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Job Resources
Many websites post job announcements from employers and recruiters; these are increasingly effective places to find job leads.
Employment Trends
The industries currently driving economic growth are energy, information technology and financial services.
Information Technology
Approximately 2.2 million workers are employed in IT services, up by more than 105,000 jobs over a year’s time.
Engineering
The most in-demand engineering occupations are expected to be mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, control systems and chemical engineers, and manufacturing engineers.
Accounting and Finance
Most of the latest job gains have been in the operations, banking and financial markets.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
The United States is a global center for business services and one of the largest services exporters in the world.
Healthcare
Healthcare is one of the brightest spots in the US employment picture.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
Salaries, prices and the cost of living all vary enormously from one region to another.
Work Permits/Visas
The United States issues a confusing range of visas which are broadly divided into immigrant (permanent resident) and non-immigrant (temporary resident) visas.
Resume/CVs
In the United States it is relatively rare to see a longer CV-style document except for special fields such as academia or scientific research.
Interviewing Advice
US recruiters and hiring managers expect candidates to demonstrate an understanding of the employer, its competitors and its customers.
Cultural Advice
Time is considered a valuable commodity in the United States and it is important to arrive punctually for meetings.
Business and Networking
The best way to find jobs in the United States is through referrals and leads from personal acquaintances, making networking groups and contacts critical.
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