Get H1-B Sponsorship: Which Companies Sponsor H1B and Why
Understanding who is willing to sponsor an H1B visa (or transfer one, for that matter) is critical, especially in times when the traditional H1B employers scaled down hiring. Companies that sponsor visas do so for one reason: getting the right person is worth the extra hassle for them.
Hiring an H1B is like being in a long-distance relationship. Nobody chooses to be in one because they like the long-distance aspects. Such relationships cost more money, are more risky, and in general take much more effort. So why do many people choose to maintain a long-distance relationship? Because they perceive the significant other as better for them than any "local" available options. Similarly with H1B, the companies will sponsor you because to them you are worth the extra time, effort, and money that sponsorship takes.
Imagine the employer with a scale weighing "For" and "Against". The "For" items are the rewards resulting from hiring a right person for the position, and the "Against" ones are the hassles associated with the process. Specifically consider the following categories:
Familiarity with the process. Multinational corporations handle situations where employees are transferred to the US office for a time; hence they have infrastructure in place to support the process.
Revenue per Person. In an Investment Bank a handful of people can bring tens of millions of dollars of revenue when they help to close a single M&A transaction. In that case, thousands of dollars spent on lawyers and fees doesn't seem like much compared to the cost of not having a skilled analyst.
Growth Rate. In industries like technology, the speed of implementation can often mean the difference between gaining a critical mass and being left in the dust. In such an environment, a person with qualities you are looking for are usually worth the premium.
Brain power and uniqueness. How important is having a specific person? How difficult is the job? On one side of the spectrum, you have "McDonald" type structure where pretty much anyone can do the job. On the other, a highly quantitative hedge fund where a combination of brain-power, specific skills, and a cultural fit are critical – and qualified candidates rare.
This is not to say that an investment bank always sponsor an H1B and a start-up will not. Different companies perceive the risk and rewards differently. The point is that when you are evaluating where to focus your job search, put yourself in the employer's shoes and ask yourself this question: Would you sponsor an H1B visa for a candidate like yourself?
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But that's just the first step: evaluating your potential as an H1B candidate. Once you're sure, you'll need guidance for the process. Too many are just "passive ad hunters", as one of our clients put it, randomly replying to employment ads, which just sends your resume to HR (who are just looking for a reason to disqualify candidates). You need a way of reaching the decision makers, of getting your resume into the hands of the people who will see your exceptional talents and abilities and then tell HR to make it happen.
To help international candidates find a solid career in the US, we've established an international version of our popular CJSS program that is designed to get your resume into the hands of hiring managers at major corporations that are willing to sponsor visas. To see how it works, here's an example of a recent success story:
An international tax professional in Israel applied for a position in the US. However, without an H1-B visa, it looked doubtful that he would qualify for the role. So he agreed to sign up for our program. We transformed his resume for the US market, emphasizing the solid skills he had to offer to overcome any negative perceptions related to his visa status. We marketed him directly to hiring managers at some of the largest companies in the US, in Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. And after only a week, he already had a phone interview with a multinational media corporation in New York… and only a week after that, they sent him an offer, choosing him over a local candidate.
That’s how we work and that’s what we can do for you.
"I wanted to thank you for the amazing effort you made to revamp my resume! If not for your efforts and your bringing to my attention that my resume needed some serious reworking as I transitioned to the US market, I would never have been able to make a career move over here! Your help in doing my resume has resulted in my securing a job at a Big 4 accounting firm in the Detroit-area! Thank you! I would definitely recommend you to any overseas professionals looking to start a career in the US."
– M.G., CISA, Pakistan (now Metro-Detroit)
"As an H1-B professional, landing my new job with a Big 4 firm was a dream come true. And I owe it all to Arthur’s relentless efforts and involvement. Arthur is truly an expert and I would recommend his 'out of the box' approach and attitude to anyone!"
– M.H., CPA, Senior Auditor, Metro-Detroit
Bonus/Discounts - For the month of December, we are offering a 10% discount on our CJSS package for H1-B visa and internationalcandidates who mention this newsletter when they contact us. - We also have a special promotion for current GCSC clients and readers of our newsletter. If you refer a new client to us for our International CJSS, we will pay you $100 for the referral (terms and conditions apply).
So contact us today if you have what it takes to join the US market. The opportunities await…
Arthur Gluzman, GCSC Managing Partner and Career Advisor; 248-489-1900
P.S. Check out our blog for insightful and helpful advice about job searching and the market. P.S.S. If you are a US Citizen or Green Card Holder, we also have exciting variations of our CJSS program that are just right for you. Our program is adaptable to almost any situation, whether you are contractual, full-time, or even looking for a solid career outside of the US. Contact us for details.
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What our clients are saying...
"Pursuing new opportunities was challenging, being on an H1B visa. Arthur walked me through every step of the process, actively seeking all H1B employment possibilities... Landing my new job with a Big 4 firm was a dream come true as a result of Arthur’s relentless efforts and involvement. Arthur is truly an expert and I would recommend his “out of the box” approach and attitude to anyone!"
M.H.-Sr Auditor, CPA-Detroit
"I wanted to thank you for the amazing effort you made to revamp my resume! If not for your efforts and your bringing to my attention that my resume needed some serious reworking, I never would have secured a job at a Big 4 accounting firm in the US!"
"It has been a pleasure working with Arthur. I was unemployed and couldn’t get a job because of some immigration issues. Arthur explained what the best options were for someone in my situation. He never turned his back on me even when I faced complexities in my visa petition. He was always available to answer any questions and provided whatever help he could."
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