You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in the US. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in the US.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in the US. American residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to the US without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in the US and on how to get a work permit for the US.
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How to get a job in the USA?
The first step in getting a job in the US is to find a job in the US. Find out where to look for work in the US in the sections below.
Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of the US.
In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in the US already.
Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get you a work permit or a work visa.
You can also find a work visa scheme so you can come to the US without a job offer first.
First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to find a job in the USA?
You can find a job in the US by searching online for job opportunities in the US. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.
Job websites in the US
Many job websites can help you find work in the US. Some focus on certain professions and industries. A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine, can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be for example, “Construction worker in Houston” or “Babysitter in Denver”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.
Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in New Orleans” or “Mall in Boston” for example.
Zip Recruiter is another popular job website in the US.
Jobs2Careers is another popular job website in the US.
Talent com is another job website in the US.
JobList is a job website in the US.
Jooble is another job website in the US.
Monster is another job website in the US.
Neuvoo is another job website in the US.
Snagjob is another job website in the US. It’s about finding a job fast and without paperwork.
Getwork is another job website in the US. It connects you directly to employers.
Idealist is for jobs in nonprofit organizations.
Dice is for jobs in IT and technology.
More useful websites to get a job in the US
These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.
Craigslist is classifieds in the US. It has job listings in many American cities.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in the US
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in the US. I found these groups about jobs in the US. You can look for more.
Jobs In TEXAS!! is a Facebook group about jobs in Texas. it’s a public group with over a hundred thousand members. It’s job postings for all positions. You can find also listings for volunteering, mentoring, and any other activity that can improve your resume.
Jobs in Houston is a Facebook group about jobs in Houston. it’s a public group with over thirty thousand members.
USA Job Offers is a Facebook group about jobs in Houston. it’s a public group with over twenty-five thousand members.
Jobs In California!! is a Facebook group about jobs in California.
Jobs & Careers (sponsored by Dreamers & Doers) is a Facebook group about jobs in the US.
Albert’s Job Listings & Referrals – San Francisco Bay Area is another Facebook group about jobs in the US.
You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about the US.
LinkedIn is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in the US.
Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in the US. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in the US.
Recruitment agencies in the US
A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.
Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.
Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. You can type ‘recruitment agency near Houston’ on Google Maps or any other map website. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in the US, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in the US.
Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in the US
Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.
These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker. Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.
These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.
If you, for example, type ‘employment agency near Denver’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in the US, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in the US.
Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.
Ask around you for jobs in the US
Form connections, ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in the US. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.
To find a job in the US look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in the US.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in the US
You can search for companies and local businesses in the US. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Minneapolis”.
Walk around anywhere in the US for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in the US, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near New Orleans”. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.
Search for employment schemes
You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to American residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “the US employment scheme” or “the US employment program”.