USA Career Training Visas - Finding a Job

Career Training Visa

To help you find the perfect Trainee position please click on which option you want

Independent Training Programme

The Independent Training Programme allows you to independently select a host company in the USA for your training programme. It gives you the freedom to select the training opportunity that perfectly suits your individual needs. One of the most obvious ways to find an internship is to search online announcements for current internship openings. There are many general websites that you can search using keywords such as "Internship," or "Training," that will lead you to Job opportunities that would qualify for the Career Training programme.

General Job Announcements

Check the below websites for Job Opportunities

www.careerbuilder.com
www.craigslist.org
www.hotjobs.com
www.monster.com

Non-Profit Job Announcements

www.idealist.org
www.opportunitynocks.com
www.philanthropy.com/jobs

Internships & Seasonal Jobs Announcements

www.aboutjobs.com
www.coolworks.com
www.campusinternships.com
www.internjobs.com
www.internships.com
www.internweb.com
www.j1jobs.com

Industry-Specific Job Announcements
Hospitality

www.starchefsjobfinder.com
www.hcareers.com
www.hospitalityonline.com

IT

www.dice.com
www.computerwork.com
www.itjobs.net

Marketing/Advertising

www.marketingjobs.com
jobs.adagetalentworks.com

Engineering

www.engineerjobs.com
www.mechanicalengineer.com
www.engcen.com

Contacting Companies Directly

Another tactic for uncovering internships or trainee positions is to make direct contact with companies that interest you. Not all companies will advertise openings on external job sites; some companies will post openings only on their own website.

If you already know of companies or organizations in the USA that really interest you, try searching their website for available internship or trainee openings. If you find a position, submit your resume and cover letter as instructed by the employer. If there are multiple positions for which you'd like to apply, be sure to submit a separate resume and cover letter for each.
If you don't see a position that fits your qualifications, try to make personal contact with someone in the organization who is responsible for hiring employees (a Human Resources manager, or the manager/director of a particular department in which you'd like to work). You may be able to find individual contact information on the website, or you may need to call the main telephone number and ask to speak to someone.

Remember that persistence does pay off. While you should never be aggressive or demanding with a prospective employer, you want to clearly explain your enthusiasm for the company and your desire to work there. Unless otherwise specified, it is always a good idea to follow up emails and resume submissions with a telephone call, and vice versa. And, whenever possible, try to make initial contact with more than one person in the organization to increase your chances of reaching someone who may want to hire you.

If you don't already know of companies you'd like to target, you can develop a list by searching job announcements on the websites listed above or reading American newspapers and other industry-specific publications such as The Economist for general business, Lodging Magazine for hospitality, and Wired Magazine for IT. You can also do simple searches in search engines for keywords related to the type of company you are seeking (example: "USA Hotels", "Engineering Firm in New York City").

2. Premium Placement Option

This is where Go4less and our US sponsor will find you a Trainee position in the US. We will work closely with you and our US Host Companies and you will be placed in a US company that meets your business needs.

Please note there is an extra cost for this service. See "Costing"

If you want to apply for this option please email claire@go4less.ie for more information