American economy added 203,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent. USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B Visa petitions onApril 1, 2014. Should you apply for jobs right now or wait until January?
December hiring is at low levels in many industries. However, applications tend to slow down during the holiday season more than openings do -- tipping the balance in favor of those who do apply!
Hiring managers and CEOs will typically try to reduce their operating profits by incurring search fees towards the end of each year, to avoid paying taxes. They also do not want to lose the allocated funds for new employees.
Following are some suggestions that will help you get H-1B visa next year:
- Update your contact, skills and resume, so employers can find you and contact you directly.
- Be proactive: 2014 visa reports are not ready yet. But you can still search 2013H1B Visa, Green Card, and Wage Determination to find potential employers and pitch them directly.
- Be informed: Check E-Verify Employer Database and USCIS Employer Blacklist, so you will not become a victim of visa scam. The lists will also be updated in January 2014.
- Be smart: Use our Resume Blast Service and Smart Apply Service, so your job hunting will be much less painful.