How do I land a job in the Bay Area - when I'm currently overseas? Or should I move first?
October 24, 2011 6:54 AM Subscribe
How do I land a job in the Bay Area when I'm currently living overseas? Or should I throw caution to the wind and move there first?
posted by The Shiny Thing to work & money (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently living and working in Singapore, but ready to move - and I've decided, after a couple of trips over there, that I want to move to the SF bay area. I've been looking for jobs in corporate treasury - doing FX risk management for a big tech firm would be my ideal job - and I've sent in resumes to a few firms along those lines, but haven't heard a peep back.
So, question - is it even worth trying to apply for these sort of jobs from overseas? Should I move to SF first, and try to network my way into a job that way?
And if it *is* worth applying from overseas, how can I make myself look like a more appealing candidate even though I'd be relocating to take the job?
If it makes a difference, I've got 6+ years experience - and I'm an Aussie citizen, so I'm eligible for an E3 visa instead of having to queue for an H1B.
(And, because it never hurts to ask - do any Bay Area MeFites know a company that's looking for an experienced FX trader with coding skills?)