I am a citizen of Italy. I have been working at a university as a researcher in the United States for six years. Our study is coming to a conclusion in six months. I am beginning to network to find a new placement. Do I need to state my citizenship and status on my resume? I am not a US citizen, but I do hold a US H1-B Visa. The university sponsored me to achieve this and it was given to me based on my PhD (earned in Italy), MS (earned in UK) and my specialized knowledge.
How do I present myself properly?
Thank you for your advice.
It is not required to show on your resume, but in your situation it will help you. Employers will see that your education and experience is outside the US. If they have any doubt that you are not eligible to work, you can put them at ease. Add a category to the bottom of your resume, “Citizenship.” Under that, indicate your citizenship and your authorization to work (your H1-B Visa).
Wishing you continued success,
Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is President of Careers Done Write, a premier career services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries.