4 Essential Tips for International students trying to get a job in the USA

TIP #1: Change you resume to apply for different companies

When applying online, DO NOT use the same resume to apply to all the jobs. The best thing to do is to read the qualifications or the requirement page that the employer has included and tweak the resume accordingly. Prepare a resume which has titles such as “Technical Skills”, “Professional Experience”, “Relevant Experience” and “Leadership Experience”.

Also, make sure your resume is one page long ONLY. (Only because the employer is just as lazy like you when it comes to reading)

TIP #2: Have Cover Letter

Contrary to popular beliefs, this is not at all “optional”. Spend those painful hours in order to include a cover letter while applying online. Make sure you include all the things that are stated by the employer on the requirement for that particular job. If you can, give it a bit of a personal touch or an attitude that could make you stand out from the rest.

TIP #3: Do not say that you are an International student

Yes, this is one of the major things that I have realized over a few years. To begin with, you do not want to give any chance to the employers to even think that it would require some additional work to keep you in the company’s workforce over the years. Tell them about your heritage and all only if they ask for it. Also, apply to all the companies regardless if they allow International students to work for them.

Tip #4: Have Fun

Life is all about this. Don’t overthink for a job and do not dwell upon missed opportunities. “Carpe Diem”

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