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Old 03-04-2012, 02:27 AM
 
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I am severely unemployed with 1 and half degrees. I have a degree in Communications + 3 years working for the university radio station as drive time presenter. I have now started a MAsters in Environmental studies, of which I've done 50%. I have worked as a public school science educator, performing shows to over 25,000 children. I have charm and very articulate oral presentation skills, and yet I am still quite shy of finding that full time career.

I am from Australia and have decided to take a crack at employment in the USA as Sydney is a very competitive and tight city to get communication jobs. What states specialise in Environmental negotiations/communications? What jobs would be good for someone with good oral skills and an energetic charisma?

I am out of ideas, hope you have some to spare in these dire times!

Cheers and thanks for hearing me out
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:13 AM
 
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i don't know anything about the specific areas mentioned, but for people skill jobs.... try SALES.

salesmen make more than almost anybody. and they have for quite some time. You need a good personality, a bit of competitiveness, and a drive for success and willingness to learn.

my last office job, the sales people (who were VERY good at what they do), made up to 1-2 million bucks per year. no lie.

car salesmen don't even need a college degree and can make 80-100k+
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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I am severely unemployed with 1 and half degrees. I have a degree in Communications + 3 years working for the university radio station as drive time presenter. I have now started a MAsters in Environmental studies, of which I've done 50%. I have worked as a public school science educator, performing shows to over 25,000 children. I have charm and very articulate oral presentation skills, and yet I am still quite shy of finding that full time career.

I am from Australia and have decided to take a crack at employment in the USA as Sydney is a very competitive and tight city to get communication jobs. What states specialise in Environmental negotiations/communications? What jobs would be good for someone with good oral skills and an energetic charisma?

I am out of ideas, hope you have some to spare in these dire times!

Cheers and thanks for hearing me out
I think you're going to be a huge success in this country. People love Australian accents here and as dumb as that sounds that will get you in many doors.

I'm sure there are many people on this forum that can give you better, specific advice but I just had to throw that in here
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Environmental is a great field for future growth and job security. I would look at urban coastal areas where there are issues related to protection of fish.
Seattle is one where there is much going on with Salmon, surfacewater management being an expensive cost. Public agencies continue to need more environmental expertise, and attorneys fighting regulations for corporate clients need expert help.

I would expect Portland, Oregon and much of California to have the same needs, and probably similar issues are happening on east coast and southern areas where rivers meet the oceans. We recently had an environmental intern do a six month study on renewable energy with presentations, and he ended up getting a permanent job with an oil company. They too need environmental experts to interpret and meet regulations, most of them are in Alaska and Texas, but also other areas like Wyoming.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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as Sydney is a very competitive and tight city to get communication jobs.
Do you really think the job market is wide open in the US? Why would an employer hire you and have to spend the money to fly you in on very expensive plane tickets for interviews and then sponsor you when there are thousands of people in the same field looking for work? What do you have that they don't have?
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:12 AM
 
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Do you really think the job market is wide open in the US? Why would an employer hire you and have to spend the money to fly you in on very expensive plane tickets for interviews and then sponsor you when there are thousands of people in the same field looking for work? What do you have that they don't have?
There are definitely more environmental organisations in the USA compared to Australia. Infact, I would say currently Sydney is lacking in the environmental movement, where as I am finding a lot of internship openings and graduate level jobs in the USA. Only a few of the companies specify they are open to US citizens only.

Also I'll already be in the states working over the summer, so there's no need for expensive plane tickets
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