| ||Ask HN: How should I apply for U.S. jobs as a non-resident?|
75 points by imalolz on July 25, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 27 comments |
|I'm a software developer living and working abroad. I'm not an American citizen, but have lived in the U.S. for a better part of a decade as a student and obtained an advanced engineering degree from a top school while there.|
Recently I've been thinking of applying for jobs in the US - the incredible variety of both startups and established companies seem like great places to learn and build oneself as a professional.
Probably relevant - I don't have a work VISA or a green card (I did apply for one), and I'm married + baby. I have several questions:
1. Where to start? This is a vague question, I know, but I'm looking for input from someone who'd be considering non-resident applicants: the checklist I should follow, planning ahead, etc.
2. Am I being realistic? I mean, as far as interviewing goes, this won't be simple to either side, even if I'm considered as a valid applicant.
3. Any other advice that's relevant to myself and others who might be thinking about or in the midst of doing just this?
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