One of the key requirements of a successful PERM application is showing that the alien has sufficient educational or work experience. In a lot of cases there will be many Americans who have similar kinds of work experience, thus making them equally eligible for the job from an education perspective. A lot of these domestic workers who may have great experience might not have exceptional training in their background. They might have worked for 10 years as a software developer with Apple but do not have a degree in computer science to combine with it.
Showing that an alien has exceptional educational and working experience will be the deciding factor. A lot of PERM applications will be turned away on exactly this point. An alien needs to be able to describe in detail, and show in detail, each component of their educational and work experience. Though this might seem like a daunting task, it really is not. It is part of the lifestyle of a high-functioning specialist to document all their professional experiences. Each individual needs to have a complete resume with strong references from each chapter of their working or educational life. If they did not document everything it would be immensely challenging to apply for a job anywhere. The DOL will look over these documents and take very seriously a lacking of references or adequate descriptions of work experience.
Here are some helpful tips for employers and employees for showing their educational and work experience in sufficient fashion:
Always Be As Detailed As Possible – This goes for any kind of job. An alien’s application must start from the very beginning and give a description, at each stage, of the kinds of courses they were taking, what projects they were working on, and so forth. In describing tasks at a company, being vague is the worst option. Be as descriptive as possible about the tasks performed, and try to show relevance to the job requirements being offered by a company in the States.
Give More References Than Required – Showing the trustworthiness and support for the alien in their previous experience will go a long way toward convincing the DOL that this individual is superior to any domestic applicant.
Show How They Are Overqualified – Just giving a list of education and work experience might not be enough. An employer should inform the alien to include any extra work-related experiences that show their expertise. This is taking a cue from the immigration procedure into the United States which is based on possible candidates advertising themselves in the most glowing terms possible, both in terms of labor potential and moral character.
Following these methods will ensure the highest likelihood of a successful PERM application.