Moving to United States of America

New York CityAlso referred to many as the “Big Apple”, New York City in many people’s eyes is seen as the capital of the world. “The City that Never Sleeps” is packed with entertainment, excitement and career prospects that would surely tempt anybody to move here. Many places around New York City can be found with American families who have descended from across the pond centuries ago, leaving their heritage in New York, making so many New Yorkers extremely family orientated. New York is a busy city always on the go. It is a fast paced metropolitan area, where the people are always in a hurry. Moving to New York City may very well take time to getting used to. The cost of living in New York is high, everybody knows that. But you really do get what you pay for here, as most accommodation is located in the centre of the city, surrounded by the never-ending lists of top class, funky restaurants, bars, cafes, theatres, museums, sports grounds, among other wonders that New York is filled with. If it’s a small, quiet town you’re looking to move to, with little or no distractions, then the Big Apple is not for you. The City is made up of five counties; the Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island). All five counties are heavily involved in the support of their home teams in American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey and Basketball mainly. Americans take their sport very seriously, so for anyone moving out to New York, make sure you buy the home jersey! Of course, New York City hasn’t got its name for just having nice bars and fancy restaurants. New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, exquisite landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan is filled with more inspirational icons than any other city in the world, and that's to say nothing of the City's four other counties, each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations.

Los AngelesSituated in the state of California on the west coast, Los Angeles, the 2nd most populous city in the United States of America, is renowned for its wild and wonderful lifestyle created by the even wilder people who live there. LA is the entertainment capital of the world, home to many celebrities, famous artists and musicians who seem to love the sunny climate combined with the high fashioned era that compliments the city of LA so well. The music and film industries have been a crucial part in the economical success of Los Angeles City.

Expats looking to move to Los Angeles should be sure to measure the pros and cons of what appears to be a Fairytale-like city. As wonderful as LA is, with its sunny beaches, warm weather and fascinating nightlife, there are several problems that are unavoidable in this west coast city of America.

LA is one of the most ethnically, diversely populated cities in the US. While on many occasions, diversity can lead to an abundance of optimism, introducing new and exciting cultures to the area, in this case, it has led to fierce gang communities causing unnecessary violence in the city of LA. Obviously this only occurs in specific areas of a large city; however, it has had effects on crime levels, education systems and the authority units.

Los Angeles is a world centre of not just entertainment. It combines business, culture, technology, international trade, fashion, science and much more to give itself such globally recognised titles. LA has been classed the 3rd richest city and 5th most powerful and influential city in the world.

Miami Miami, situated in the state of Florida, is recognised by many as the beach capital of America, if not the world. The infamous Miami Beach strip, located on a barrier island between the Bay of Biscayne and the Atlantic Ocean, stretches way down the south east coast, has been a major attraction to people all around the world for years. This has encouraged a great inflow of tourism to the city creating jobs and capital. However, figures of unemployment in the Southern state of Florida has been higher than expected of late, causing a cry out for new and exciting job creation programs to get underway.

Miami contains a large Latin American influence, which can be seen through its fascinating cuisine and nightlife. Miami is a previous winner of “Americas Cleanest City” for its year-round clean air quality, cosmic green spaces, clean drinking water, well kept streets and city-wide recycling programs. They also have previously been awarded Americas Healthiest City.

Miami consists of over 800 parks, including Crandon Beach County Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Miami is also home to two unique national parks, Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. The major sporting teams to follow in Miami are; The Miami Dolphins (Football), Miami Heat (Basketball), The Florida Panthers (Hockey) and The Florida Marlins (Baseball). Award-winning tennis stadiums and golf courses are popular here, as well as water sports, such as parasailing, windsurfing, wave-running and jet-skiing.

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Val Lees

Val Lees

Hi, I'm from Northern Ireland, and hoping to find out all the information I can about getting sponsorship to work in Boston.
I am ideally looking for marketing and events based roles, and would hugely appreciate any help people can send me with regards to companies hiring for such roles? How to apply for sponsorship? Or really, any tips or details about the entire process. Thanks!

Thu Apr 24 08:29:17
Giuseppe Tebaldi - application developer

Giuseppe Tebaldi

I am looking for sponsor job as RPG programmer.
Anyone can help me?

Fri Jan 11 15:34:18
Frederico Morais

Frederico Morais

im loonking for sponsor job eny can help me

Tue May 15 04:16:16
aiman ghnedi - cleaner

aiman ghnedi

hey im looking for job in hospitality management im from ireland, either work or internship for six months from may to oct is that possible ? can you send me any hotels link that they accept
thanks :-)

Mon Apr 2 19:58:42
Bryan Dignam - Account Director

Bryan Dignam

Here is a link for all available hospitality/hotel jobs in America http://bit.ly/HfCGbw However if you plan on going to work in the US, you will need a working visa. Have you thought about this factor?

Wed Apr 4 10:22:17
Regina Finan

Regina Finan

Hey,

I'm looking for work as a Medical Secretary (or just a secretary) in America, perferably Chicago. However I'm from Ireland and don't really know how to approach possible employers about sponsorship. Does anyone know how to find out which companies are more likely to sponsor me for work visas?

Thanks. :)

Sun Mar 18 00:44:12
Bryan Dignam - Account Director

Bryan Dignam

Hi Regina,

When it comes to getting sponsorships from US companies, it is very much depending on the industry they are in. Your best bet is to research job vacancies and choose several companies to approach. You must explain to them why they should sponsor you, so be sure to really sell yourself to them and make them want you in particular. Sponsored employees all must prove what makes them better than someone who can fill the role in Chicago, or wherever it may be, otherwise they will hire local talent.

Also have you checked out the Secretary roles available in Chicago at the moment..... http://bit.ly/GAOml8 and http://bit.ly/GCGQbJ.

Hope this helps :)

Tue Mar 20 14:46:05
Regina Finan

Regina Finan

Thanks Bryan. Really appreciate the tips. Still getting used to the whole having to talk myself up but sure it's all about practice I guess.

Will have a look at those links you sent too. Thanks again. ;)

Tue Apr 3 16:43:23
Stephanie Penn

Stephanie Penn

Hey,

I'm looking for work as a Sports Psychologist starting this Summer when I get my degree. Does anybody know much about this area of work in America? East side preferably as I live in Florida right now.

Thank you :)

Wed Jan 25 12:57:02
Bryan Dignam - Account Director

Bryan Dignam

Check out the link and see the job vacancy's in the US for Sports Psychology http://bit.ly/wVlElD

There's also the option of looking into the graduate programs in America http://bit.ly/cbtMjP

Hope this helps Stephanie

Wed Feb 8 11:19:46
Stephanie Penn

Stephanie Penn

Thank you so much! Really appreciate the help Bryan

Fri Mar 2 15:01:01

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