International Hiring 101: Tap into New Talent Pools

Join Global Cleveland, MidTown and Health Tech Corridor for an informational session on how to grow your business and impact your hiring goals by bringing on international talent.

Did you know?

  • International students in STEM fields can work for a period of up to 3 years after graduation under OPT (optional practical training) which does not require visa sponsorship
  • Refugees come to the US with full work authorization (no sponsorship required)

With support from local refugee resettlement agencies and experts with the Refugees Services Collaborative of Cleveland (RSC), local employers are discovering a new talent pool, finding the skilled employees they need, and experiencing increased productivity. The local economy is benefiting too, with about $50 million generated by refugee resettlement and employment.

Join us to learn how your organization can benefit from tapping into these talent pools. Speakers for this session will be Erin Brown, Immigration Attorney with and Kerissa MacKay, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

Breakfast and coffee will be provided, and seating is limited - please make sure to RSVP!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-hiring-101-tap-into-new-talent-pools-tickets-31073842700

Date and Time

Fri, February 10, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Location

Midtown Cleveland Inc
5000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103


An International Student Guide to Job Searching in Cleveland

Most Effective Job Search Methods:

Networking

75-80% of jobs are found through networking!

Networking is the ongoing process of growing personal contacts to gain information about careers. Networking does not involve asking anyone for a job! Your goal is to continually build a network that reaches within your career field until you uncover employer needs.

Get your networking started with a Global Cleveland volunteer: https://globalcleveland.org/international-newcomers/signup/

 

Respond to Job Openings

5-15% of all jobs are found through job postings

In addition to applying for job openings, use them as a research tool to see what types of positions and skills are listed in your field.

Browse openings here: globalcleveland.org/career-resources/job-listings

 

Work with Recruiters

10-20% of all jobs are found through recruiters

Retained recruiters are hired by companies to recruit senior level executives with salaries close to $100k and above.

Contingency recruiters seek a broader range of recruits from lower mid-level through and including senior level professionals. Call several firms that specialize in your field and follow up weekly to inquire about available opportunities.

Contact us for more information about recruiters in the Cleveland area.

 

Contact Companies Directly

5-15% of all jobs are found by contacting companies directly

Coffee meetings, informational interviews, volunteering and internships are great ways to get to know a prospective employer! Research the companies that work in your field and get networking! globalcleveland.org/career-resources/employers-and-industries

Stay tuned, we will cover Tips for Success in our February Newsletter!

 

Questions?

Contact Global Cleveland

P: (216) 472-3282

E: [email protected]

1422 Euclid Ave, Suite 1652

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

 


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