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Anyone who could search software job successfully right after coming to US on H4 EAD ?

Amazon ifTx37
Feb 22

Have this situation and hence some questions regarding dos and donts. My wife is in a tier 2 govt college in India studying final year. So she'll start job search with 0 work ex. Does that make it very hard in US?

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  • LinkedIn Blimp!
    I think the right question to ask is will there be H4 Ead when you wife comes here. Mostly it will be removed by then. (Google H4 ead for latest news if you are not following what is happening).

    Even if the H4Ead remains as is when she comes here, it will be relatively more difficult than others with prior experience. Main reason is for someone without experience the top companies prefer US college hires.

    Not impossible but harder for good jobs. If it is any job, then she can get one and then try for good ones later
    Feb 225
    • Amazon ifTx37
      OP
      Plan is to just start on H4 EAd and do job search for 3-4 months. If she gets a job but EAd is removed, we can always start MSCS program right after.
      Feb 22
    • Amazon ifTx37
      OP
      so basically I am trying to analyse whether we should straightway go for Masters (before even coming to US) or give EAD a chance
      Feb 22
    • LinkedIn Blimp!
      Sounds good, but what is the benefit of spending money on MS CS if H4 ead is removed ? Don’t do it for visa sake, do it only if she wants to do MS. Because MS only postpones work visa problems, but does not guarantee one. After MS, she will have to play H1b lottery while on OPT
      Feb 22
    • Amazon ifTx37
      OP
      3 chances make it highly probable to get an h1b. So this should not be an issue.
      Feb 22
    • Microsoft naaam
      OPT could be challenged too. You never know
      Feb 22
  • Microsoft desi guy
    Some unsolicited advice since I saw another post from you on transferring via L1:

    The first 1-2 years of married life should be relaxed and used to build a bond between you two. I was also like you, ruthlessly solving for wife getting to work immediately, doing Masters, H4EAD, interviews before H1 lottery, TC etc. Take these things slow, and use your full mental horsepower to think where you'll take her for vacations, getting a beautiful house, how to pamper her in Seattle etc. Your pay being above 150k is comfortable for two people, focus on building a lifelong bond with her as soon as she gets to the US. Cement your marriage first.
    Feb 231
    • Amazon kuchnai
      Why are you assuming he doesn’t know her since forever?
      Feb 23
  • ANSYS salsa7
    Is this an arranged marriage? Why should she leave everything in India for you? It's always better to marry someone that's living in the same country.
    Feb 232
    • PayPal mrhuddle
      Op is not asking you for a marriage advice. Please keep your opinions to yourself!
      Feb 23
    • Amazon god
      Only if it was that easy
      Feb 23
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    newbie1221

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    Child marriage still happening in India ?
    Feb 231
  • Microsoft / Eng
    wRHq76

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    My wife got 4 offers within 2 weeks of interviews.
    Feb 231
    • Amazon god
      When? Right now, isn’t it difficult with the chaos?
      Feb 23
  • Apple lIRa33
    You can directly bring her. As per latest guidelines college degree is no longer needed for swe roles
    Feb 222
  • Intel notpor
    Oh boy. No time to enjoy life?
    Feb 222
    • Amazon ifTx37
      OP
      Get a job and then enjoy better
      Feb 22
    • Intel notpor
      Goodluck man. Hope you find happiness.
      Feb 22
  • Google kweJ64
    Btw she is still in final year? That’s a bit too young 😳
    Feb 230

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