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Old 04-12-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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Hi, I just wanted some advice, recently I've really been contemplating moving from my current city for a multitude of reasons. The two primary reasons I seek to leave are for jobs and just a change of scenery. I have visited New York City a few times, but it doesn't seem like a place I would want to live. The same with Charlotte, N.C and Philadelphia. I've been doing alot of research about Dallas online and from what I've extrapolated thus far it seems like a city I would like.

I just want some knowledge and advice from people on the ground about the most pragmatic ways to move to Dallas. About me I'm 25, no kids, no significant other and I have a bachelors, customer service experience, bilingual, and a ton of Microsoft Office Experience. This summer and the fall of this year I"m going to take some Accounting classes at a community college. I'm not trying to obtain another Bachelor's degree but I feel taking those classes could allow me to become acclimated with some book keeping. At the moment I room with some people so I don't really have many possessions to carry with me. I would like to have about 6,000 dollars when I relocate out there.

1. I wanted to know from people currently how is the job market there?

2. How hard was it to find work for you and others you know in the Dallas area?

3. Exactly How much money should I have before I make the move?

 
Old 04-12-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Overall, the job market is good compared to some other cities but that doesn't mean jobs are here for the taking. There are a lot of people moving to Texas so there is a lot of competition. I'm not sure a few accounting classes is going to be enough to separate you from the pack.

You say you're bilingual. What is your second language?
 
Old 04-12-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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I'm borderline fluent in Spanish and I've been learning some Arabic over the past three months. I want to go to grad school, but I'm taking some time to just gain more work experience and travel some. I could imagine that the job market there is extremely competitive. Yet, I know in juxtaposition with many other cities the Dallas job market is quite good. I'm just trying to be really calculated on a potential move to Dallas. Dallas is one of three cities I am looking at and I want to make a wise choice. A choice that will abet in some type of upward mobility.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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If as your name implies, you are Canadian, you will need a visa. Work visas are hard to come by, you must be sponsored by a company and it costs them thousands. You have to have a unique skill that Americans can't match. Visit the Legal Immigration forum for more ideas on how this is done.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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As this question really hinges on a work visa, this thread is closed.
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