Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to coach some amazing ICAway students. I could see them land their dream jobs, for which I feel truly grateful.
Through this experience, I have seen the common mistakes that international students make when searching for jobs in the U.S.. And have discovered the three key challenges that they face:
- Not being able to find employers who want to hire international students
- Not knowing how to market themselves to American employers
- Coming in with no connections for job referrals
There are two main job search skills that international students need to have in order to overcome these challenges. These skills will help find American employers who value their capabilities more than their visa status.
ICAway Talent Platform
From my personal job search experience which led me to my first job in the U.S. at Deloitte with a six-figure salary, to my consequent experience as an HR professional, to a career coach for international students, I have gathered valuable insights and skills that I have transferred into this career coaching service called “ICAway Talent Platform”.
This complete career coaching solution was not built within a span of months. Rather, it took YEARS, with multiple rounds of testing and participation of approximately 100 students around the U.S.
With great support from my talented team, we have worked with me to lay out the learning roadmap and curriculum, produce coaching videos and learning content, design attractive training materials to enhance user experience, and so much more. We have successfully perfected our platform and are confident that it’s ready to support international students with their career search.
If you enroll to our platform and become an ICAway student, I will be fully committed to supporting you through this journey. You can ask questions and receive a response within 24 hours. You will have access to tools that will be crucial for your career search. I provide downloadable templates that you can customize and later submit to our team for review. The platform is an interactive experience that I have designed to simulate a learning experience of the students that I have successfully coached on a one-on-one basis.
Why do I call this a “complete career coaching solution”?
Searching for jobs as an international student is a unique experience. You need comprehensive support to acquire the right skills, build your career brand, understand your work visa options, and gain opportunities to meet with potential employers.
For this reason, as a member of the ICAway Talent Platform, you will be eligible for immigration consultation with a skilled immigration law firm.
If you have any questions about a career search in the U.S. or about our ICAway Talent Platform, please feel free to leave comments below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you on the ICAway Talent Platform!
Join the ICAway Talent Platform to learn how to build your new network in the U.S. and build a career brand that draws recruiters to you.
About Coach Kwan:
Kwan is a certified Senior Professional HR by HRCI, the U.S. premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. She has over 15 years of professional work experience with top organizations like BMW, Accenture, and Deloitte. With her human-capital knowledge and multicultural awareness, Kwan has designed a customized training program. It equips international students with the skills for their career search, encourages them to break through cultural barriers, and prepares them to enter the U.S. professional world. As the Founder and CEO of ICAway, Kwan is determined to build ICAway as an empowering community for international students that lights the way for them to find jobs in the U.S.