Hundreds of clients have found work using our step-by-step approaches. Give them a try yourself — they really work!Amanda Johnson, ESL instructor and career consultant
Finding a job is a challenge.
Especially if you are new to the United States and English is your second, third or even fourth language. Prepare for Work Now is uniquely qualified to help. While others may tell you what to do to get a job in the U.S., we show you how using a step-by-step approach. Founded by Amanda Johnson, the teacher of the popular Preparing for Work program at a college on the west coast of the United States, Prepare for Work Now has more than a decade of experience working with ESL job seekers — experience that we use to develop our popular video and workbook series.
We know what it’s like to search for work in another country.
Amanda herself was a new arrival to the U.S. 18 years ago. She found work the hard way, through trial and error, as she learned the new culture. With a background and professional training in human resources, Amanda merged her personal and professional experience into a new line of work: developing the Preparing for Work job search class for the region’s large ESL population at a local college. She’s been teaching the class ever since and has helped hundreds of ESL job seekers reach their goals and find employment.
Wanting to help more job seekers, Amanda created Prepare for Work NOW to bring what she’s learned in her classroom to a larger ESL audience. Prepare for Work Now’s job search video lessons and workbooks are like stepping into Amanda’s classroom — from anywhere in the world. Her techniques have helped hundreds of job applicants from around the globe find jobs in the U.S.
Put our videos and workbooks to work for you.
View our videos and workbooks, read job-search tips in our how-to-guide (link) and read our blog (link) to gain important information about job searching, interviewing and more. Connect with us through Facebook (link) for timely posts.
It is a joy to see my work come to life. There’s nothing better than when one of my clients or students tells me they got the job!Amanda Johnson, founder of Prepare for Work NOW
Amanda has a talent for helping people find jobs.
As the teacher of a highly popular “Preparing for Work” class at Bellevue College near Seattle, Washington, she has helped hundreds of people from around the world find work in the U.S.
Amanda knows firsthand what it’s like to search for work in another country. She was a new arrival to the U.S. 18 years ago when she moved with her family from the U.K. Amanda’s first job was doing volunteer work for the same college where she now teaches. With a background and professional training in human resources, it didn’t take long for the college to recognize Amanda’s skills and talents. They soon hired her to develop the “Preparing for Work” job skills class for the region’s large ESL population and she’s been teaching it ever since.
Gifted teacher with entrepreneurial spirit.
Amanda decided to bring the expertise she gained in over 15 years of teaching ESL job seekers in a local classroom, to a larger ESL audience. She launched her business, Prepare for Work NOW, and a series of job-search video lessons and workbooks, which are like stepping into Amanda’s classroom – from anywhere in the world. Amanda also writes a successful job skills blog (link) and is a popular guest speaker. Follow her on Facebook (link) where she regularly posts information about searching for jobs in the U.S.
Before launching Prepare for Work NOW, Amanda created Career Solutions Plus, where she delivers creative job-search workshops, consulting services and one-on-one help writing resumes and cover letters. Amanda has a proven track record for helping people to communicate their talents, skills and strengths. She has worked with a wide diversity of job seekers including professionals, parents, teenagers, college graduates, and immigrants learning the new culture of the American job market.
A trained professional.
Educated in the United Kingdom, Amanda earned her degree in Human Resources and Development through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.