Finding an employer in the U.S. while being outside the U.S seems like an impossible mission. It is impossible if you don’t have the right mindset.
There are a few ways to work in the US while maintaining a legal status. The most common path is to enroll as a student, which allows you to work for minimum one year after you graduate. Another road most taken is to visit the US on a tourist visa, B-1 which is valid for 6 months and then file for a tourist visa extension, which is the B-2 for another 6 months. The B-1/B-2 extension Visa can further be converted to other visa types as well like the O-1, E-1, L-1, start-up Visa, or even the EB-1 depending on your credentials and the documents that you can show as evidence.
Here are a few tips to improve your CV
- If you see a job you like – Don’t give up until the job is yours. Do whatever it takes to make sure the potential employer/recruiter knows how determined you are.
- Be American – Write as an American and don’t be the tourist. This means: Be accurate, to the point, don’t look needy and don’t take No for an answer. A fast No is a beginning of a Yes. After you were rejected once, it’s just the beginning.
After you got rejected you can:
- Email the employer with 1-2 recommendation letters.
- Follow up and check if they got it
- Make sure your LinkedIn has some references as well. Add the recruiter/employer on LinkedIn and refer to your new LinkedIn references.
- Add a professional profile picture to your LinkedIn profile and avoid flashy backgrounds.
- Make your social profiles stand out and set privacy for any content you would want to hide from the recruiters.
- Still no answer? Write a 500-word article about the company and the position and how you can contribute. Use LinkedIn and Inmail it to the employer.
- You got an answer but the US Work Visa is the problem? In this case, you want to do the following:
- Master immigration law and know if you qualify or not. This article can help
- Shorten your CV. No one reads through long CVs anymore. Highlight your education and recent work experience. Highlight your academic and professional achievements
Students looking for professional assistance to find a US-based sponsor should take a look at the website US-Sponsor.com.
If you are a sponsor, you can also list your job opening/company on their website.
Every cloud has a silver lining!
So no matter what the political climate is, US-Sponsor and PassRight will assist you with getting and visa and finding a sponsor.
Are you still without a job offer? Still wanting to come to the USA?
When nothing else works, one of the best tactics is to work for free. Yes, work for free! You can volunteer. A few weeks of volunteering will show your potential employer just how dedicated you are.
If you are a student, you should also apply for internships which are offered with or without school credit. The experience you gain from the internship will have a positive impact on your full-time job applications.
Still being ignored? Go to visitor-visa.com and get your B-1 B-2 tourist visa. Arrive in the U.S and try to get a face to face with your potential employer.