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Old Aug 30th 2009, 9:23 pm
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Obviously Im British. Am looking to move to the US and have a 2 degrees (under and post grad), relevant certifications and experience in my line of work (IT consultant). Ive had a look around this site and have read somewhere that applying for jobs on the net is pretty much useless as the recruiters in the US dont pay much attention to applicants from outside of the US.

I have also tried looking for jobs on the net and there is not much out in Arizona, where I actually want to move to. I am sure its not because there are no jobs out there ... but maybe I am just going about this all the wrong way, as the process may differ.

Can anyone please advise ?

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The IT field is very competitive. Just thought I'd say that sorry I can't be of any help
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Old Aug 30th 2009, 9:41 pm
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The IT field is very competitive. Just thought I'd say that sorry I can't be of any help
I knew someone would come back with that My line of work is more specialised, being in IT 'Security' ... rather than just it support or development etc (which are dime a dozen, no secrets there).
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Obviously Im British. Am looking to move to the US and have a 2 degrees (under and post grad), relevant certifications and experience in my line of work (IT consultant). Ive had a look around this site and have read somewhere that applying for jobs on the net is pretty much useless as the recruiters in the US dont pay much attention to applicants from outside of the US.

I have also tried looking for jobs on the net and there is not much out in Arizona, where I actually want to move to. I am sure its not because there are no jobs out there ... but maybe I am just going about this all the wrong way, as the process may differ.

Can anyone please advise ?

Thanks

Have you considered visa options?

What is your research on that....
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Have you considered visa options?

What is your research on that....
well, having read this ... http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulask...ork_in_the_USA

Looks like a H1B Visa to me ... nothing else seems to be relevant.

But yeh, Im concentrating on applying for jobs first ... thats whats most important as nothing else will come without that!
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well, having read this ... http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulask...ork_in_the_USA

Looks like a H1B Visa to me ... nothing else seems to be relevant.

But yeh, Im concentrating on applying for jobs first ... thats whats most important as nothing else will come without that!
Cheers,

As long as you know visa categories, which one you fit in and are vary of the competition around. Thought about working for a multi national in the hope of a move? Just so as to open other avenues...
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Cheers,

As long as you know visa categories, which one you fit in and are vary of the competition around. Thought about working for a multi national in the hope of a move? Just so as to open other avenues...
Multinational would be the best bet, and im confident as I have the right quals and experience. I am just having trouble finding who I need to contact and how to just get my foot in the door. CV (Resume) is all up to date ... just need to send it out to someone !
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I gather he meant join a multinational in the UK first, then apply for intra-company transfer (L1 visa) to the US.
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I gather he meant join a multinational in the UK first, then apply for intra-company transfer (L1 visa) to the US.
I would rather just apply direct _if I can_
Joining a multinational will not have any guarantee I can move internally .... especially into Arizona which is what I want to do.
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I would rather just apply direct _if I can_
Joining a multinational will not have any guarantee I can move internally .... especially into Arizona which is what I want to do.
Bless...

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I would rather just apply direct _if I can_
Joining a multinational will not have any guarantee I can move internally .... especially into Arizona which is what I want to do.
No guarantee on H1B either mate. Do you know how many applications for H1B get submitted every year and I am talking about when the economy is healthy? And do you know currently how many GC/USC’s are unemployed. I don’t mean to be rude…..

Actually, you plan might work as well so don’t get me wrong. But there is no guarantee when it comes to any kinds of VISA to US. Mind you, employer will have to spend thousands of $ to get your visa through. You are right in one area though, assuming you have the super skills this year may be the best to get H1B and I am not saying it’s safe i.e. your company will be fine but purely from numerical view it has never been easier in getting H1B. Finding a sponsor has been tougher than ever before though…….
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I have also tried looking for jobs on the net and there is not much out in Arizona,
Intel.
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Check out dice.com and theladders.com.

You're up against some steep competition in IT as many of the current H1-B visa holders come from the top programs in China and India, and do all that is in their power to push their classmates and former colleagues into jobs in this space. Kind of an old boys network helping them through the process.

Much of the new spending on cybersecurity now is government-related, with areas like Maryland (Annapolis / Fort Meade) seeing massive growth in new high tech security companies. However, these type of jobs would require government security clearance, which you will not be able to obtain (long story).
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Intel.
Spoilsport!

Actually, we're too thick in Phoenix to attract much in the way of IT talent.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/...n-phoenix.html
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I would rather just apply direct _if I can_
Joining a multinational will not have any guarantee I can move internally .... especially into Arizona which is what I want to do.
just marry her.
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