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Anyone else feel like they’re having difficulty getting the job or even getting the chance to be interviewed for a job they’re more than qualified for just because you didn’t go to a US University/College? (I went to a pretty good university in the Philippines but I’m not too sure people will take the time to look that up or even the companies I worked for over there. I currently live in the US)

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Large companies have screening software to sift through resumes, so depending on how large the company is there is no set individual that actually reviews your resume. I recommend looking at smaller firms or having a personal recommendation so an actual individual looks at your resume and sees your credentials. Stay strong!

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Thanks! The best thing any of us can do is just better ourselves each and every day and make it known to these different companies that you’re valuable and that they would be lucky to have you

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I struggled with this a bit in my first job in the US (reputable UK but not oxbridge degree), a few pieces of advice: 1) first US job is the hardest, once you’ve worked at a reputable US company people will see that first 2) consider trying to network with people who graduated from your university and are now in the US field you want to be in - they went through the same thing. I will always entertain a chat with a grad from my university on LinkedIn for this reason 2) all else fails, consider taking a class at a US university - I did at night at NYU and it definitely broadened my network and the number of hiring managers “who also went there” in nyc 3) once you succeed, consider trying to get a Fortune 500 on your res. Not forever and not for everyone (if you specialize in startups I understand why you wouldn’t want to do this) but it helps with name recognition Good luck! Hang in there. It’ll work out how it’s meant to.

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Send me a private message. I’ll send you a referral.

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Well… it seems I need 11 stars to privately message you lol. I’ll send you a message when I can! ☺️ (I’m a new user)

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The other side of it is that education is not the same everywhere in the world. For instance, the place where I was born and grew up there was a lot of bribery at the universities. Some students would graduate even without showing up to classes most of the year, let alone taking exams. They could always bribe faculty. I think that’s one of the reasons why here in US employers wouldnt necessarily trust foreign education in resumes unless it’s known places..But if you have work experience from the US, you should be able to land smth. Having connections/referrals are crucial in your case. Good luck!

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I guess it goes the same for medical professionals too. Lots of doctors from abroad will need to take boards and go through exams again to continue practice in the US.

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Tbh not only is there a strong bias against foreign education and work experience, but there is even a strong bias against what US state your work experience is from lol. When recruiting in NYC if you didn't work in a major metro you likely won't get a call I'm a white American male too so it's bad if even I can pick up on the bias

I think it's just more a superiority complex where people don't think the rest of the world/country hold themselves to as high of a standard as the hiring company does. At least that's what it has sounded like when people describe it to me during resume review time.

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Depends what country I think. Never had an issue with UK education, and have friends who have been fine with French, German etc undergrads. I think it’s less about the country as whether they’ve heard of it. Americans are more likely to have heard of Oxford, Cambridge, the Sourbonne and think of those as “target” universities

Right, for sure. It’s not like it’s RIGHT that it’s like that, but I think it’s understandable as to why it is

Sorry you’re having trouble buddy. It’s definitely a combination, you’re likely to get more opportunities if going through a continued education degree within the US post undergrad degree at your country. You can imagine that there is still a high level of applicants within the US, and to think of hiring an international there is also an extent about the need to provide a visa. Sometimes companies will assume, and if you do not require a visa you should explicitly also state US citizen or do not require a visa of some sort.

I’m actually not an international. I just said I graduated from outside of the US.

Yet, most of the talent in the US come from foreign countries with foreign education.

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