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Living and working in America: a survival handbook

Author: Hampshire, David Publisher: Survival Books, 2008.Edition: 7th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 406 p. : Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781905303432Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
Reference Section - Career
Print ZC100.4 .H36 2008
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900200135
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Living and Working in America Contents 1. FINDING A JOB Job Market Government Employment Services Private Employment Agencies Training and Work Experience Working Women Job Hunting Résumés and Interviews Salary Self-Employment and Starting a Business Illegal Working Language 2. EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Discrimination Employment Contract General Terms Medical Examination Place of Work Salary and Perks Working Hours Holidays and Leave Benefits Insurance Other Terms 3. PERMITS and VISAS Visa Waiver Program Non-Immigrant Visas Immigrant Visas 4. ARRIVAL Arrival-Departure Record Citizenship and Immigration Services Exclusion Customs Registration Finding Help Checklists 17 17 20 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 28 29 33 33 34 35 35 36 36 37 39 42 44 45 51 52 53 67 73 73 74 76 77 81 82 83 5. ACCOMMODATION Temporary Accommodation Relocation Services Rented Accommodation Buying Property Moving House Utilities 6. POSTAL SERVICES Business Hours Letters and Parcels Valuables and Important Documents 7. TELEPHONE SERVICES Installation and Registration Using The Telephone Toll-Free Numbers Premium Rate Numbers Custom and Optional Services Charges Directories Mobile Phones Telegrams, Fax and Internet Emergency Numbers Public Service Numbers 8. TELEVISION and RADIO Standards Stations and Programmes Cable Television Satellite Television Video and DVD Radio BBC 9. EDUCATION State Schools Private Schools International Schools Summer Camp Higher Education Language Schools 87 88 89 89 92 92 93 99 100 100 106 109 109 110 113 113 114 115 117 118 119 120 121 123 124 124 127 129 129 130 131 133 135 144 146 147 148 153 10. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Trains Buses Taxis Airline Services 11. MOTORING Vehicle Registration Road Tax Safety and Emissions Tests Car Hire Buying a Car Driving Licence Car Insurance American Roads Speed Limits General Road Rules Motorcycles Seat Belts American Drivers Drinking and Driving Traffic Police Car Theft Parking Fuel Motoring Organisations 12. HEALTH Emergencies Doctors Medicines Hospitals and Clinics Childbirth and Abortion Dentists Opticians Smoking Sexually Transmitted Diseases Death 13. INSURANCE Insurance Companies and Brokers Insurance Contracts Social Security Pensions Health Insurance Household Insurance Liability Insurance Car Insurance Life Assurance 157 158 163 166 167 173 175 176 176 176 179 183 185 188 191 193 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 207 209 210 213 214 216 218 219 219 220 220 223 223 224 225 232 236 242 244 245 245 14. FINANCE US Currency Credit Rating Banks Mortgages Income Tax Property Tax Capital Gains Tax Estate and Gift Tax Cost Of Living 15. LEISURE Tourist Information Camping and Caravanning Amusement Parks Museums and Art Galleries Parks, Gardens and Zoos Cinemas Theatres Popular Music Classical Music, Opera and Ballet Nightlife Gambling Bars Eating Out 16. SPORTS American Sports Aerial Sports American Football Baseball Basketball Cycling Fishing Golf Gymnasiums and Health Clubs Hiking Hunting Ice Hockey Jogging and Running Motorsports Racket Sports Skiing Soccer Swimming Watersports 247 248 249 250 258 259 269 269 270 271 273 274 275 276 277 278 281 282 284 284 286 287 289 292 297 298 300 300 303 303 302 304 306 307 307 308 309 310 310 311 312 314 315 316 17. SHOPPING Sales Tax Shopping Hours Malls and Markets Department and Chain Stores Supermarkets and Food Shops Alcohol Clothes Newspapers, Magazines and Books Furniture Household Goods Sales, Discounts and Factory Outlets Mail-Order and Internet Shopping Duty-Free Allowances Receipts and Warranties Consumers' Organisations 18. ODDS and ENDS American Citizenship Climate Crime Geography Government Legal System Marriage and Divorce Military Service Pets Police Population Religion Social Customs Time Zones Tipping Toilets 19. THE AMERICANS 20. MOVING HOUSE OR LEAVING AMERICA Moving House Leaving America 319 321 323 323 324 325 327 329 330 332 333 333 334 337 339 340 343 343 344 345 347 348 352 355 356 357 359 360 361 363 365 366 368 371 379 379 380 APPENDICES Appendix A: Further Information Appendix B: Further Reading Appendix C: Useful Websites Appendix D: Weights and Measures INDEX 383 383 388 391 394 399

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