Millions of people apply for the Green Card Lottery each year for an opportunity to immigrate to the United States. The US Congress has authorized up to 50,000 Green Cards to be issued annually through the Green Card Lottery Program to “selectees” who are randomly chosen from millions of applicants and who then complete the US immigration procedure successfully.
Most people who move to the United States need to find a job as soon as possible. Employers may offer you work that is beneath your capabilities, but don’t let that bother you.
It may be a struggle at first, but you can remember that it will be worth it. America has many job opportunities so employers can be picky about who they select for jobs.
USAFIS has heard from thousands of foreign immigrants who have successfully found work and happiness in America. That’s why you need to be patient and keep an open mind.
Many times, lawyers, doctors, teachers, and engineers will come to America and find that the only jobs they can find are as a waitress or waiter, parking attendant, or dishwasher.
While this is psychologically difficult, it’s best to know ahead of time and remember that every job is an opportunity to move forward in the right direction. It will take some time to reach the American Dream, but it is certainly possible if you are determined and willing to wait.
Finding a Job in the U.S. While Living in Another Country
Getting a job in the U.S. when you don’t live there can be a real challenge. You may not be able to get a job just by sending an email with your resume. Finding a job in the U.S. may require a bit more ingenuity.
You will need to sell yourself to an employer to get a job in the States.
What makes you different and better than someone else who might want the same job? Why should someone hire you? You should stand out as being more qualified and better than the next guy or gal who wants that same job.
The good news is that USAFIS has seen hundreds of people move to America and find good jobs.