Job Hunting in the USA Job Market

America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, including over 14 million immigrants of whom around 750,000 are British. Cities like New York and San Francisco present a powerful draw to expatriates heading stateside for work, and there’s the added benefit of low taxes, more favourable weather and greater ethnic diversity than elsewhere in the world.

You’ll need a Green Card or a Work Visa to work here for any period of time

New York

If you can make it here, as Frank Sinatra says, you can make it anywhere. A global hub of finance, tech and media, it’s no wonder the Big Apple is chock-full of expats seeking their fortune – or just a very different way of life.

San Francisco

The City by the Bay enchants so many who visit – it’s financially stable with a vibrant, eclectic social scene and a strong education system. The air is clean and the city is, by and large, a safe place.

Put simply, San Fran is a pretty happy and prosperous place with great job opportunities thanks to its privileged position on the East Coast. And word on the street is, Silicon Valley is migrating north, with the rumblings of the next big innovation cycle taking place right here.


Texas state charges its inhabitants no income tax, and people living here will pay around half of what New Yorkers would pay in other taxes. 

Oil and gas, technology and business services and aerospace engineering make up a large portion of its booming job market. The latter’s not surprising, given that NASA is based here.

Search and Apply

There are a few ways you can get ahead of the game here in terms of finding that dream job in the USA, but first of all you should be making regular dates with Sign up and register for job alerts by email a good six months before you intend to move to the USA, is our expats’ advice.

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