Hi, how difficult is it to find a job after completing MS in CS?

Hi how difficult is it to find a job after completing MS in CS. How much time do we have to find a job after completing MS before we get deported?
How different is the hiring process in USA as compared to India?

Well…if you are actively seeking the jobs and reaching out to recruiters on LinkedIn or at career events,most of the students managed to grab a job…I would say 70-80% students have managed to get a job…or you can volunteer for free…under some professor till you grab your first job…I think it is around 3 -5 months before you are asked to leave the country in case of unemployment.

Hi it would be great if you could answer the following questions:

1.)What are the current job prospects in U.S.A for CS? Are companies willing to hire Indians, because I have heard that they have to sponsor the H1-B VISA for us and hence because of this most of the companies are refraining from hiring Indians?

2.)Considering the current scenario in U.S.A how difficult would it be for me to find a job when I am done with my MS in 2022.

3.)Currently I am working as a ETL Developer, I work on a java based tool called Clover ETL, but my interest is towards software development and mostly I will be doing my MS in that domain so after completing my MS when I go for job interviews for a software developer role will my prior experience in ETL be considered as a plus point or would it be futile. Will it be better for me to switch to a software developer role and work as a software developer till the time I am in India?

4.) What is the difference between the education system in India and U.S.A in terms of exam pattern, scoring marks, difficulty level of the questions, etc?

5.) How much of an impact does your prior job role/experience in India have while interviewing for a job in the U.S.A?

6.) What is the difference between the hiring process in India and U.S.A ? It would be great if you could also tell me about the hiring process in U.S.A in general.

  1. I am from ASU and I saw companies such as Walmart,Paypal,Adobe,Google,Microsoft,Facebook,Amazon,Goldman Sachs,Barclays,etc. recruiting my friends.So,there are ample opportunities if you are good in your skills.Yes,some companies such as Amercan Express ,Bank of America,etc. (mostly banks) have stopped hiring outsiders,but that shouldnt be much of a concern

  2. It is easy ,u just have to look at right places and have a good single page resume (you can refer mine at LinkedIn).Having said that, it all boils down to individual how he is balancing his college course(& college life) and job search.

3)Most companies hire Java based developers…you just need to sell your skilss right and show that you can code when a particular problem statement is given to you.No need to switch roles,just get your java knowledge right and in resume,mention a little bit about your college projects of software development.I have seen students who worked as QA (Testing) but were able to grab software developer roles as they showd that they had knowledge of the langauage and software development.

4)It is very different,but on a generic level,I would say that if you have studied in India, USA education system would be little bit easier for you .The only thing is lot of assigments,which you have to do on your own .They have strcit policies against plagiarism.

  1. A one year job is more than enough.You should be confident in your coding skilss,if you are looking for Software jobs.

6)Hiring process in USA is more of online,although theree are career events,people get interview calls from career event (I git mine), but ya it is mostly online application and reaching to recruiters on LinkedIn