How to get a job in the USA if you are from India

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Despite the failing USA economy, many people still strive to live the American dream. For some, it is the free culture of the USA that attracts them. For others, it is the money and a comfortable lifestyle which is the motivating factor. However, with high rate of unemployment in the US, and mounting pressure on the economy, it is getting increasingly difficult to get a job 
   
It is important that you have done your homework right before you apply for a job in the US. Here is what you need to know in order to work in USA:
   

Professional qualification is important

With high rate of unemployment , companies are only hiring skilled people from abroad. You need to have a professional degree in order to work in the US. Usually, people in the technology field are hired by companies to work in the US. The medical field is quite popular too. However, if you have a medical degree from India, you have to appear for an examination in USA in order to be qualified to work there. The US does not recognize an Indian medical degree.
    

Find an employer who is ready to sponsor you

In order to work in the US, you need a H1 B visa or a green card. You get a H1 B visa only if you can find a sponsor. Usually, sponsorship of an employer works the best. In order to find an employer who is ready to sponsor your work visa, you have to put in hard work.
   
Online job portals such as Monster are a good place to look for prospective employers in abroad. In order to get selected by a US employer, you have to make sure you sell your skills. That’s where the importance of a resume comes into picture.
   
Your resume needs to pin-point your skillset and achievement precisely. It needs to be written very well. If a US employer likes your resume, an interview would be conducted over the phone, or even on Skype.
Phone interviews can be a little tricky, and even trickier are interviews on Skype. Most times, candidates fail to portray a professional picture. In order to do well in your Skype or phone interview, it is important that you fix a suitable time for the interview.
   
Fix a time when you are likely to face the least amount of disturbance.
 

Marry someone

If you can’t find a sponsor for your work visa, an alternative is to marry a US citizen. If you marry a legal USA citizen, you are entitled to a green card. Of course, there are riders attached. The rules have especially become more strict after the 9/11 attacks. Getting a green card  can be a lengthy process.
   
Moreover, a lot of scams have been unearthed in the past where candidates were promised a green card in the US. Beware of such scams.

10 comments

Unknown September 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM

other than monster no other medium is there to get job in usa

P.M. Dayanand Rao September 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

There is no need for Indians to work in U.S.A..... There are very good & great opportunities available here for good professionals ...:/ Moreover there will always be a satisfaction working in our own motherland and thus trying to making some changes at grass root levels......

P.M. Dayanand Rao September 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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P.M. Dayanand Rao September 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Anyways, thank you for this nice article and trying to make us aware about U.S. working policies......!

Anonymous

There are lots of oppurtunity for those who wants to Work in the USA.

Tesha January 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I am a qualified accountant (CA) and passed CPA from usa. I am interested to work in USA. Not sure how to get sponsorship. I am in BPO/KPO segment. Can someone help to find sponsorship?

Anonymous

i dont have sponser in us and am a pro make up artist and i dont know how to find a sponsor ..help me to get in touch with some one into this field .

vivek rajora February 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Is there any opportunities for MBA. Freshers in USA

Anonymous

Hi u pls one chance give me any one I am going to USA I love us mera sapna hai us jaane kaa I hope u pls my request will u complete pls don't west a my time mujhe dekho main kya hu look for me my mind is big mind as your wish sir

Amit Singh April 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Hello friends , Myself Amit Singh working as a Team leader in an Automobile sales company looking for a Sponsor to work in U.S.A my contact no is 9231466807 From Kolkata India.

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