Finding work could be the first step towards a permanent residency in the U.S. Perhaps that’s why there is so much pressure associated with job hunting. Ignore all the myths you’ve heard about this topic, and focus on finding what’s right for you. Here is what you need to know when you start looking for a place to work.
Don’t expect a job offer in the first day. Depending on the type of job you are looking for, on your qualifications and other circumstances, you may have to be patient for weeks before you receive a sign from an employer. Even local resident could wait for 8 weeks or longer before finding a job.
You may have to take a lower position. This can be difficult to accept, but take into account that few companies bring outsiders to fill their top positions, much less if you are a non-U.S citizen. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but it won’t be easy either. Keep an open mind and don’t dismiss the possibility of working on a lower position or with a lower salary at first.
Salaries are influenced by location. Some industries have higher salaries than others but it usually depends on location, as well. Jobs in major cities pay better than the ones in small towns, but the cost of living also differs.
Things don’t work like home. American employers and the hiring process can be completely different from the ones in your home country. It’s important to be flexible and to adapt quickly to the local requirements in order to get a job. Increase your chances by providing a resume that conforms to American professional standards and also include a cover letter.
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