Ged Test Questions
Q: I met a German man last year and we have fallen in love. We are considering
marriage and the I-129F petition process. However, he is very reluctant to
move over to the US without a job lined-up and waiting for him. He is 34
years old and has training and experience as a wood technology
engineer/product manager for furniture. We would live in Washington state
to start. Does anyone have any words of encouragement for him regarding
finding a good job and being able to be a bread-winner for his new family?
What have been other's experiences with obtaining authorization to work and
a good job?
A:To obtain authorization to work, my best advice is for your fiance to enter through a "friendly" POE (see the list, read the k-1 FAQ). As far as job opportunities, I suggest that YOU see whether there are any businesses in your area which would be potential employers. With Washington State having trees/lumber as a major industry, are there any furniture manufacturers there? If so, that would seem like a good place to start. If you find some, then find out what qualifications they require, and whether they are hiring. We did have one poster to this group who had a trade that sounded similar to your fiance's, but he was unfortunately located in Southern IL, and he was not able to find employment in that area. How much education does your husband have? How literate is he in English? If necessary, he could have a lower-paying job and obtain more education after arriving. My now-husband and I offered his son the opportunity to enter on a k-2 (he's 20 yrs old) but I told Paulo (the son) that IF he entered he would have to obtain a GED (he has only a 10th grade education). My husband and paulo have both been attending GED classes for 3 months, and they are now scheduled to take the GED test next Monday (wish them luck!). For anyone who has limited education, I heartily suggest increasing the educational level, as it is often the ticket to better-paying jobs in the US. I note also that IF the immigrant spouse/child has good english skills, I othinko they would be able to pass the GED pretty quickly. Arnaldo and Paulo said that the main thing you have to learn is how to take a test, and that once you figure out how to "read" test questions, you should be able to pass ok. The questions on the GED test are ALL multiple choice except for an essay you have to write. That's not to say that your fiance would not be able to find a job in this country with his current educational level, but his opportunities MAY be limited, depending on what is available in your area and what the employers require. However, in my experience, Germans are pretty smart (I'm part German too..hehehe...) so if he is, remember that cream always rises to the top!
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