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Pradnya Deshpande
over 6 months ago
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What's the use of my education?

After working so hard to get my education, I am back to square one. Being an international individual in the USA is a pain. Employers refuse to look beyond the point of me being an international individual who is going to need a H-1B sponsorship. I don't see a point in my MS HRM education anymore. I am just looking for a HR job that pays me the minimum wage. I am looking for experience and there a whole bunch of jobs out there that I am qualified for but I do not get a call from recruiters. Which I am guessing is due to the sponsorship issue. I am on the verge of just giving up!!!!

#jobsearch #discouraged #HR #ineedajob #lookbeyondmyimmigrationstatus #HRjobs

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Patricia Collins

The whole misleading structure needs a major overhaul. Higher education just means for a lot of people starting their career off owing and being in major debt...and without a way of resolution. I think of it as an economical, political trick or a form of enslavement!

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felicity longo

Where do you live? I got into HR by the route of a staffing agency. I started as a staffing specialist and now am working for an actual HR company. If you are willing to start there I would try all the staffing agencies near you. Also, do not let all the bitter people on these comments bother you. Them saying that immigrants are hurting American born citizens is ridiculous. This country was built on immigration and those peoples ancestors were immigrants too. Diversity is key to innovation/progress and you are welcome here by anyone with a brain.

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Patricia Collins

The whole misleading structure needs a major overhaul. Higher education just means for a lot of people starting their career off owing and being in major debt...and without a way of resolution. I think of it as an economical, political trick or a form of enslavement!

Possible Solution: Since you are already in major debt...why not stick your neck out there a bit more..and start your own employment service that is geared for people just like yourself. Use and take Power of your skills and education and use it instead of letting it control you!

I ask Universal Law to show you the way to success and freedom! However, never give up but learn to move on and demand the resources and control that is due. Your due diligence in education has already been achieved, now puts that brain power to use. Be that Winner you were born to be! God stays "We Are All entitled to Peace, Love, Health, Abundance, and Happiness it is our inherited right...and if we don't have it then we are doing something wrong.

There are government grants out there for people who want to start their own business. Even more, so shadow ghost lenders that are ready to launch whenever someone can present them with a viable business proposal.

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Patricia Collins

"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God...(Kingdom Where?); WITHIN You..and All Else Shall Follow". As Above, So Below...same as...As Within, So Without. Check out Creative Mind, on youtube by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes. You need nothing more for you already possess Everything!

I AM, an Heir to First CauseEndowed With All The Power of My FatherI Have Been Given Everything~All Is Mine...and All I have to Do Is Reach Out My Mental Hand and Take It."

By the way..."Giving Up" is not an option...unless you are talking about suicide...and even then you "Will Return", and repeat this Spiritual Experience All Over Again! "We Are Not Here to Learn but to Remember...Who and What We Truly Are"! THE CREATOR'S ESSENCE, created in IT's (Creator), the Almighty's image and likeness...this does not mean to look like!

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Kevin Inman

There are places that can help you and companies I know of right now hiring for several different positions where this isn’t an issue. Like someone said below go to a staffing agency, which I am getting non stop calls from recruiters to work at these places and to do HR work and I’m just networking and seeing what things I can do to help our company and have focused and put time in on the side to help I individuals regardless of where they come from find jobs or career paths they are needing help with. Our company is very diverse and almost every promotion, if not all, has come from within the company from people who started out as an entry level position. I know of so many independent contractors too who have jobs and this is not an issue from them and I have found amazing people now in our management team that are from all walks of life so it’s not a race thing or whatever comment someone below posted. At least not with me. I look for people who follow the rules, work hard, and perform well and that’s how you move up. Don’t give up. Get an entry level job and because I care about giving back and helping others unlike the comment made below about this being a race thing, I would gladly help get you set up with a recruiter, staffing agency, job, and work with you on your career portfolio and come up with a development plan for no charge. But that’s easier if you live in the same city I do or state at least. Need a little more info to help but if you feel you are at rock bottom and there is no hope then let me give you some encouragement. When building something, what better place to do it on a strong solid rock then in something weaker that can get washed away or destroyed easier. So use this to not quit but to build your foundation in all aspects of your life and you will see positive changes. Never give up though.

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Sean Maguire, SPHR

To sponsor a H1-B applicant costs the employer at least $6,000 per hire. They need to also pay your prevailing wage based on the occupation listed in your LCA. They are also continually subjected to random I-9 inspection since they employ you. The fact that the H1-B process has become such a burden that many employers don't want to undertake it is understandable. It often takes 6 months or more for your petition to be approved, as they recently got rid of premium processing.

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Joseph Borngreat

If I were you I would go try those other jobs and do them. Make some money to sponsor myself. I could get a business going on by the side and my other job also. That's how you beat them sweetie. Education helps grants you a degree, but knowing what to do with it, helps you shine anywhere.

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Edgar Ayala

If I’m not mistaken, your concern is having achieved a notable academic discipline? Feel like giving up? Don’t! Instead analyze. Dig deeper. You chose this course of study because you enjoy it? If so, perhaps being more receptive to your calling may drive you further to pursue your destiny. “International individual?” Imagine the “valué” you could have in the “ logistics” arena!!!! Appears to be right up your sleeve. Don’t give up! Go after what’s been written for you InshaALLAH. Your hard work deserves it!

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kevin petz

One more thing. I am a retired HR Director. I worked for the Fed Gov't as such for 43 years. How did I get my first job? I applied and applied for intern positions and was told I wasn't qualified. How does a person with a Masters Degree not qualified for a intern? So I told them I would volunteer for 90 days and if they didn't want me I would leave. Boy did I work hard and my boss saw it. The rest is history. Bottom line is I got the same intern position I was told I wasn't qualified for 6 time. Have a plan and Never give up.

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Dorcas C.

Dear Pradnya, I am a citizen of this country and have a dual Masters Degree and have ALSO had an extremely difficult time finding employment. I am a woman of Color who speaks three languages fluently (one of them, of course, being English) and finding gainful employment has been EXTREMELY difficult, nearly impossible and, like you, I am in a VERY discouraging place. After having walked away from a career that was fulfilling, on a human level, as well as financially, to care for my Mom who became bedridden, I feel as if I am viewed, by prospective employers, as someone who is not worthy of an investment, even with my educational an professional experience! It's almost as if I have become "unemployable", BECAUSE of my professional and educational accomplishments. Now, I am between a rock and a hard place: either I'm OVERQUALIFIED or have spent too many years out of the "marketplace", to be considered a viable candidate. My heart goes out to you Pradnya -- I know how difficult it is to believe that a good education is a guarantee for a career or, at least, gainful employment, and discover that is not always the case. It's painful to see people who may not have the same level of mastery, knowledge or professional acumen, who are gainfully employed, while you struggle to get your foot in the door. Don't give up hope -- you're a young woman, which is a great advantage in this country (fortunately or otherwise) -- consider working with a mentor at your university, who may give you good advice on how to get your foot in the door. You might also consider working with an organization that works with immigrants, to help navigate the immigration system. Also, consider working as an intern, proving your skills and mastery and then applying for paid employment within that organization. DON"T GIVE UP, PRADNYA -- I am having to begin again, after years of educational & professional history & every day is a challenge but, I will continue to strive, even if that means completely reinventing myself...Be brave and move forward -- the horizon is within reach!....

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