Gaining employment in the United States has long been a goal for individuals from around the world. Many even call it the American Dream. But for some, getting a job in the United States is easier said than done. With several Americans struggling to find viable work due to an ever-changing economy, it can prove difficult for a foreigner to secure a job to make a living off of.
Even so, there are ways — more importantly, there is a process of gaining and securing employment in the United States if you don’t live there. Here is the easiest (step-by-step) way to do that.
1. See if your current employer has USA ties
Perhaps you work for a global company that has employees or even clients in the United States. If so, and you have established a good working track record with your employer, you could ask if you move your office overseas.
Your employer could and should then apply for a work visa on your behalf. If not, if you show that you earn a substantial enough income, then you should be able to easily qualify for one.
2. Work remotely
If you have skills that allow you to work remotely, this is probably the simplest way to gain employment in the US. Maybe you want to keep your current clients while expanding connections in the United States. Living in the United States will ensure you are in close proximity to potential clients if meetings in person are required.
And if things don’t work out quite as you expected, you can always move your work back home with little to no harm is done.
3. Connect with family
If you have family members who live in the United States, this might be a ticket to finding employment. In fact, if you have a family member who is a citizen, he may be able to sponsor you for a green card and even allow you to stay in his home for a while.
And once you have a green card and can establish residency, you can begin applying for jobs in your new community.