Every company, organization, or institution is not necessarily willing and able to petition the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B (or other work visas) or Green Card (permanent residence) on your behalf.
Due to the limitations and time restrictions we experience as international students/professionals, it is important to maximize your job search process, if you are interested in immigration benefits like the H-1B visa and Green Card.
Before I dive into the specific websites, below are some tips to help your search process:
1) Use “H-1B,” “Permanent Residence/Resident” “Green Card,” or “Visa Sponsorship” in your search terms or as filters where applicable.
2) Read reports (when available on these websites) that list companies that have sponsored work visas or green card applications.
3) Read the fine print in job postings – companies that “do not” provide sponsorship tend to include this restriction in their job advertising
4) Tap into your university’s alumni network and career website. It is truly a gold mine for opportunities when used well.
Let’s Dive In!
#1 My Visa Jobs
My Visa Jobs integrate reports and statistics from different sources including public websites, job boards, social networks, and government agencies to provide data on companies who have filed for H-1B visas and green cards. This information can help guide your evaluation of a company or lead your search process.
#2 Goin Global
GoinGlobal helps professionals find jobs within and outside the United States (US). This website is great for people who are also looking to work outside the US
Who hasn’t heard about LinkedIn? If you haven’t already, please sign up for an account on LinkedIn. I know people who have landed some big juicy jobs just from a recruiter finding them on LinkedIn. LinkedIn also has a search engine for jobs where you can use the tips I shared above to search for jobs.
#4 University Alumni/Career Website
Every university has some version of a university alumni relation or career website that helps connect their students to jobs and professional resources. If you haven’t already, check your university website, take a walk to their building on campus, introduce yourself, volunteer at the next alumni event, do something, and connect today.
Handshake was created specifically to help college students find job opportunities. A lot of universities integrate Handshake into their career websites and it has proven itself to be a valuable resource.
The office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) processes application on prevailing wage, labor certification, and labor attestation for H-1B and Green Card applications. This allows them to have extensive data on the organizations/companies that are petitioning for these immigration benefits. I downloaded the excel sheet and it is a gold mine for anyone looking for specific companies that provide sponsorships
Glassdoor is a recruiting site that hosts millions of job listings, company reviews, salary reports, interview questions, etc.
Indeed is one of the popular job search websites. I found multiple jobs willing to sponsor H-1B visas during my job application period.
#9 Simply Hired
Simply Hired is also a job hosting and recruitment site. Using the targeted search terms above, you can identify jobs that are willing to sponsor H-1B visas or Green Cards.
I’ll admit I was really happy to discover this tool provided by the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services). This allows you to search a potential employer’s name and see if they have sponsored an H-1B from 2009 to the current year.