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Out of curiosity, have many people found jobs prior to moving to the US? 


My husband (UK citizen) and I will be moving to the States early next year, so just wondering if many companies offer telephone / skype interviews? I've already had one experience whereby they required an interview in person, even knowing that was not a possibility for me. 

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You'll probably find a variety of answers.  We moved from the UK to the States because I had a job lined up here.  The company did two rounds of phone interviews and then flew me over for two days of in person interviews. Once I had accepted the job, we applied DCF in London and my husband joined me about three months after I moved.

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As mentioned, this will depend on the company. Some may give a tentative interview, but if you aren't available soon perhaps they won't bother. Some companies won't do it at all. Depends on the company, what type of job it is, your special skills, ect. Can't know if you don't try though.

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Networking is the best bet, line up a job in his field through contacts and they will likely be much more respondent than somebody who is not even here,.

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certainly is easier for a company here to hire locally but if you add to your resume that the USC can fly in for a face to face interview,   it can happen

many companies hire for the new fiscal year under the new budget and local personal need work now /  in your favor as you can start later


so 2 ways to look at it

just have a good resume and start applying

u say moving early in 2019 

have you applied CR1/ IR1?

or just thinking this is what u want?

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I had job interview in USA in end of March (travelled to USA on ESTA, it is allowed to participate at job interviews). Got the job but as my visa process took longer they just couldn't wait for me. Got another position in the same company, applied maybe 2-3 days before I got to USA but I already knew I will get it anyway.

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