I am thinking of moving to NYC and giving it a go there. I'm from Europe. My country is eligible for a Visa waiver program, which means I can stay for 3 months in NYC as long as I buy a two way plane ticket. What I want to know is: once there, is is possible to find a job and get a work Visa to become legal? I have 3 months to do so.
I am single, 29 and work as a translator. Since I speak several languages I think it gives me a chance of finding a decent job, but working as a waiter in a cafe is fine too. I'd draw the line at washing dishes all day...
I just want to know if it is at all possible or if I should try and get a student Visa instead. I just don't feel like going through the hassle of being interviewed in the embassy, signing up for a course in NYC, paying tons of money and then not getting the papers.
I am particularly interested in non US people who want to share their experiences. I would probably stay in Brooklyn, since rent is cheaper and 500 dollar bedrooms are available. I keep checking the job ads here and there seems to be so many opportunities for writing related jobs - translation, editor, etc.
Thanks for your time and ignore typos! This is a rush thing!