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I'm just at the start of applying for jobs. I'm a Pharmaceutical/Analytical chemist from Sweden with good education and work experience. However I've read on here that even qualified ppl in universal fields have sometimes not found work for over a year.

I'm curious to know other VJ'ers experiences to get a bit of a feeling.

1. How long did it take you?

2. What's your profession?

3. Where are you from?

4. Where do you live?

Also interested in general tips and tricks :) if there are any :P


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2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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My husband is a computer tec (I believe that's what it's called he fixes computers)

It took him 3 weeks to find his current job doing inventory in a warehouse. He(with my help ?)applied at a munch of other jobs online with no luck at all. He never expected to find a in his field and settled on anything mainly because our daughter was due in December. My advice would be to apply anything related to your field,even know my husband was working in a different country he had no work experience here and that's what most employers are looking for.

Good luck


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My husband is a computer tec (I believe that's what it's called he fixes computers)

It took him 3 weeks to find his current job doing inventory in a warehouse. He(with my help ?)applied at a munch of other jobs online with no luck at all. He never expected to find a in his field and settled on anything mainly because our daughter was due in December. My advice would be to apply anything related to your field,even know my husband was working in a different country he had no work experience here and that's what most employers are looking for.

Good luck

This is the kind of story I've been seeing that has been discouraging me a bit and making me rly worry... Where is your husband's degree from? Don't get me wrong I think it's great that be actually got a job at all for your family's sake! I'm just really set on the kind of job I want and I'm scared I'll be getting disappointed... Before my move ppl were telling me I shouldn't have a problem with my degrees and such... but recently I've seen more of these posts... I guess also it's frustrating to not know what to expect...and im sort of a worrier by nature, I like to be prepared! Hahahaha Edited by Suss&Camm

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I'm just at the start of applying for jobs. I'm a Pharmaceutical/Analytical chemist from Sweden with good education and work experience. However I've read on here that even qualified ppl in universal fields have sometimes not found work for over a year.

I'm curious to know other VJ'ers experiences to get a bit of a feeling.

1. How long did it take you?

2. What's your profession?

3. Where are you from?

4. Where do you live?

Also interested in general tips and tricks :) if there are any :P

1. Five weeks

2. Auditor

3. Australia

4. Charlotte

I made sure my resume was in a US format (including Americanized spelling), networked via LinkedIn (to meet people and to learn what the local job market is looking for / values), and I had realistic expectations (I more aimed for a role in a company I wanted to work for, rather than aim for an equivalent position. I figured it was easier to prove my worth once I was in the door, rather than outside of it).

I also made sure we were living in a location where my skills were in demand. It meant I ended up having a choice between three different offers.

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1. Five weeks

2. Auditor

3. Australia

4. Charlotte

I made sure my resume was in a US format (including Americanized spelling), networked via LinkedIn (to meet people and to learn what the local job market is looking for / values), and I had realistic expectations (I more aimed for a role in a company I wanted to work for, rather than aim for an equivalent position. I figured it was easier to prove my worth once I was in the door, rather than outside of it).

I also made sure we were living in a location where my skills were in demand. It meant I ended up having a choice between three different offers.

Wow 5 weeks is really great! Your strategy evidently payed off for you... and having 3 offers sounds like a problem I wouldn't mind :)

Thank you for your answer and tips... I'm gonna work at the resume...seen more ppl offer that advice and back homE we had the long CV's.


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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Yeah my Australian resume was 8 pages long. Here I got it down to 3 and even 3 is too long, but my particular niche is specialized and I knew from my contacts that my achievements, skill set, experience mattered and needed to be articulated so that potential employers knew I could get the job done.

That's why networking is so important. Each job market / location is different. Meeting people in your field will give you insider information on what they want to see: you can then adjust your approach accordingly. I knew I could get away with 3 pages here in Charlotte, but I may not even get a call in another market.

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1. Started work 8 weeks after arriving in US. Probably spent 3 looking for work/interviewing

2. Software Engineer

3. Ireland

4. Detroit

That was also rather quickly.. I mean I know that with a GC you can work right away but nice to know that you Irish education/work history was considered as good for the US, since Comp. Eng. is also a universal field.

Did you find the interviewing process similar to where you are from?


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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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That was also rather quickly.. I mean I know that with a GC you can work right away but nice to know that you Irish education/work history was considered as good for the US, since Comp. Eng. is also a universal field.

Did you find the interviewing process similar to where you are from?

yeah i actually did some ground work before we moved over. i made some connections on linkedin and did some research, applied for roles and did phone interviews from ireland.

in the end the companies that made me offers were ones I didn't apply to until I arrived in the US. I find the process here was a little slow but otherwise it was quite similar to home ( Ireland has a lot of US companies and I have worked for some before). Interviews pretty straight forward, nothing out of the ordinary. I think having US companies on my resume helped me alot (some company told me they wouldnt hire anyone who hadn't worked in america before :S). My bachelors is from a decent university in Ireland but wouldnt be known internationally that much but it wasn't ever an issue thankfully.

I am enjoying the job, people work longer hours here and get less holidays but the volume of the work is the same at home.

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yeah i actually did some ground work before we moved over. i made some connections on linkedin and did some research, applied for roles and did phone interviews from ireland.

in the end the companies that made me offers were ones I didn't apply to until I arrived in the US. I find the process here was a little slow but otherwise it was quite similar to home ( Ireland has a lot of US companies and I have worked for some before). Interviews pretty straight forward, nothing out of the ordinary. I think having US companies on my resume helped me alot (some company told me they wouldnt hire anyone who hadn't worked in america before :S). My bachelors is from a decent university in Ireland but wouldnt be known internationally that much but it wasn't ever an issue thankfully.

I am enjoying the job, people work longer hours here and get less holidays but the volume of the work is the same at home.

Yes, work-life balance isn't as "balanced" as I've understood. Back home it's more of a "happy employee produces better at work" sort of attitude along with very strong labor unions, which makes for a good balance. I will miss the vacation days for sure, since in Sweden we have 5 weeks payed by law and many jobs have 6 weeks plus payed holidays... I'm hoping the transition won't be too hard :)

I've been considering the LinkedIn networking route... my concern has been that companies might think this takes up time from them.. How did you go about this?

I have my eye set on a company... that has financial backing and some scientific collaborations with the international company I worked for back home... I haven't applied since I don't have the EAD yet, but I just saw they have a perfect position out... aaaahrrrrggghhh..what to dooooo :huh:


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Bumping for more experiences :goofy:


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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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1) Looking since Feb. Came close a few times, finally found someone serious about hiring him in October (he's been stuck in a pre-employment process since late Dec).

2) Software Engineering/Design/Programming Genetic Algorithms + Technical Support

3) UK

4)MD (but job will be in DE)

My husband has a degree from a good UK university (though it's probably more well known for science/medicine), he's a competent engineer, but he was previously employed at a US-based company in the UK for Technical Support - in 1st level all the way up to manager. I would say in MD the market is saturated for those in the computer field and much are government jobs looking for clearance he can't get. He applied for jobs in three states even that he was willing to travel to, but none were willing to hire an immigrant. We discovered that people didn't seem to 'get' what an EAD was, but when he finally received the green card, people started biting with interest. He came close a few times, but these were jobs all focused in Tech Support, that liked he had previously worked for a US based company. Ultimately though we felt him having a degree didn't mean as much than as the coveted certifications that employers in the US like such as A+/COMPTIA. It did help in proving he was a competent individual. With his new job starting next year, he'll be able to snag those certifications (it's just unfortunate he needs them.. he already knows this stuff). We have found the hiring process slooooow, but getting past HR to get an actual interview even slower. I really pushed him to aggressively follow up with calls to people for this job. My dad was familiar with the place that hired him and he made me aware at how frustrating slow they were in dealing with - so constantly following up was important.

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First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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Yes, work-life balance isn't as "balanced" as I've understood. Back home it's more of a "happy employee produces better at work" sort of attitude along with very strong labor unions, which makes for a good balance. I will miss the vacation days for sure, since in Sweden we have 5 weeks payed by law and many jobs have 6 weeks plus payed holidays... I'm hoping the transition won't be too hard :)

I've been considering the LinkedIn networking route... my concern has been that companies might think this takes up time from them.. How did you go about this?

I have my eye set on a company... that has financial backing and some scientific collaborations with the international company I worked for back home... I haven't applied since I don't have the EAD yet, but I just saw they have a perfect position out... aaaahrrrrggghhh..what to dooooo :huh:

yeah its definitely done here in favour of the employer. you will hear lots of negative talk about unions and low pay workers here. its definitely different perspective than nothern europe but it's America i guess we all know what to expect! :)

I get one week's holidays in my job until my 2nd year. In Ireland it's automatically 4 weeks minimum and often 5! So yeah that sucks but I am determined to do well and it's a year of sacrifice for a longer term goal i guess, that's how i am dealing with it. Working from home is nice though and I start work at 7am and finish at 3:30pm so i have time in afternoon to spend with family.

Using Linkedin I just added recruiters in the Detroit area and got to speak with them and see what opportunities are out there. I didnt contact companies/HR people directly. They were able to send me to interviews when I arrived and let me know if any suitable roles came up for me, rather than me having to be checking job boards every day (i did this also to an extent)

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yeah its definitely done here in favour of the employer. you will hear lots of negative talk about unions and low pay workers here. its definitely different perspective than nothern europe but it's America i guess we all know what to expect! :)

I get one week's holidays in my job until my 2nd year. In Ireland it's automatically 4 weeks minimum and often 5! So yeah that sucks but I am determined to do well and it's a year of sacrifice for a longer term goal i guess, that's how i am dealing with it. Working from home is nice though and I start work at 7am and finish at 3:30pm so i have time in afternoon to spend with family.

Using Linkedin I just added recruiters in the Detroit area and got to speak with them and see what opportunities are out there. I didnt contact companies/HR people directly. They were able to send me to interviews when I arrived and let me know if any suitable roles came up for me, rather than me having to be checking job boards every day (i did this also to an extent)

That is actually a great idea about the recruiters... seems obvious now that you say it hahahaha :) thanks!

You are right, we need to pay our "dues" in this new country :P and very lucky you are, to find a job working from home... (lol very Yoda of me).


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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1) Looking since Feb. Came close a few times, finally found someone serious about hiring him in October (he's been stuck in a pre-employment process since late Dec).

2) Software Engineering/Design/Programming Genetic Algorithms + Technical Support

3) UK

4)MD (but job will be in DE)

My husband has a degree from a good UK university (though it's probably more well known for science/medicine), he's a competent engineer, but he was previously employed at a US-based company in the UK for Technical Support - in 1st level all the way up to manager. I would say in MD the market is saturated for those in the computer field and much are government jobs looking for clearance he can't get. He applied for jobs in three states even that he was willing to travel to, but none were willing to hire an immigrant. We discovered that people didn't seem to 'get' what an EAD was, but when he finally received the green card, people started biting with interest. He came close a few times, but these were jobs all focused in Tech Support, that liked he had previously worked for a US based company. Ultimately though we felt him having a degree didn't mean as much than as the coveted certifications that employers in the US like such as A+/COMPTIA. It did help in proving he was a competent individual. With his new job starting next year, he'll be able to snag those certifications (it's just unfortunate he needs them.. he already knows this stuff). We have found the hiring process slooooow, but getting past HR to get an actual interview even slower. I really pushed him to aggressively follow up with calls to people for this job. My dad was familiar with the place that hired him and he made me aware at how frustrating slow they were in dealing with - so constantly following up was important.

ugh the EAD problem again ... I keep hearing about this :protest: If I would have guessed before hand when someone said they were from the UK,I would have thought they would love UK immigrants here! The language and culture barrier is so small! Bit discouraging to hear that, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the HR checks... :)

I'm unsure if there are any certifications that would help me...


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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