Preparation: Before you begin

It takes just one great employer search, one great resume, and one great interview to find yourself in the perfect job. -- simplyOPT


Examine the list below and take an assessment of your current state of mind.  Make sure you are ready to put in the time and effort to get the job that is best for you.  

» Be positive -  A positive attitude is the most important attribute leading to success in all human endeavors.

» Be knowledgeable -  Know precisely what you want and how you intend to get there.  

» Be proactive - Take the initiative to manage your own career and don't let external factors alter your career path.

» Be persistent -  Keep your eye on the reward and don't stop until you get there.

Following the tips below will help you avoid many of the pitfalls experienced by international students seeking employment in the U.S.  

Understand the immigration rules
Avoid potential pitfalls and risks by understanding the immigration rules required for the work visa you want.  

Getting a job is your current job
Conduct your job search as though it is your current job.  Schedule your day by setting reasonable goals and objectives, and make an assertive effort to complete them each day.  The most proactive and persistent are more likely to be hired.  

Prepare a U.S. style Resume
Create your resume by making sure it includes all of the necessary information in a manner that is suitable for the U.S. job market.  Please refer to 'Resume Guidelines" under the Resources link on our site to learn how to create a compelling resume that meets U.S. legal and business guidelines.  Then use the Resume Builder on this site to create your resume.  


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