Hi, I am currently unemployeed(-- , have some experience in Korea, MS degree at univ. at US. So, I have no sense about working US.
Recently, I have got several phone calls or e-mails from headhunters. I started job hunting 5 months ago and never be responded before. Mostly, they just want me to send my neat resume, salery and visa info and never call me back.
Among them, a local company(Let's call it to "A") claim that they will 1. process my H1 visa 2. train me and sell me in market 3. I will work as a consultant.
My question is,
1. Have you guys ever heard those kind of company? It's too good to believe. They will give me visa and train me, but why? 2. Does it means I am already hired without interview or anything?(I doubt) 3. Will I get paid when I am training? 4. Do you guys think they will pay for the expense processing the H1 visa?
You know, I am afraid of falling some kinds of trap. I will carefully listen your advice.
I know of many consulting companies which offer H1B's and also help you get trained and certified in core technologies in which they believe in. Most of them are genuine. If a consulting company has offered to sponsor your H1B without any cost to you, then what do you have to lose? I would suggest you to give it a try and see if they can place you at a prospective client. I know a couple of my friends(Freshers) who joined a consulting company and were initially not paid full, they were paid a montly stipend of 500$ plus Acco. But they were able to place them within a month of joining them. Even though their salaries are less, still it's survivable. Since you are a fresher, I would suggest you not to miss out on opportunities like this. At this current stage it's a matter of gaining experience.
There are plenty of consulting companies in the US who are hiring big time now. If a person in the US is ready to relocate and agreeable to a lesser pay (45-50k), then there are plenty of jobs to the taking. As far as I know the market is better than what it has been since the last 3 years.
Semiconductor market in US seems to be improving.Some PHDs from foreign countries are getting invitation to do RAship in semiconductor companies US.Programming/IT market will improve I think. Some US offshore companies in India I know are hiring people on both the sides.
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