How to Get Hired On an H-1B Visa Sponsorship in the United States

How to Get Hired On an H-1B Visa Sponsorship in the United States

Overcome the challenge of seeking post-graduation employment in the U.S.
Standing Apart
Jérémy Chevallier
Aug 20, 2021 7:21 PM
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I speak with many foreign students who want to get hired in the U.S., and require sponsorship from their employer in the form of H-1B visas. They think that, by simply submitting their job application like everyone else, they’ll have a chance… but, unfortunately, they’re in an even tougher position than other job seekers.

To understand why, and how you can overcome this challenge as a foreign student seeking post-graduation employment in the U.S., you need to understand the purpose of the H-1B visa.

The purpose of the H-1B visa is to help employers fill positions when they can’t find adequate talent within the US workforce (e.g. US citizens).

The U.S. government created this visa to accommodate businesses that needed to hire specific people who were not residents or citizens of the country. They recognized that, sometimes, the person best suited for the job isn’t legally authorized to work in the U.S.

But, they gave employers a requirement:

In order to hire you, employers must justify why YOU are a better candidate than all the other job applicants who are U.S. citizens.

They can’t just choose you, they have to argue why they chose you. Therefore, it’s critical that you be able to convince companies of your unique abilities for doing the job you’re applying to. By making it easy for them to justify hiring YOU over the other candidates, you’re making it easy for their HR team to say “OK” to the H-1B. 😊

You can prove your worth & stand apart.

That’s why the programs & tools at Inspiring.Careers are a perfect fit for job-seekers who require H-1B sponsorship. They’re built to help you stand apart from other candidates, by proving your abilities beyond what a résumé/cover letter is capable of doing.

Check out what we’re doing and see what’s useful to you: