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    Ellaconnor, I would love to say thank you for your response but you haven't given me an awful lot to go on with your deep and profound statement!

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    Sorry Neets, Ellaconnor was a troll from the Philippines. Post removed.

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    For a second (after reading your post) I thought the OP was the troll Zip... That was a relief!

    (good eye)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
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    Sorry Neets, Ellaconnor was a troll from the Philippines. Post removed.
    Zippy, you're too kind - thanks

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    Neets, it's very easy: If you've got an extraordinary talent, hard worker and you love what you're doing than you'll have success. It's that easy. The best will win.

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    Thanks for your words of wisdom. I'm a very determined lady when I set my sights on something. I need to stay focused over the next while to develop my craft and then sell myself to the great city of NY!

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    Just remember to be flexible. Sometimes the path you choose at the start is not the one that will get you to the end.

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    That's very insightful and probably very true! Are you speaking from experience??! I have no choice but to stay on my current path because it's the only one available to me. And to be honest not many opportunities arise whereby a job opportunity mysteriously appears in NYC, for someone living in Northern Ireland! But I'd love to be proven wrong!! Although recently a local magazine has shown interest in publishing some of my work re: interiors, with the possibility of having a monthly section. Fingers crossed. At the very least it's good experience and should be useful CV (resume) material

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    Neets, a born and raised Fermanagh (in the north of Ireland for the rest of you!) man myself so I may be in a better position than most in knowing what it takes in moving here and making it. In my 11 years here I have helped multiple friends get jobs, get legal and get sorted out in general. Your main aim is to try and secure a job offer, of any type, that allows a J1 or better yet, an H1-B. You can offer to a future employer to pay for the processing of the visas, which will run a few grand. All that is needed is the job offer. Once you here it's a case of having the foot in the door...you can become much more aggressive about other jobs etc. If you have a certain amount of $$$ you can get an investor visa...there are options.

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    Well hello there Mr Fermanagh!! You do realise that you are officially my new best friend??!! Whether you like it or not!! Thanks for taking the time to respond to my (slightly neglected) topic. You see I don't really have a specialism that would make a US employer go out of their way to consider me for a job when there are most probably hundreds of New Yorkers already in the City ready n waiting to take up post. So that's why I'm currently studying - to increase my chances. Although, I am a manager in the Civil Service with more than 6 years experience - so I do have certain skills/attributes already under my belt. But as I said, I'm not entirely sure that my current administrative experience is enough. I do have a passion for interior design and decided to go back to Further Education to try and gain a qualification in that area. I'm nearly finished my Diploma and will be starting my Degree in August.

    I'd love to hear more about your own story, if you wouldn't mind sharing?!! And of course if you have any other tips/words of wisdom I'd also be very interested to hear them!!

    Neets

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    Not much to the story really Neets. I came, I saw, I liked, I stayed.

    When you get the degree sorted we'll still be on here to help you on the next step.

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