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Old Oct 8th 2012, 2:15 pm
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Hi, I have just finished an MSc and would like to move to the USA. I know that without experience that it is very unlikely, without working for a company in the UK with offices in America and eventually getting transferred over.

Despite this, I am still applying to jobs in the States alongside UK applications, just in case a company over there decides to give me a shot.

One application requirement that I saw for one position stated that they wanted my UK qualifications to be converted using the International Education Research Foundation, which costs $85. I was wondering if it would be beneficial to do this for US applications in general, (whether now or for when I have more experience under my belt), in case they assume that I have already done this/it makes it easier for them to assess my qualifications, or will it be only certain institutions that require this?

I apologise if this has been asked before, but the search box came up empty and I couldn't see any topics/FAQs mentioning this.

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Old Oct 8th 2012, 7:06 pm
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I was wondering if it would be beneficial to do this for US applications in general, (whether now or for when I have more experience under my belt), in case they assume that I have already done this/it makes it easier for them to assess my qualifications, or will it be only certain institutions that require this?
There are two major organizations in the US that assess education qualifications... IERF and WES. Some companies will want one, some will want the others. If you're serious about getting a job in the US, I respectfully suggest you get both... and include one or the other in any US job application.

Whether or not it'll ultimately be helpful to you, is hard to say... but, if nothing else, it will show someone that you had the foresight to think of it! Remember to get a bunch of photocopies of the original... and send the photocopies with your application. If you get to the interview process, take an original to show the interviewer.

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Old Oct 8th 2012, 8:28 pm
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Thanks for the info Ian, I was hoping the answer was going to be..cheaper - but, as you said, I guess it will show potential employers that I am taking this seriously.

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Waste of money doing it until you are asked for specifically, because they might have their own company they'd want you to use.

Anyway, realistically, unless you've got a fair bit of experience or niche skills, it's really a waste of time/money.
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