Recently someone invited me for a talk with a local career group about job hunting and career in the USA. So, after some thought, I came up with a list of topics based on my own experience. Here is the list:
--interview is about honesty, passion and communication
--utilize career center at school
--networking, most good jobs are through networking, rather than direct job ads
--green card is very important
--position and actual work important, if your work is directly affecting your company's bottom line, then, it is safer
--don't be afraid to jump ship, if the current employer or boss doesn't work out good for you
--have a clear goal in your career. time flies fast, don't wait or squander time until it is too late for your career change, you have to work towards your career goal early
--communication and social/networking is important at work
If anyone is interested in any of these topics, I will expand more here. But just thought to share this as a placeholder for job hunting tips.
1. JC 2010-04-10 22:22
As for my experience, when companies have a need to hire, they tend to ask for referrals through employees first. If they couldn't find decent candidates, then companies would post ads on job sites.
The main theory is that, a good employee would bring in another good employee.
I think this is mostly true for small to medium companies. Big companies may be more formal and not likely so.