I am a senior at a state university and have been struggling lately to find a job as I am graduating in May of 2019. The Plan was to go to grad school straight but again, I decided to work for a couple of years. I probably have applied to about 67 companies so far and have mostly received rejections. The fact that I'll require a sponsorship later on might be one of the few major factors behind this. I did receive around 4 interviews(Apple, wayfair, BNY Mellon, Blackrock) but already got rejected from 2 and I've got no hope from remaining two either.
I worry everyday as my graduation date is nearing and as it's already December, I don't see a clear bright path ahead.
Well, the goal of my post is to hear from you guys. Based on your experience, what makes a successful candidate?
Guys, please give me some suggestions, what do you think would be the best thing to do?
Yes, I am looking for a job in tech(software engineering).
- Square YeL7jiWhat’s your GPA? Lots of students just plain don’t put in the effort and just pass classes without ever developing a passion. Are you passionate about coding?
- Intel (⌐■_■)@Apple a friend said an Apple recruiter was interested in her profile but when he asked for her GPA (MSCS, below 3.5 because of one class that she couldn't drop and other issues) he said that he couldn't consider her and she had to wait a few years before the GPA becomes unimportant. Her undergrad CS GPA was above 3.7. Seems to conflict with your info.
- If you have an American significant other you're serious about, just get married and be done with the visas forever. Then you can at least get any job or go back to school. Otherwise, get some career advice from someone you admire, who's had similar circumstances and they're in a place you would rather be. Network, make powerful friends, get so good at what you do that everybody listens.
- Market is becoming saturated. Everyone and their mom is trying to be a software engineer now (see other post about a mom trying to crack FANG https://us.teamblind.com/s/KSSJTuNF)
- Facebook odnafskgpnow it is too difficult to get h1b. many people have worked for years are still using opt.
- I have no much idea of USA, not following h1 visa news much. But Canada opens arms to qualified ppl if you struggle to get in USA. IMO it could be good experience to go there 2 years
- I guess you can see the details here https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.htmlDec 6, 2018 1
- So from interviewing waay to many candidates over the last four years IMHO someone with a BS degree and a passionate enough to work on some open source projects in highschool get an equal chance. They are both going to require training and have holes in their education. It’s going to be who’s the better cultural fit. Now masters student seem to need a lot less training and have a lot less holes but there are reasons even google hires strait out of coding camps these days. If you really want it work on that portfolio or get a masters.