She needed a job so she started soliciting for work 

The verb 'solliciteren' in Dutch means ‘to apply', in the sense of ‘to send a written application’, for example, for a job. In English, the verb ‘to solicit’ literally means ‘to petition’, or ‘to request’, which is why we call lawyers ‘solicitors’, that is, someone who petitions on someone else’s behalf. However, in common parlance, ‘to solicit’ means ‘to offer sexual favours in return for money’, in Dutch: ‘tippelen’