What is really important to you?
One of the biggest intellectual hang-ups in networking for any purpose (job, admission into a college, finding [...]
Those who have read my blog or have heard me speak know that I tend to rant against the "apply online and hope" approach to a job search. Along [...]
I was giving a presentation at Purdue Krannert earlier this week and met a student who is studying entrepreneurship. He approached me at the end of [...]
Are your contacts not responding?
What to do if you don't hear back...
Let's say that you've been reaching out to people for informational [...]
Are you making any of these bad follow up mistakes?
There are lots of good ways to follow up with your contacts to deepen your relationships with [...]
Following up: How?
I’ve been meaning to create this blog article for years. My apologies to any international student whose graduation has come [...]
The visible and unhidden job markets don't mix!
International students get themselves into trouble when they adopt tactics for penetrating the [...]
If I were an international student and I wanted to work in the United States, I would do whatever it took to get some professional experience and [...]
Don't try to network into a job posting. It doesn't work.
Students often mistakenly try to network into a job posting they see online. For [...]
What if I offer to pay for my H-1B?
Well, you can offer to pay for your H-1B... but it's not going to help unless you've first demonstrated the value[...]
In my experience, every international student hoping to secure an H1B immediately targets the big brand employers that define the image of American [...]
Looking for H-1B visa sponsors? Don't do this...
Lots of international students looking for H-1B visa sponsors waste lots of time doing the wrong [...]
If I were an international student hoping for U.S. employment, I'd be wondering "What does the Obama executive order on immigration mean for [...]
The hardest part of networking for a job is figuring out how to follow up. It's not easy to meet new people and initiate relationships; and once [...]
Yes, resumes matter. But not nearly as much as you think
About a year into my first job out of college, when I started realizing that I didn't want [...]
For international students who have been in the U.S. for a while already, this question may seem a little basic. But it's important for anyone [...]
I checked out my book's page on Amazon.com yesterday. Book reviews can provide me with valuable feedback, and I always like to see how the book is[...]
I've written in a previous post about ways to find professional contacts for informational interviews (or any other purpose, like inviting to an [...]
Anyone who has done sales before will be able to relate to the mixed blessing of being invited to respond to an RFP (request for proposal). An RFP [...]
Most international students don't know how to work a career fair. Do you?
Every school's career services office works hard to put together a strong[...]
At most of my presentations, students ask me how they can find professional contacts in order to put the Power Ties system into practice and find a [...]
Whenever I give a presentation on my book, Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, I mention at the [...]
I had a chat with a former international student last night about his successful path to getting H1B visa sponsorship. Like many international [...]
I'm frequently asked whether it's ok to conduct an informational interview by phone. It's always best to have a face to face meeting; that's [...]
"Why won't career services get out there and bring more companies to campus?", "Where are the H1B recruiters?" or "Why doesn't career services [...]
I'm going to begin this post by saying (as I probably too often do), that I'm not a lawyer. Everyone in the U.S. is afraid of being sued, and I'm no[...]
Applying to jobs online is not a good use of time for a serious job seeker. One of the reasons for this is because application deadlines for online[...]
This post is written for all of the people coming to the US to study this coming Fall. If you want to work in the US after graduation, you [...]
International students get very excited about H1B sponsorship lists - or lists of companies who have sponsored H1B visas in the past. These lists [...]
International students always want to know when the best time is to reveal that they require H1B visa sponsorship. The most important thing to [...]
I was giving a presentation at Baruch College in New York City last Friday. And as I typically do in all my presentations, I made the point that [...]
The interview follow up always gives people fits. And in my opinion, it's harder than actually setting up the first meeting. The reason why it's [...]
When I'm presenting on campus, I get this question about employment visas all the time from international students (and sometimes from career [...]
International students always ask me how they can follow up with contacts they've made. I tell them that following up is actually more challenging [...]
Have you ever wondered why you never hear back when you apply to a job online? This "Black Hole" effect is the eternal frustration of online job [...]
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