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Lorenz Arvin Santos
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Hi i am from the Philippines, I graduated in college with a bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, after i graduate I immediately look for a job, unfortunately i only got office type of work because the competition in the Philippines is really thight for hotel/restaurant industry. i have 5 months experience in Customer service (2 jobs combined) and a 6 months experience in an insurance company which is my recent work. I only resigned to my previous work because my petition to go to U.S.A has been finished

Now that i am here in Palmdale, CA it really makes me stressful to look for a Job, even in restaurants even the small ones I also applied because im not that picky and i know it doesn't work here. I've been here since Feb 4 2017 and im really getting frustrated because no one ever calls me back tho i already presented my self physically in the restaurant and company that i applied for and they also got my resume too.

My question is, what else should I do? :(

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...The God Family granted the Blessing of being able to come to America...give Glory to Them by showing AWE & HONOR ( Fear of the Lord, Jesus ), and place Them First in your life...according to MATTHEW 6 : 33, then Everything else Will be Given to you....according to Their Will & Perfect Time....if all ' humanly ' options fail...with God all is Possible...

...The God Family granted the Blessing of being able to come to America...give Glory to Them by showing AWE & HONOR ( Fear of the Lord, Jesus ), and place Them First in your life...according to MATTHEW 6 : 33, then Everything else Will be Given to you....according to Their Will & Perfect Time....if all ' humanly ' options fail...with God all is Possible...

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philip brockman

Lorenz, this is a difficult time for many American's and migrant workers, as industries continue to cut back on payroll expenses to maintain profit margins. If your degree is in Hospitality, then apply with every major chain (Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, etc.), because these are the people who make 'turn-over' decisions easily and quickly. Continue applying throughout CA as well, even the smaller ones (Days Inn, Holiday Inn, etc.), and be prepared to start as a night auditor (desk agent). The main thing for you to do is, NOT to give up. You sound satisfied with your education and preparedness, so there really isn't anything standing in your way, except the other 20 M of us unemployed. All jobs lead to upper levels of satisfaction, and I'm thinking that if you make yourself clear regarding this, that entry level is what you are expecting, then there should not be much more difficulty for you. Except the Palmdale thing. Not much out there but sand. You have Apple Valley to your south and east. Barstow and Las Vegas even farther east. And still 49 other states to remit to. Good Luck. Respectfully, Philip M Brockman P.S. And do not omit Hawaii, as the many islands there are always in need of replacing their 'college student' employees when they, in turn, graduate. The Marriott's were just recruiting for the Bahama's, I read earlier this month. Being an island person, you have a distinct advantage over us pale white skinned applicants. And even more so, you have adventure written all over your face. Few can make the adjustments you've already had to make. Know you will benefit them, and they will read that in you as well. PMB

Lorenz, this is a difficult time for many American's and migrant workers, as industries continue to cut back on payroll expenses to maintain profit margins. If your degree is in Hospitality, then apply with every major chain (Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, etc.), because these are the people who make 'turn-over' decisions easily and quickly. Continue applying throughout CA as well, even the smaller ones (Days Inn, Holiday Inn, etc.), and be prepared to start as a night auditor (desk agent). The main thing for you to do is, NOT to give up. You sound satisfied with your education and preparedness, so there really isn't anything standing in your way, except the other 20 M of us unemployed. All jobs lead to upper levels of satisfaction, and I'm thinking that if you make yourself clear regarding this, that entry level is what you are expecting, then there should not be much more difficulty for you. Except the Palmdale thing. Not much out there but sand. You have Apple Valley to your south and east. Barstow and Las Vegas even farther east. And still 49 other states to remit to. Good Luck. Respectfully, Philip M Brockman P.S. And do not omit Hawaii, as the many islands there are always in need of replacing their 'college student' employees when they, in turn, graduate. The Marriott's were just recruiting for the Bahama's, I read earlier this month. Being an island person, you have a distinct advantage over us pale white skinned applicants. And even more so, you have adventure written all over your face. Few can make the adjustments you've already had to make. Know you will benefit them, and they will read that in you as well. PMB

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Chris Duncan

Here is a suggestion for you that may at least help out temporarily. When I worked in Customer Service for a company called MCI - 20 something years ago - we hired agents to assist customers in their native languages. I'm not sure if many customer service companies do this now since I have been out of it for so long, but you may want to look into that realm. Do you speak Tagalog by change? If I remember right, that is the native language of the Philippines. There may not be a LOT of call for that any more since it's probably not as prevalent as Spanish or French, but it may be something you can use to your advantage. You could offer something that is unique, and could come in handy in certain instances.

Here is a suggestion for you that may at least help out temporarily. When I worked in Customer Service for a company called MCI - 20 something years ago - we hired agents to assist customers in their native languages. I'm not sure if many customer service companies do this now since I have been out of it for so long, but you may want to look into that realm. Do you speak Tagalog by change? If I remember right, that is the native language of the Philippines. There may not be a LOT of call for that any more since it's probably not as prevalent as Spanish or French, but it may be something you can use to your advantage. You could offer something that is unique, and could come in handy in certain instances.

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