One of the main reasons why people from all over the world move to the United States is because of work. Working here, for many, means the chance to achieve better career opportunities, higher pay, professional development, job security in a market that is very stable, and so much more. But how to find a job in America? Whether you already live here or you're planning to move to the U.S., here are 10 sites to kick off your search:
Did you know that millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force? That's right, roughly a third of Americans in the labor force (35%, or 56 million) are Millennials – those ages 23 to 38 in 2019.
LinkedIn is the first on this list for a reason. A social networking site that has undoubtedly become THE most important professional platform available at the moment, with over 722 million users from all around the world. It's a hub of professional resources, where you can find and interact with companies you're interested in, connect with peers, search for jobs and apply directly with your LinkedIn profile. A word of advice: treat your LinkedIn profile as your digital resume and portfolio. Furthermore, 95% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn for prospecting talent.
Indeed is simply the largest job website in the world, with around 250 million monthly users and 10 new job listings added every second. You'll find almost every type and level of job here.
Sign up for an account and get alerts when new jobs related to your search and location are posted, and you can upload your resume to quickly complete job applications.
Famous for promoting salary transparency and company reviews, Glassdoor allows you to search for available jobs and, at the same time, access a summary about the company and its CEO, ratings and reviews from anonymous users, as well as salary and benefits.
The largest job search site in the U.S., easy and simple to use. With CareerBuilder you can upload your resume and cover letter, and the site will show you job listings that match your experience.
I decided to add Craigslist because it can help those looking for a more informal working arrangement such as freelance or part-time position. Craigslist is basically a platform for local classified ads on all sorts of things, from furniture to cars to jobs. Just beware of scams, Craigslist is known for being unreliable as literally anyone can post an ad on it.
You need to create an account using your email address in order to apply to any job listing on Monster, but the process is extremely quick and easy. Creating an account is free but they do offer premium paid features such as salary comparison or a resume and LinkedIn profile makeover.
They have the highest rated job-seeking app. You can create a public profile and add, on top of your resume, your social handles, profile picture, desired salary, and references.
Known as the source for finding startup and remote jobs, it's used by over 100,000 startups of all sizes (including big names like Spotify and Slack). When you apply for a job, AngelList will provide the name and title of the person who will read your application (for small startups, it’s often the CEO of the company).
The concept of LinkUp is to provide the newest jobs posted online, so you don't waste time applying to older postings that have already been filled or canceled. You do not have to sign up to use it.
Recommended for high-level executives and experienced managers, Ladders is known as “the home of $100K careers,” as the platform focuses on providing vetted job listings for positions that pay at least $100,000 per year.
Hope you guys enjoyed this guide and best of luck on finding your next job! Know someone who is looking for a new gig? Share this with blog them!
This post is part of the project "Reconstruindo No Mundo" (Rebuilding in the World), which I created with nine other Brazilians who also live abroad, to share our experience and tips on things we wish we'd known before we moved. You can find more about it on my Instagram!
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