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Welcome to the Evisors Webinar
Visit us online at www.evisors.com
Landing Your First Job in the USA
featuring
Nikhil Bhara...
Landing Your First Job in the USA
I. About Nikhil
II. Experience with U.S. Immigration
III. Common Misconceptions
IV. 3 Ke...
About Nikhil
• Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ’10) and Dartmouth
College (A.B. in Economics ‘03)
• Analyst at Ci...
Experience with U.S. Immigration
• F1 Visa
• Optional Practical
Training (OPT)
• H1-B Visa
• Switched jobs while on
a H1-B...
Common Misconceptions
• No, you do not need a Green Card if you’re on a student visa
I need a Green Card to
work in the Un...
3 Key Steps Before You Begin Your Job Search
Visit your college’s International Office and setup a meeting
with an advisor...
Begin Your Job Search
• Evaluate your interests
• Identify industries / job functions that you’d like to explore
Map your ...
Concluding Thoughts
• Communicate your unique immigration needs to your
potential employers early. The sooner they underst...
Questions & Answers
Question 1:
When should you start completing the
required paperwork?
Hosted by:See the answer at eviso...
Questions & Answers
Question 2:
Were employers helpful in completing the
paperwork process?
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Questions & Answers
Question 3:
Did you have to go into the office or was the
application process primarily online?
Hosted...
Questions & Answers
Question 4:
What are some other helpful resources
regarding the visa process/job search?
Hosted by:See...
Questions & Answers
Question 5:
What was the most difficult part while going
through the application process?
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Thanks for Joining!
Book your session with Nikhil at
www.evisors.com/expert/249
View our past webinars at evisors.com/webi...
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Landing your First Job in the USA

  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Landing Your First Job in the USA featuring Nikhil Bharadwaj Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. Landing Your First Job in the USA I. About Nikhil II. Experience with U.S. Immigration III. Common Misconceptions IV. 3 Key Steps Before You Begin Your Job Search V. Begin Your Job Search VI. Concluding Thoughts VII.Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. About Nikhil • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ’10) and Dartmouth College (A.B. in Economics ‘03) • Analyst at Citigroup Global Markets 2003-2005 • Senior M&A Analyst at Evercore Partners 2005-2006 • Media Group Associate at The Carlyle Group 2006-2008 • Currently in Business Development at Bloomberg • Experience with U.S. Skilled Immigration Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. Experience with U.S. Immigration • F1 Visa • Optional Practical Training (OPT) • H1-B Visa • Switched jobs while on a H1-B Visa • Re-applied for a F1 Student Visa • Dartmouth College • Internship at Citigroup • Full-time job at Citigroup • Twice! • Attended Business School Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. Common Misconceptions • No, you do not need a Green Card if you’re on a student visa I need a Green Card to work in the United States I don’t need Work Authorization Work Authorization is Expensive I cannot work while I’m still in college • While you don’t need a Green Card you will definitely need work authorization • Getting work authorization requires filing a lot of paperwork but is usually not expensive • You can work part-time while still in college although there is a limit on the number of hours Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. 3 Key Steps Before You Begin Your Job Search Visit your college’s International Office and setup a meeting with an advisor. 1 Make an appointment with Career Services to learn about the resources they have to offer. 2 Begin to gather the necessary paperwork. This often is tedious and takes time. Start early. 3 Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  7. 7. Begin Your Job Search • Evaluate your interests • Identify industries / job functions that you’d like to explore Map your interests to potential jobs 1 • Read news, research, magazines about the industry • Develop a voracious appetite for information on the industry Research the industry (s) 2 • What makes you unique? Why should the company hire you? • Practice telling your story Develop your story 4 • Contact Alumni in the industry to learn more about potential roles, company’s needs, and recruiting process Reach out to Alumni 3 • Use industry specific webinars and other resources to build and refine your story Leverage Evisors! 5 Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  8. 8. Concluding Thoughts • Communicate your unique immigration needs to your potential employers early. The sooner they understand your needs, the easier it is for them to bring you on board • Maintain a line of communication with your college’s International Office and Career Services Communicate Early and Often • Don’t underestimate how long this will take • Not a huge deal if you’re working on OPT, but if you’re transitioning to a H1-B there are usually more requirements Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  9. 9. Questions & Answers Question 1: When should you start completing the required paperwork? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  10. 10. Questions & Answers Question 2: Were employers helpful in completing the paperwork process? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  11. 11. Questions & Answers Question 3: Did you have to go into the office or was the application process primarily online? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  12. 12. Questions & Answers Question 4: What are some other helpful resources regarding the visa process/job search? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  13. 13. Questions & Answers Question 5: What was the most difficult part while going through the application process? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13
  14. 14. Thanks for Joining! Book your session with Nikhil at www.evisors.com/expert/249 View our past webinars at evisors.com/webinars and follow us on Twitter @Evisors for updates on upcoming webinars. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/13

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