Urgent need of referrals after getting laid off on H1-B

Jan 8 56 Comments

Hi,

I’m on the first year of my H1-B and got laid off since the startup I work for decided to let go the whole of the Machine Learning team. I worked as a Machine Learning Engineer for my team since July ‘17.

I’d get paid until the end of this month and then the 60 days H1-B grace period for job hunt.

I would really appreciate referrals or any piece of advice. I request no trolls please cause it’s been tensing for me as is.

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  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    Well, Blind does have a heart after all... Good to see so much positivity here !
    Jan 8 0
  • Contact all friends for referrals , apply on LinkedIn in all companies
    Jan 8 3
    • PayPal unionfind
      Do u enjoy other people's misery?
      Saddist.
      Jan 8
    • What are you talking about ? I was only trying to help
      Jan 8
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      You think this machine learning guy hasn't already done that?

      Username circles out.
      Jan 8
  • Zalando JMP2
    check this month’s who is hiring thread on hacker news. my best response rate was from there.
    Jan 8 1
  • Bose boxbox
    Really nice example of blind community sticking together and helping someone
    Jan 8 0
  • Dropbox drl/food
    Is this how H1-B is supposed to work?
    Jan 8 11
    • Dropbox drl/food
      It's for specialty workers, isn't it? Companies just so happen to require a specialist because somebody got laid off, and you don't even know what OP's specialty is?
      Jan 8
    • Nvidia monolith
      I am not sure I get your question. Yes h1b is for speciality worker. OP would be employed in a speciality field and then OP got laid of. OP mentioned ML so his profile has to do something with ML which would be a speciality occupation.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft BAvp72
      I think you're over focusing on the word "specialty" here. In h1b for software eng context, it basically means "has a degree"
      Jan 8
    • Dropbox drl/food
      So basically anybody with a degree is considered a specialist? Okay, I'm under the impression that it meant an actual specialty. Like something that would be difficult to find domestic.
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft BAvp72
      Basically a skilled software engineer with a 4 year degree or equivalent with experience is the specialism (specialist vs. the general pop)
      Jan 8
    • Microsoft lalalond
      Speciality means having computer science degree or worked as a software engineer. Granularity is just that.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon txwalker
      I dont think h1 b has any grace period. Everyone says that because to transfer you need to submit pay stubs and any missing pay stubs is a problem.
      Jan 8
    • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
      drl/food, OP is just getting a referral, the companies interviewing HAVE the right to hire domestic/H1B. The companies can reject the candidate if he doesn't have the required skills. The OP is not getting a free lunch anywhere. No need to be so toxic.
      Jan 8
    • Wikimedia TWim25
      @txwalker there is a grace period, once per visa iirc. Relatively new (Jan 2017) and maybe only if it’s a lay-off (no quit etc)
      Jan 8
    • Credit Karma Market
      @txwalker there is an official 60 day grace period now. Look it up
      Jan 9
  • Toptal tulaimanas
    Just be careful of where you apply, layoffs are becoming rampant even in big companies. Eg: Cisco laid off some 3k employees in last 4 yrs ( quiet affair)
    https://6figr.com/layoff/Cisco-Systems

    This site lists all california reported layoffs, quite helpful IMHO if you're surviving on H1b
    Jan 9 3
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      Shocked at how little job sec there is' in this industry
      Jan 9
    • Toptal tulaimanas
      Lol the site shows 575 people laid off from Bank of America. Just 6 months ago! Was it made public?
      Jan 9
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      No idea. It's common here to cut people so don't worry about it.
      Jan 9
  • Capital One / Eng iti
    Create a profile in hired.com and indeed prime. Both are free service and recruiter will contact you.
    Jan 9 2
    • Microsoft lalalond
      Does it really work? I never got any from hired.
      Jan 11
    • Capital One / Eng iti
      Yes, if you are an engineer.
      Jan 11
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    PM me if interested in Akamai
    Jan 8 0
  • Reddit vP15Ga
    Reddit is hiring. Can’t refer unfortunately because of referral requirements, but would be happy to have more good Snoos
    Jan 8 0
  • Oracle / Eng QuankQuank
    I can refer you for any opening that you are interested in at oracle
    Jan 8 0
  • Oracle Pearman
    Pm me I can see if I can help you ...
    Jan 8 0
  • Facebook fourohfour
    I can help refer as well, PM me!
    Jan 8 2
    • Oath / Eng
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      hit me up if you need interview prep or referrals for big N companies!
      nerdsRule!more
      recruiter said fb has paused hiring for new grads , no harm in referring though can try. Just putting this here so OP who is in a serious situation doesn’t bank much on fb
      Jan 8
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      👎👎🏾
      Jan 8
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    Jan 8 1
  • Bose boxbox
    I can help too if you are interested in Bose Ml . pm me
    Jan 8 1
  • VMware eMMQ62
    Pm for vmware!
    Jan 8 0
  • PM me your details and resume please
    Jan 8 0
  • Salesforce / Eng tc || gtfo
    PM me for referral
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng -/:;1234
    PM for referrals. Have friends working at few tech companies. Can ask them to refer you.
    Jan 8 0
  • Credit Karma Market
    Create a profile on hired.com and alist. You'll get a lot of interview requests
    Jan 9 1
    • Microsoft Kggkf
      What is alist?
      Jan 11
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    Start of becoming an illegal alien
    Jan 9 1
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      Jan 9
  • Bank of America BRjH71
    Pm for boa
    Jan 8 1
  • PayPal bTEe33
    Please PM me. PayPal is always looking for good ML engineers. Thanks.
    Jan 8 1
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    Jan 9 0
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    Jan 8 0
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    Jan 8 0
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    Jan 8 0

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