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Hi all, I've recently moved to States last month and got my green card. I have a mixed experience of around 15 years in Operations Management (5 years), Program/Projects Management (3 years), Automation/IT (5 years) and Administrative/logistics (2,3 years). My latest experience is in Operations Management on a Manager level. Although I have never worked in USA but throughout my career I've worked for the international organisations having presence in USA as well.

 

I started applying for jobs for "Operations Manager" however havent received a single interview call as of now. I have even applied for the firms on which I used to work in my country but even they didnt call. Some people suggested to start from entry level so I even started applying for entry level posts however no luck. 

 

Looks like I am overqualified for entry level posts due to my experience and not fit for same level since I dont have American work experience or education. What do you guys suggest should I do? 

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1 hour ago, Amrood said:

Although I have never worked in USA but throughout my career I've worked for the international organisations having presence in USA as well.

Perhaps someone in those organizations can help you get your foot in the door with one of their US-based offices?


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One thing that is happening in today's job market is that many companies use computer programs to scan the resumes that are submitted for key words and then a person only looks at the resumes that the computer program flags. So as you write your resume, it is important to make sure that you are using the same key words that are in the job posting. One idea is to have a professional resume writer take a look at it as resumes are slightly different than a CV and small differences could make a huge difference on if your resume is seen by a person. Also, it's not unusual for it to take a few months for it to move from posting to interviewing or hiring. 

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It can take MONTHS for them to let you know.  Rarely is the turn around quick.  


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The job market is very competitive. You should apply for at least junior or associate position, not entry level as those are for new grads.

Resumes are scanned by computer programs for keyword, so you need a good resume with loads of the right keyword for the job. Hire a professional resume coach if possible. Also, keep your resume short and relevant to the job posted, HR won't read a 5 page resume. They will use elimination method to screen resume as the volume can be huge for one position, they will kick you resume out in 5 seconds if they wasn't able to see the skills they are looking for. Applying to the right industry is also a key. Operation Management is a broad term, did you work in Software? Each industry has its  own terms and skills required. Ops in Software can be very different in a Chemical Plan.

And more importantly, keep applying on all platform such as Linkedin, indeed, monster...

In the span of 3 months, I applied to 100+ jobs to score only one offer.

 

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You also have to consider that companies are not hiring right now because we have a lot of vacation time in the month of  December. It is holiday season and large companies especially won't even start looking into applications until the  beginning of the year.  


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