Reasons Why Your Employer did not support your H1B Visa Sponsorship this year

There are 8 reasons why an employer doesn’t support H1B.
7 you CAN influence. Only 1 you can’t. Here they are:
1. The company feels like it’s getting enough American applicants [can’t]
2. The petitioning employer fails to meet the requirements [can]
3. The company feels like you could lose the visa lottery [can]
4. The job does not require specialized knowledge or skills [can]
5. The company doesn’t really understand the process [can]
6. There is an inadequate showing of an employer-employee relationship [can]
7. The company fears that you won’t stay with the company very long [can]
8. Failure to submit a successful request of evidence (RFE) [can]
Moral of the story: You have much more influence than you think.
#H1BVisa #RFE #VisaSponsorship #WorkingInTheUS
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What To Do If You Still Don’t Have an Internship or Job Secured

On finding a job FAST and the many misconceptions about how soon one can find a job…

Some people think that it requires months.

Some consider that “since KPMG has closed recruiting”, then all bets are off and it’s hopeless.

Most people just have such strong “energy” tied up in doing other things and don’t start. Strong study habits tell you to just “plan to take more classes”.

And we don’t know how CLOSE you are to getting a job. Usually, you are just one meeting away!

Even worse, many spend 100s of thousands $$$$ over another 2-7 years to attend a Master’s or PhD just to push the job hunt forward in time -  not because they want to do original research or go deeper into a topic.

Others get bad information! That includes being told by career counselors that you can't do what they want to do. This actually happens!

I’ve prepared a definitive guide on how to get offers fast and posted it on my blog.


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What are shortcuts in the jobhunt?

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2021

Shortcuts: I looked up the definition. Your job hunt can benefit from them. Today in my podcast, I talk about the biggest one...

Most of the time, the best way to gain a shortcut to achieving something is to decide that you want one!

For all early career professionals, this one is well-hidden, but can be used and applied.


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LinkedIn Request to Connect at ~ 80% Acceptance? It Will Have These 3 Qualities

Are you tired of writing content that doesn't get read?

I decided to do a deep data dive to find all the patterns of Linkedin Connection requests.

So I looked at content that generates at least 40% or more acceptances and found they went up to 80%

And I found a handful of characteristics that you need to follow in order to generate at least ONE networking call every time you sit down to message.

One of them was that you simply ask to connect and not more

Here are TWO more that you need to follow:

Follow them. You'll start getting more results from Linkedin.



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Help from Stuart Bradley

Uncategorized Apr 27, 2021

WHO: Claire

WHAT: Saw her boyfriend get results, so she asked how it works. We had a call to see if it was a fit.

Turned out it was.

HOW: When I said "Now, go grab coffee with the partner of the firm", she asked HOW. We worked on it. Together, we got great results. She's not the same person now. She was coachable.

In her own words:

Hi Friends, I want to give a shout out to Stuart Bradley! With the help of Stuart, I got my dream job in 2020, and I got an offer from my dream school in 2021. I have been hoping to get into Upen's MCIT computer and information master program, but I have zero CS background. Stuart has been coaching me about personal statements and pushing me step out my comfort zone to networking with professors. He also gave me a strong recommendation letter. It is fortunate to join this amazing group! Thank you so much!

Sometimes I think I'm coachable, too. But I know I also have a long way to go. I'm learning to trust others, even in the "zoom era".

Who might you trust to...

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The Definitive Guide to FAST Job Offers

fast job offer Apr 27, 2021


There are many misconceptions about how soon one can find a job. Some people think that it requires months. 

Some consider that “since KPMG has closed recruiting”, then all bets are off and it’s hopeless. 

Or "I've only got a MS" or "I've only got a BA", or "I've got a PhD but no experience". 

The ego will spin many stories to keep YOU at the center of things, even when it's about putting yourself down. 

I’ve prepared a definitive guide with 3 Tips on how to get offers fast.

Getting Hired Fast? Yes, A ‘secret weapon’ is staring you in the face

Just a few years ago, the job hunt was very different. 

Companies hired based on grades or school pedigree, or just based on an alumni connection, with networking always a good thing. 

Companies didn’t yet have so many different channels into which they sold their products, and the range of KPIs measured was limited. 

With the change in sales channels and...

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Who wrote the world's first resume?

Uncategorized Apr 26, 2021

Fun read about the history of resumes and some sage advice from the Dean of Career Services at Barnard College, A-J Aronstein.

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Job hunting with late stage cancer.

Uncategorized Apr 24, 2021

I will tell you about the time I did the job hunt while I had late stage cancer and on chemo.

Sept: I was living in Asia and was on a business trip for my employer, a hedge fund, when I noticed a golf-ball sized lump in my armpit.

Back in Beijing, doctors said let's have a look and put me under, took it all out and ran some tests. Turned out to be stage 3B melanoma - skin cancer which had moved to my lymph nodes. As much as could be found was taken out, then the standard regimen was to have chemotherapy.

At the time, I was living in China. No plans to leave. Now, it was time to return to the US. The fund was really supportive.

My son was to be born in a few months. I wanted to do what was best for the whole family.

Staying in Beijing didn't seem right, although I had fully planned to spend my career there. The fund was closing, and anyway I would have to find a new job anyway. And the US may have a good clinical trial.

All career aspirations were let go. I mostly thought about how...

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40-80% Connection Rate with LinkedIn? Yes, These 3 Guidelines

Messaging on LinkedIn is a pain.

Not because messages are hard to write (worse case you can copy/paste from a proven course), but due to the fact that no one can guarantee that your message is accepted. 

Just think about it… you finally get the guts to message strangers, but no one can guarantee requests get accepted.

That often stops us from starting. 

So, I thought it would be fun to analyze successful messsages among my community and see what common characteristics that they have.

That way you can replicate what they are doing and increase the likelihood that your requests are accepted. 

Now for this study, I looked at all the messages my students were sending. 

Here’s what we learned.

We are able to get as high as 80% acceptance rates: 

Amrita was able to get 137/160 = 85.6% acceptance rate using her messages. So, first thing - great reponse rates are possibe! 

It's not personal, if no immediate connection

When you request a call...

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EAD delays were about to CRUSH my client’s job hunt - she was already on her 3rd request to delay her start date! And she had already moved to another state and rented a new place.

Her employer - any employer - in principle is not obligated to accept even one request to delay.

Two areas of advice that can help in this situation.

Pls share like and comment to get this info out:

1) expedite your case by contacting your congress person and make an “expedite request”. Find your congress person here: https://www.govtrack (dot) us/congress/members. Your reason to expedite will be “severe financial loss” - since you have a job but can’t get paid, since you're company has work it needs to do and can't get it done!

2) engage your direct hiring manager in a calm and professional way - ideally via a phone call - and let them know the proactive steps you are taking. HR will be looking to see how your hiring manager wants to proceed, so rather than HR first, hiring...

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