How To Find a Job in the United States as a Foreigner

Me in New York City

Me in New York City

The United States is located in North America. The official language is English.

Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner.

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.

  • Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet.
  • Indeed: Big U.S. job search site.
  • Monster.com: Monster.com has been around since pretty much the dawn of the internet era.
  • Simply Hired: Yet another job search engine like the rest of them.
  • Career Builder: Another popular job search site in a crowded field.
  • USA Jobs: Work for Uncle Sam.
  • CraigslistA giant classifieds site. The king of kings.
  • Dice: The best site for tech jobs.
  • Randstad: Staffing services.

Other Websites and Blogs

  • Just LandedJust Landed has a good guide to finding a job in the US.
  • Jobs.ac.ukSeven tips for job hunting in the United States.
  • MashableTop 10 social sites for finding a job.
  • LifehackerThe 5 best online job search sites.
  • Expat ArrivalsA quick primer to working in the United States.

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

  • Michael PageAn international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
  • eFinancialCareersMy favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days.
  • Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.

There you have it. The best places to find jobs in the United States as a foreigner. For information on visas for the United States, be sure to check out my United States visa page. If you are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my post on the best online dating sites in the United States.

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