Arriving into a new country or city is hard. You have to find housing, get to know the area and where basic necessities and amenities can be found, try to make friends and meet new people, and of course, look for a job. If you have been looking for jobs through immigration ads in the Bay Area and haven’t had any luck, use these tips to help you out.
- Visit Nearby Businesses
When you first arrive, and are struggling to get settled, meet new people and find your place in your community, it can be easy to just stay inside at home or just visit the same store each time you go out. Instead, however, try visiting new and different places in the surrounding area. Not only will the business owners get to know you, but you will also open up the chances that you will be able to see a job advertisement when it is posted. Many businesses will advertise just in their window or inside the business, and visiting them will make sure you are able to see these post
- Become a Regular
As you start to visit more local businesses, find a few, such as a coffee shop or cafe, where you can become a regular. Introduce yourself, get to know the staff and employees, and visit often. Once you have established a bit of a relationship, let them know that you are looking for work and ask them to pass along any leads or postings they know of in the area or industry.
- Go Online
Of course, there is a whole other world of opportunity when it comes to job hunting when you turn to the internet. Finding a job on a large job advertising site can be difficult, but it is worth a try. It is also worth it for you to look on smaller advertising areas such as on Facebook community groups, on your city’s Facebook job page, or on the social media platforms and websites of local businesses.
- Ask for Help
Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. It is hard enough to move to a new city, let alone having to also navigate finding a job and housing all on your own. Whether you go to a local recruitment firm, talk to your neighbors or people in the community, or use services online, there are lots of people who are willing and able to help you in the job hunt and make the process less stressful for you.
With a better understanding of how to find a job in a new place, and now that you are feeling more settled, don’t forget to enjoy your new city. Visit the sites, walk the streets, and take in the latest festivals and events!