jobs will you be looking for?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2004, 11:41:34 AM »
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Oh, that's really cheered me up, shall get onto the research!
Tks!


I dont know what state you'll be living in but this is the site I used for my research for Texas. All states will probably have their own individual requirements however they cant be that much different. Perhaps this link will set you on your way - http://www.trec.state.tx.us/education/default.asp
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