Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and an employer guide with a database searchable by location. You can access GoinGlobal by logging in to Handshake and selecting “Resources” from the “Career Center” drop down menu.

Country Career Guides
Each guide includes pertinent information that will make your global transition easier. Check out available topics including: job search resources, nonprofits and volunteer organizations, industry and employment trends, top companies, professional and social networking, embassy listings, work permits and visas, and more. There are guides for more than 40 countries, and each has been written by local experts for that specific country.

USA/Canada City Career Guides
If you are planning to stay in the United States, this section provides information specific to the city of your choice for more than 50 U.S. and Canadian cities. Each guide includes a city overview, cost of living, industry and employment trends for that location, chamber of commerce information, and networking resources to grow your contacts. It also provides a list of location-specific organizations that have sponsored H1B visas.

Job Postings and Internship Listings
There are more than 16 million positions posted on GoinGlobal at any one time. The postings are updated on a daily basis and are gathered from numerous search engines. You can make your search as specific or open-ended as you like. Choose a city and country and search in English or the native language using key words. This will give you an idea of job titles related to your field of choice. You can also search by job title or organization name.

H1B Visa Info
The H1B visa section gives you information about organizations that have submitted H1B visa petitions (applications) to the U.S. government. This information is updated annually and comes from the U.S. Department of Labor. There are more than 400,000 records, which can be searched by location or sorted by company and number of petitions. For example, you can identify organizations that have larger numbers of submitted applications to help identify ones that might be willing to hire an international student.

Employer Directory
The Employer Directory is updated quarterly and includes more than 450,000 records. You can browse by U.S. state or by county. You can also search by keyword as well as organization name or size. You can also use a NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) number, which allows you to look at employers by industry classification.

GoinGlobal is a valuable resource for you to take advantage of and is a must for those planning to go abroad. If you are interested in knowing more you can watch a webinar that gives more detailed information about what GoinGlobal can do for you located in the training section. Enjoy your global exploration!

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