How to get a job in USA from Nigeria-Most people who want to relocate and work in the USA often ask: Is it possible for me to work, extend my visiting visa, and become a Lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the USA? What are the most likely hurdles to jump in my quest for freedom and better life?
To answer these questions: If you break the terms of your visa by working with your visiting visa, you will become an illegal occupant.
You may end up spending every minute looking around and avoiding police or immigration so that you will not be arrested and probably deported.
Living as an illegal immigrant is not easy. If the police are not chasing you, other law enforcement agencies may be chasing you. Due to the fear of being arrested, you may not get the job of your dream, so you won’t get the pay you deserve, and the people who know you are illegal would probably try to take advantage of you because they know your status.
What to do to get a job in the USA from Nigeria
There is quite a couple of things you need to do to get a job in USA from Nigeria.
You could start with having a good LinkedIn profile. Make sure you use American English when you set it up, and get someone good in American English to proofread your profile.
Suppose you have people with your skills that already live in the US. It is easier for companies to hire you through them.
Get a rare skill and in high demand or a growing need right now. It could be a stylist, truck driving, cook, Nurse, etc. Establishing yourself as an expert in one area will help you find a job easier.
Connect with people in your preferred companies or profession online and tell them why you’re connecting with them.
You can join a company in Nigeria that also has at least a branch in the US. Work with them for a few years. Prove your worth’ and make an offer, show them you are interested in working in the US, you may be lucky, and your request will be granted.
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I assume that many people reading this article have never been to the U.S. This prompted me to ask: why would you want to work in the United States when there are 190+ other countries?. Good enough, in some of these countries, it will be easier for you to get a job there than in the U.S.
What do you believe about the U.S. driving force of why you want to go there? Which other countries can offer you what the U.S. provides?
I highly recommend you visit the country you’d like to work in for at least 1-2months, so you get a feeling of life, expenses, and opportunities. This will also help to shape your belief system about the country. You can also decide whether you want to live there or better go somewhere else.
Nigeria is one of the favored countries to live and work in the United States. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria provides equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
The US Department of State gives equal employment opportunities to everyone irrespective of their status.
Suppose you are applying for a job in the US while in Nigeria, and you believe you have been denied equal opportunity based on marital status or political affiliation. In that case, the EEO complaint procedure will not cover you.
The EEO (equal employment opportunity) is the idea in the United States employment regulations that everyone should be treated fairly when they’re considered for various employment decisions (including hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, etc.). This means, for example, that anyone applying for a position at a company should have the same chances of succeeding if they’re suitable for the job.
Basic requirements you need to get a job in USA from Nigeria
With your skill and career, you can contribute positively to the growth of an environment. US Government believes that every productive citizen can make a stronger community with their skills.
Here are some of the basic requirements you need to consider.
- The level of your experience in your chosen field or area
- A valid visa document and a passport
- A well-constructed resume
- The level of your educational qualifications
- Your eloquence and proficiency in America English Language
Getting a job in a foreign country is always not an easy task. It is even more important to pay attention to a small town with less competition than these developed countries.
If you want to work in the US, you need to find a compatriot who will help you and advise you on the necessary things to do.
Whoever you meet for advice should understand American employers and the employment system correctly.
USA job employment process-step by step
- Master your skill in your chosen profession
- Compose an outstanding CV.
- Describe your own life, the place of education, your qualifications, and your skills.
- It is recommended that you write in detail about the former place you worked. If possible, attach photos.
- Urban U.S. sites allow you to post your resume, which is recommended.
- Be sure to indicate all your skills and abilities.
- Leave contact information.
- Be ready to analyze all the questions you are asked and respond to them to the best of your knowledge.
USA job employment process can be done in almost every specialized travel agent or educational center in Nigeria.
If you mean business and are ready to work in the US. You must regularly look through new posts about the search for employees. Do not be lazy to send C.V.s to different companies.
How to search for work in the USA from Nigeria
You can search for companies and organizations that need workers online via websites or forums. Submit your CV and provide the company’s requirements. If the company viewed your resume and liked it, they will contact you. Ask you some questions, and then invite you to obtain a work visa.
If you cannot find the workplace yourself, you can contact a specialized employment agency for help. They are always ready to help because they are a visa travel agent.
If you meet their requirements, most of them would ask for a small amount of money for the process. They will provide a list of enterprises and companies to send your resume to.