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Old 07-31-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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If one went to Miami without a job, how fast could it take to get a job as a nighttime auditor or housekeeper, with only a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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If one went to Miami without a job, how fast could it take to get a job as a nighttime auditor or housekeeper, with only a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish?
I personally wouldn't do it, unless you were facing homelessness where you are now.

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The state reported Miami-Dade’s unemployment rate rose by nearly a full point to 9.8 percent in May. In April, Miami-Dade’s unemployment rate stood at 9.0 percent. The rise meant that an additional 11,623 workers were laid off in the county.
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I am sure you have a good reason for wanting to move here, and I appreciate that. But think long and hard before you make that leap. Can you start applying from jobs via internet from where you are now? Do you have a friends address you can use to make it seem like you are already here? I would do that first before coming here with nothing. Just my 2 cents worth
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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Don't do it. The job market here is not that great and things can go bad very quick.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: north beach
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i came here one year ago with a big savings account to tide me over -- and it has... but a year later and still no job.... now mind you, if i wanted to make 8 bucks an hour i could probably have found SOMETHING - but i'm not willing to work at a servile job for that tiny amount of money. i made more than that 25 years ago!! A housekeeper position is likely to be easer to find than a professional job, so perhaps you'd be luckier looking for work in that sector.

since i knew the deal, i saved for several years before i moved, and came with quite a bit - but it's not gonna last me too much longer. so i'd advise if you DO come with no job, be prepared with a large savings account.

and yes, it would be a good idea to learn Spanish. it's not absolutely 'necessary', but it sure does increase your marketability.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Miami
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^^^Great Advice.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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If you can and have the time, get a job in a large chain hotel where you live which also has locations in Miami. Then when you're ready to move you would be able eligible to transfer. A lot of hotels will hire from within, even from other locations, before hiring from outside.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Honestly unless you are moving home to live somehwere for free like with family or your spouse or SO has a job you shouldn't move anywhere without a job.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Miami
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^^^Especially in this market.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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This is why Florida has turned into a cesspool, because people come here (with or without a job) running away from their problems thinking the sun will somehow "cure" all ailments, and just end up bringing all that crap down here with em.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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good luck
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