Job hunting strategies:

Finding experience in the United States can be challenging, so here are a few tips to get you started:

1) Resume building
a. Tailor your resume to match the job description
b. Use words from the job description so that the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can recognize them
c. Use action-oriented verbs (E.g: Direct, Execute, Optimize) and show the impact of your tasks using numbers whenever possible
d. Do not overcomplicate and elaborate each bullet point extensively, keep it within 2 lines
2) Networking
a. Reach out to professors and alumni about their past experiences and contacts related to the job you are interested in
b. University career fairs are good resources and opportunities to take advantage of
c. Ask for a linkedin connect, business card, email, or any other form of contact that you can use to reach out
d. Send a thank you message/email to follow up with the person you connected with and to keep in touch for any opportunities in the future
3) Interview
a. Research the company thoroughly, this includes the company culture, business model, vision and mission, and its competitors etc
b. Research the interviewer if possible, find something that you can connect to with the interviewer
c. Prepare a few stories about yourself that you can tailor your response to answer the interviewer’s questions. Common questions include: Strengths/weaknesses, what are your goals, plans for the future etc
d. Practice with a friend, voice your answers out
e. Send a thank you note to the interviewer after each interviewer