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7 Tips on getting a work visa for the US

San Antonio, TX –  The state of Texas has a strong economy and offers numerous job opportunities, which is why many foreign nationals are interested in starting a new career in this part of the US. Texas’s economy relies mostly on information technology, oil and natural gas, aerospace, defense, biomedical research, agriculture, and manufacturing. If you have the right qualifications, finding a job in San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas, is easier than you might think.

Immigration laws are very strict in the US, but the good news is that there are many types of employment visas available. Most of them will only allow you to come and work in the US for a limited period, but immigration visas are also available and you can move to Texas permanently. 

The process of obtaining an employment visa starts with finding a job in the US and an employer willing to sponsor you. Also, if you have any difficulties in the process you can always hire a seasoned immigration lawyer in San Antonio to help with the paperwork. How? 

Online, obviously. Modern technology allows you to look for a good job in Texas or talk to a lawyer from the comfort of your own home. The interview at the US consulate in your country is the only time you will have to get out of your house.

How to find a job in the US?

Here are some tips to help you:

Prepare your résumé

The Internet will help you again. Check out what an American-style résumé and cover letter look like. Use a spell-checker to make sure there are no English mistakes in your résumé. This will show a prospective employer that you know how to do your own research and won’t have trouble integrating in a US work environment. 

Showcase your accomplishments

To catch the eye of a San Antonio employer you need to list all your accomplishments, starting with your education. List your past employers and the positions you held with them. Focus on the work experience that is relevant to the job you’re applying for. An American employer doesn’t have time to waste reading about the odd jobs you had years ago. Be specific and truthful about your English language proficiency. If you took an English language test, like TOFEL, make sure to include that. If you didn’t, you should seriously consider taking one. 

Look for Texas employers in your industry

A simple Google search can give you access to various job search websites, like Monster or Indeed. Browse through the job listing to find something that suits you and don’t be afraid to apply for it. 

Set up a LinkedIn account

Most employers will want to check out your LinkedIn profile, which can double as a résumé. Put a link to it in your cover letter. 

Contact a recruiting agency

Many American employers rely on recruiting agencies, also known as headhunters. If you have an impressive professional experience, they can put your name in their database and this could land you a really good job.

Don’t fall for scammers

Americans have a saying: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t. If you find an employment agency that promises to get you a great job quickly, be very wary. If they ask you to pay an upfront fee, it’s probably a scam so stay away.

Look for lawyer

Once you start negotiating with a Texas employer, having a good lawyer can help speed the immigration process. Your employer will also have to deal with a lot of paperwork and if you let them know you have a lawyer in San Antonio they will be more inclined to hire you. 

 

If you are preparing to apply for a job in Texas,  get in touch with an experienced lawyer at the Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen in San Antonio and let them deal with all the paperwork involved. 

Contact info:

Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen

San Antonio, TX

206 East Locust Street

San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: (210) 769-3273

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