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As you are well aware, the job market in Chicago is not the best right now. A
lot of the companies that used to freely sponsor workers no longer do so. I'm
sure you've been checking the job boards - Monster, HotJobs, CSA, etc. Most
listed positions will tell you whether or not permanent resident status is
Frankly, you might be better off continuing your education and going for the
advanced degree for now.
>===== Original Message From Karthik Sundaram <artandcopy -at- hotmail -dot- com> =====
>I am seeking some advice. I come from an engineering and graphic design
>background and have written umpteen manuals and documents, before I decided
>to qualify myself with an MS, which am currently finishing at the Illinois
>Institute of Technology, Chicago. Is it any easier to get an H1 for a
>technical writer with a US degree, or is it as tough? Some companies I
>approached turned down my Cv for the inability to work without sponsorship.
>How do I get across this hurdle? Also, any leads for a sponsoring company
>would be highly appreciated.
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