Working in the US

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    I am thinking about coming over to the US later next year, hopefully for a year. I am currently working as Paralegal in England for a Solicitors.

    Can anyone advise me on the best working Visa to apply for and how hard it would be for me to find work. I have a friend in Texas so that is the sort of area i will be staying in.

    Any advise would be great.

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    Find somebody that will hire you and have them write a letter to INS stating they need you because you have "x" skills that are difficult to find in "whatever, location". They can even then run an ad in the local paper for somebody with those skill sets needed and use that as "proof" that they cannot find anybody locally.

    If you speak another language other than English, it is much easier as they can say they need, for example, "a paralegal fluent in French, Spanish or whatever".
     
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    Thanks for replying.

    Can you recommend any good sites for looking for work in the States?
     
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    are you looking for government or private sector work?
     
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    Either, i work in private at the moment but i do some work for a client with is goverment based. I don't really know where to start looking so any help is appreciated.
     
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    Which job do you think i would find it easiest to get into in the States, legal or Aromatherapy massage? By the time i come over to i will be able to do both.
     
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    I would imagine that, if you have the proper education, aromatherapy massage would be fairly easy to get into if you live in a major city. Of course, there are lawyers pretty much anywhere, so I would imagine that you'd have no trouble getting into that field either! :D
     
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    Well i am just about to start an evening college course in aromatherapy and it takes a year to complete. The qualification i get is recognised world wide. I might go into that, a change from being in an office.

    What do you do, and where about are you in the States? If you don't mind me asking.
     
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    Each state has different laws regarding massage, etc. So don't believe that you will be certified "worldwide". You better check into the laws of not only the states, but the cities where you think you might want to practice this trade.
     

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