H-4 Life

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Me V/S Me

When I first stepped onto the plane from India I had no clue what America had to offer me.” The land of opportunities” they call it. Here I was with my husband on a 16 hr long trip to the... (Continue reading)

Five tips for a networking event

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H4 visa jobs – H4 visa volunteering – first job in the US. Chances are for each of these, you will need to do some amount of networking.  Though I have written about networking in my posts on H4 visa... (Continue reading)

H4 Visa Volunteer Jobs – 5 things to remember

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H4 visa vounteer jobs are a great opportunity. Because even though you are in a foreign country, and not earning money, you are gaining valuable experience which will add to your confidence and skills, and lines on your resume. And... (Continue reading)

The H4 life – Posts on life on the H4 visa

Below is a list of our posts on finding a job on H4 visa and enjoying your time while on H4. Jobs and Career on the H4 visa  5 Ways to boost your career while on the H4 Visa 5 Places... (Continue reading)

Five places to look for a job when on the H4 visa.

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H4 visa jobs. Its a dream, a slightly deflated dream at the moment, but a dream that must live on. Mostly I write about life and career on the H4 visa and today I thought I would cover 4 sources of... (Continue reading)

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Perfect Timing – Moms on H4

Whether planned or fortuitous, here’s why I think being a mom on an H4 visa is perfect timing. Extended maternity leave. Enjoy it and be sure that all your working counterparts envy you. Plus, you wont have to cut into... (Continue reading)

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Five reasons why the gloomy economy is good time to be on H4

I know what you are thinking – she was in hibernation all these months and has gone nuts. With all the tension around H1b hiring and job losses, how can she even say this… But if you are looking for jobs... (Continue reading)

Four ways to enjoy your time on the H4 visa

Usually I write about things I have found out you can do to push your career forward when on the H4 visa. Or just things you can do to take more control. I have told I am too serious, and... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 7 – Venturing out

Here is the next edition of the ‘Immigrant Diaries’ – a serialised story of the adventures and adjustments of life on an H4 visa or that of a new immigrant in the US. It started with Ruchi’s semi-blind love marriage to... (Continue reading)

Five ideas to try while on the H4 visa

When I was on H4 long time back, I was often too caught up in my daily routine to realize what an opportunity being on H4 can be. But hind sight is 20 – 20. And there are somethings I did well,... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 6 – Driving

Hi. This is a serialized story on life here as a new immigrant, one on an H4 visa. Here is the sixth edition. Do let me know if and how you like it. I want to hear from you as... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 5 – Opening the house

Hi friends, it took me a long time this time given the demands of life. But I have also received some great feedback on this from the readers and what I hear is that people would like more frequent editions,... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 4

Friends, thank you for all your comments on Editions 1,2,3. It took me a while to get this one done, but here it is. I do appreciate your time and comments, so please let me know what you think. You... (Continue reading)

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Volunteer Jobs on the H4 Visa

I have written about volunteering on the H4 visa before, and on how networking can get you there. And I know that on paper or online, it sounds simpler than it really is. First, getting a volunteer job you like... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – A Story on H4 Life – Edition 3

Friends, thanks for reading the first and second editions of this serialized story. It is encouraging to receive your comments and I appreciate your time. I would appreciate any feedback you have on this one – a work of fiction... (Continue reading)

Getting that first job after H4 – three things I did right and one big mistake

So I have written about how I messed up my first job interview after an H4 hiatus partially because of still being green to American ways. This time I thought I will highlight some things I did right and wrong... (Continue reading)

Waiting for Godot, err…Green Card

I write on living in the US on H4, mostly. And as I was speaking to friends, it became clear, that the single biggest cloud looming over an H4 ers mind is the question – when will I get my... (Continue reading)

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What candidate is going to be better for us?

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Hi Guys, we as immigrants, who do you think is going to be better for us? Hillary or Obama? . The Republicans? Or  any combination:  Hillary – Obama, Obama – Hillary, or any combination of the beloved Republicans? Whay do ya think?    ... (Continue reading)

Five things I did not know about the US when I got here on the H4 visa

 I think when we get a proposal from someone working in the US or your spouse (as in my case) moves to the US, there is quite a bit of excitement about visiting a new country, seeing Amriki things and... (Continue reading)

Networking when on the H4 visa, or when just at home

 In one of my previous posts on how to boost your career when on an H4 visa, I talked about using the time to build your network. But I know very well, through my own inexperience at it when I... (Continue reading)

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