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The Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Job in the United States as a Foreigner

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Finding a job is the first step for anyone wishing to enter the United States. Next, you will need to obtain a visa sponsor. After that, you will be ready to move to the United States.

Arriving in the United States on a work visa does not guarantee that you will become wealthy or that you will stay in the country for the rest of your life. You may not like it, and if your profile and expectations don’t fit this market, it won’t happen. I apologize for disappointing you.

If you refuse to accept reality and change your expectations, you are left with your own choices. It is up to you to make the final decision. It’s not because I’m lucky, it’s because I re-evaluated my expectations and embraced the truth. That’s all there is to it.

As it stands, you have to fit the mold or you will be kicked out. Now, let me tell you how to find work in the United States!

What Kind of Work Am I Looking For?

It is great if you already know what job you want in the United States. You already know what to look for and what type of job you want to apply for. Don’t tell me you are willing to do anything to go to the U.S. if you don’t have a plan yet.

You should focus on what you like to do and what skills you have. What skills do you have? What kind of job do you want? Which of these skills do you need to strengthen?

How to Find a Job in the United States After a Career Change:

To reach your ultimate goal, you must first determine the path you want to take. Keep in mind your ambitions and aspirations for your future and career. Setting academic and professional goals may be necessary for you to build on your knowledge and talents.

What Would Be The Ideal Visa For Me?

The ideal visa for you depends on a number of factors, including your position and profile (nationality, length of stay, industry, skills, etc.)

Graduation:

It may be easier to get a visa if you have more than five years of experience OR an advanced high school diploma.

It also depends on your area of expertise and the company you work for! You may be granted a particular visa based on these factors.

Give as accurate an answer as possible and don’t lie! Try to be as unbiased as possible! Before you declare your triumph, keep in mind that it may not be easy.

Is my diploma accepted in the United States?

In some situations, your country’s diploma will suffice, in others it will not. You will need an equivalency diploma or another diploma for certain professions, such as doctors, health specialists, etc.

Equivalency is not enough if you are a doctor or specialist. You will also need an equivalent degree if you want to work in a pharmacy in the United States. You will also need a license in the state where you want to work if you want to be a real estate agent.

An authentic English translation will be required when you apply for your visa and your diplomas. So this is the fun part of your job search: finding a job!

Contact Potential Employers!

When you are looking for a job, making contact with an employer can be difficult. As a reminder, before you begin your job search in the United States, you should

make sure that your degree qualifies you to work in the United States
know exactly what job you want
have a great resume, an Internet presence, and plenty of referrals.
Here are four techniques to use once you have everything you need to start your job search:

Apply to Jobs

If you don’t use it correctly, it can be a huge waste of time. In the United States, only one in sixteen companies hire foreign workers and sponsor them for visas.

Each year, more than 100 million people look for work in the United States. The average company will receive 250 applications for each job opening.

When you apply for a job available on generalist job boards, you are competing with other people, including locals who already have work permits.

Unsolicited Application

Remember that in the United States, 80% of job openings are never advertised on job boards. You have the advantage of not having direct competition! So I suggest that you send out clever, unsolicited applications to avoid wasting your time. To do this effectively, follow these steps:

Recruiters will send you Linkedin connection requests, which you will need to approve.
If a company is listed on USA Sponsor, they are based in the US and offer sponsorships! You should now use Linkedin to search for the visa you qualify for and check if it is still available.
You can contact this person and ask if they have any openings in the US. If you can’t find any recruiting firms in the U.S. that offer the type of visa you qualify for, simply keep your LinkedIn profile updated and improve it to attract other recruiters.

Using Your Connections

Networking starts with a mindset and willingness to learn, explore and be open to whatever comes your way. Networking involves meeting people you already know who can attest to your past accomplishments and suggest you to others. They may even be able to help you get an interview for a foreigner-only job in the United States.

Especially in American society, networking is a crucial element.

Take a Direct Approach

This is usually the strategy you are least familiar with. The direct approach is based on the same principle as networking: engage internal connections directly. Identifying and contacting people within your industry and target companies is a good technique. They can provide you with specific details about the recruiting process as well as the working conditions in the company.

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