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When I first arrived I focused all my attention on online job applications. I would spend up to six hours on an application and hear nothing back. By the time I realized that I was getting nowhere with that method, I had already been in New York for 2 months.
Every year thousands of young professionals move to New York City to find the next big role in their career. It’s can be an exciting or stressful time (or both), but one thing always holds true – there is an abundance of opportunities in this city.
Many employers are not aware of the added value foreign interns can bring their business. By hosting an international intern, not only will you provide them opportunities to gain valuable skills and knowledge, your business will also benefit from their unique international perspective and skills.
So what’s the difference in an Irish/UK resume and an American one I hear you ask? A lot of it comes down to, layout and format, naming of headings, spelling of your content and ideally it tends to be on average one page instead of the two or three you may be used to.
Before seeking any job, internship or traineeship in the United States it’s very important to know the visa process inside out so you have an awareness of what lies ahead and also to be able to explain it. Believe me, knowing this in advance saves any misunderstandings between you and your employer during the interview process.
It’s said by many that New York is one of those cities, that when you’re in it, you feel like you’re at the center of the universe. You rarely feel like you’re missing out. All that noise. A multitude of people. And all that opportunity. But is working in New York right for you?