Immigration

6
Jul

When you speak English – can people understand you easily?

Image via Wikipedia These questions are taken from my web site: I thought it might be interesting to answer them in writing. Please write to me with other points you’re aware of and we can discuss them. o Do you need to change the way you speak? If people look at you with question marks in their eyes, if they

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5
Jun

Interviewing Tips for non USians – an important aspect of successful business communications

Image by mathoov via Flickr What do foreign-born career seekers have problems with when looking for a job in the US? They don’t know how to “sell” themselves; they talk around questions and don’t back up their answers with examples and interesting stories. Even when they are MBA students at Stanford looking for that special job. Many foreign-born professionals are

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4
Jun

Will the US be left out in the cold in future innovations?

A few days ago, Bob Greifeld, who is the chief executive of Nasdaq OMX, gave us the latest news on the “over- application” – once again – for the H-1B visas granted this year [2008].. He wrote: On April 1 [2008], the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for the coveted 65,000 H-1B visas that allow

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10
May

Inspiring Women: Women 2.0 Conference Stanford Women in Business

How inspiring it was this morning, May 10, 2008, to see a whole room [tent] full of eager, young women, all determined to move forward with their ideas which will turn into full fledged businesses – and the women are counting on this. The back of the room had a clothes line hung along the wall, full of napkins, on

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4
May

Getting into the US – legally!

Michael Arrington [TechCrunch] wrote a great blog in which he featured Peter Nixey who talks about his adventurous immigration trials or- as he says – “how we brought Clickpass to California and how a holiday turned into a pitch turned into a company and finally into a successful product.” If you want to know what choices you have for a

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3
Apr

Rush for H1-B Visas for 2008 – are there enough? We need these foreign professionals!

Image from Wikipedia The 2 tech greats Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT) are trying to make Congress understand that they need to increase the amount of foreign skilled workers they let into the country under the H1-B Visa. [Source:http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_8726242.htm] Once more applications for the H1-B lottery are going out next Tuesday and last year, the quota was filled on the first

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3
Feb

Immigrants are beneficial to US – Myths Explored

Image from Wikipedia According to a recent blog posting, where the bloggers put together myths and facts on immigration, the facts they quoted (and to which there are government links) resonated for me; I have been working and talking with high level high-tech executive immigrants or foreign-born professionals who bring incredible benefits to the US; however, we shouldn’t forget the

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