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I Got laid off yesterday and I am on H1b

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I’m really sorry, OP. My heart goes out to you. I can refer you at EY. I’m in the cyber practice here. I really like it, it’s full of good people. DM me if interested.

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60 days grace period right? Hard to get sponsorship at Accenture but happy to refer.

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I have friends that own a company in Mexico City, they’ve won international awards on penetration testing and they can work on your sponsorship.

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What is your skillset? How long do you have until you have to leave? Do you have firms and positions selected we can have folks refer you to? I’m sure folks here have no problem making referrals to open positions that sponsor.

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I don’t have any positions at my firm open for this, I’ll scour my network. At the same time, I hope everyone else reading this does the same.

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Very strange, cyber sec is hot right now.

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What function? What firm? Can we all send your resumes for a referral? Are you in a position to hire?

Student visa until find sponsorship ?

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Better start planning for the worst, hope for the best. In case of the former, be prepared to move, the logistics are quite painful, so do spend time on that along with the other stuff you need to do.

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This is extremely odd, I know about several engagements that literally could not find cyber staffing since everyone is so booked. Good luck OP, I’m sure you will find something great!

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Yes I guess so

Op - sorry to hear, what was the reason they gave?

Cyber in PwC was doing well. So I thought.

Were you laid off or fired? Very distinct difference between the two, if you were indeed laid off, what reason did they provide? Were you utilized? I thought PwC Cyber was doing a lot better now.

They said they could not find a project for me!

How long were you on a bench? And did you actively seek out projects to get yourself staffed?

Sorry to hear that! All the best luck in this time. I’m also in H1B and have to deal with this fear everyday...

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