The United States has always been the land of opportunity. Many foreigners have achieved success here, and many more are poised to do so as well. Still, because the U.S. is such a large country with so many opportunities, it can be confusing to navigate for immigrants and nonimmigrants alike. This article will help you learn about the best way to find a job in America so you can get started on your journey of making your American dream come true!
Get a visa to work in the US
To work in the United States, you need to first obtain a visa that is specific to your job. There are several different types of visas and they may have different requirements based on the type of employment, industry or company you will be working for.
You can find out which visas are available by visiting the U.S Department of State website [visa-info].
Research companies and industries
The most important thing you can do to get a job in the US as a foreigner is to know exactly what kind of company and industry you want to work for. You need to research companies, industries, cities and job roles.
You should also research the following:
- Job title
- Job description (or responsibilities)
- Job requirements (qualifications)
Make your resume stand out
A resume is your first chance to make an impression. Make sure it’s up-to-date and consistent with the job description:
- Use keywords from the job description in your resume. For example, if a company says they want someone who can “build rapport,” you should use that phrase on your resume (even if it isn’t one of your skills).
- Write a cover letter. A cover letter is a short explanation of why you’re applying for this particular job and what makes you qualified for it. It’s optional but will help boost your chances of getting an interview if done correctly.
- Use an easy-to-read format—like bullet points—and have someone else proofread it for errors. Spell checkers miss mistakes all the time!
Look for jobs on online job boards and company websites
You can find jobs on online job boards, like Indeed and Glassdoor. You can also look for jobs on company websites, LinkedIn and Monster.
There are many other job search engines that allow you to search by your location and the type of industry you are interested in.
Apply for jobs on USAJOBS
To get a job in the US, you will first need to create an account on USAJOBS, which is the federal website where most government jobs are advertised.
When you have registered, you can use their search tool to find jobs that match your skills and interests. If there are no suitable opportunities listed in your field of expertise, it’s time to start looking at other sites like LinkedIn or Indeed for job opportunities.
Once you’ve found a position that seems like a good fit for you and has been posted by an employer with whom you’d like to work for (or at least be interviewed by), it’s time to apply! First send them your resume and cover letter if they require one; some will accept just resumes while others prefer cover letters along with resumes but not both at once. After submitting these documents electronically through USAJOBS’ system (you’ll likely receive confirmation once finished), follow up with phone calls or emails asking whether they received anything from applicants yet so far during this process–this shows initiative on behalf of potential new hires which may come across favorably when compared against other candidates who haven’t made such efforts yet arrived at this point themselves.”
The American dream is alive and well.
The American dream is alive and well. What exactly is this American dream? It’s a dream of equality, opportunity, prosperity and freedom. The American dream is also a dream of justice, success and prosperity.
In this article I will tell you how to get a job in the US as a foreigner.
Moving to another state is a big decision. It can be scary, and it’s certainly not for everyone. But if you’re sure this is what you want, we hope our guide will help you get there!