Landing a top-tier PM job in the US. Long-term plan

New zorro12
Feb 5 10 Comments

Hey blinders, is it the right place to ask for career advice?

My goal is to relocate to the US and get a Product Management job at a top-tier company, and I am not sure how to achieve it.

I'm an entrepreneur who launched two relatively successful IT businesses in Russia, working there both as CEO and PM. 7 years total experience, 5 of them running my own businesses.

- The budget that I was managing as a CEO/PM was $500k/year max
- I do not have any formal PM experience. Only working at my own business
- I neither worked in any English-speaking environment or built a company for the international market (though my English is pretty good)
- I don't have a strong network outside of Russia to refer me
- Will require visa sponsorship

I'm currently actively interviewing with some companies from the US, Canada, and the UK. None of them are top-tier, just "meh".

What path do you think I should take to achieve my goal?

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  • Move JUvY31
    Go to meh then jump to top tier if needed.
    Feb 5 3
    • New zorro12
      OP
      Meh in the US? I have several meh options around the world
      Feb 5
    • Move JUvY31
      Yes meh in the us. Bc having us address and Us work experience help you get top in us.
      Feb 5
    • Facebook 🥾 ⛺️
      Get that sweet sweet green card and doors open
      Feb 5
  • eBay eBayLover
    Your goal should be to first make it to the USA then find your dream job
    Feb 5 3
    • New zorro12
      OP
      How would you make it to the USA without a job offer? Or do you mean to get any PM-related job in the US first, even if the company is "meh"?
      Feb 5
    • eBay eBayLover
      Yes
      Feb 5
    • Google / Product
      bmy2012

      Google Product

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      bmy2012more
      Strongly disagree. First land the role with a decent (American HQ) tech company outside the US. Think Zurich, Munich, London, Sydney, Canada - Visa is in most places is easier than the US. After at least 1 year, transfer to the US. Much easier if the business is supportive.
      Feb 6
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    • New zorro12
      OP
      I'm practicing a lot (30+ mock interviews to this date), but in reality, it's hard to get even to the phone screening from where I am now
      Feb 5
  • Just get a eb-5 visa.
    Feb 6 0