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How not to look for work in the USA: advice from a Russian-speaking immigrant

Many people face employment problems. Let me show you an example of how a very canonical recruitment process in the USA looks like.

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Once upon a time there were two sisters - Pelagia and Glasha. Both dreamed of working for the great Google. ⠀

Pelagia was a straightforward girl, so she went to Google, found a couple of dozens of interesting vacancies, and sent her resume to them. Waiting, waiting for an answer, and the years went by. She grew old and died. Two years later, a template response came to her email: “After a long review of your resume, we decided to continue to interview other candidates.”

Glasha decided to act trickier. She went to and to find events where she could meet someone who works for Google. And, lo and behold, Google is hosting a panel discussion about a career. Glasha went to this event, met with a recruiter, exchanged contacts on

The very next day, I selected several vacancies that match her skills as much as possible, edited the resume and asked a new acquaintance to look at him or forward it to recruiters who are hiring for these vacancies.

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Three days later, Glasha was invited for an interview for two vacancies. She flunked one interview, and in the second she received the coveted offer. And she lived happily ever after gaining 10 kg because of free food in the offices of Google.

What's the moral? Submitting a resume through automated systems on company websites is almost pointless, especially when it comes to large companies. Most resumes don't end up in the hands of recruiters at all because their system weeds them out.

Instead, you need to look for and make friends in different companies. Most hiring in the US is on a recommendation. And when you find such a friend, you will need to very carefully prepare your resume for a specific vacancy so that all your work does not fly into the pipe.

The original column is published in blog "That redhead from Seattle".

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