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Career Transition: Europe to America

Dear Experts, I recently received my U.S. green card am living/working in Denmark. I am looking for an IT job in Los Angeles, California. My idea is to find a job before I move to America. I've tried different approaches to get a job, such as: - Applying for positions directly via websites like Monster, Craigslist and CareerBuilder - Networking via LinkedIn - Applying for positions advertised on Twitter So far, I haven't received any replies or interview opportunities. I must emphasize I have 5 years of working experience in IT and I find my CV and current/past career quite successful. Recently I had no problems changing a job in Europe - the fact is I started a new job in January this year, just before being granted a green card. All this got me into thinking: How come I haven't gotten any job offers/interviews yet in America? And the best answer I found so far is: It comes only through personal networking! So my question is simple: What would you recommend I do in order to get job offers in LA? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#451 Personal networking is important in your situation given the distance you will move. Keeping working your contacts. (@gradversity) Q#451 Try to get someone in IT at a co to meet you for coffee to give you scoop on what it takes to get hired. (@jtodonnell) Q#451 Join expat networking groups. Members might be able to offer you support and advisement based on personal experience. (@CareerCoachPro) Q#451 Networking is the way to go. You might consider working directly with a 3rd party recruiter to represent you. (@blogging4jobs) Q#451 Find someone in LA who you can offer FREE help to remotely. Then do it. Best way to make a friend. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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It's beginning to look a like Christmas! Well, not quite yet. But if you're looking to make some extra cash during the holiday season, now is the time to begin searching as seasonal jobs are starting to be posted.

According to the website Snagajob, 27% of companies that hire employees for the holiday season begin their recruitment efforts in August. In addition, Snagajob reports that there is money to be made during the holiday season as seasonal workers earned an average of $15.40 an hour in 2018. With that in mind, here are some options to consider if you're looking for a seasonal job for the holiday season.

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