Job Search

Overview

 In order to legally work while living in the United States, you must apply for and receive an Employment authorization Document (EAD). See Documents section for instructions on how to apply.

Resources for Resume Writing and Career Training

Public Libraries

Many public libraries have resume writing workshops or software available for free as well as language learning resources. Check with your local public library about free services available.

Virtual Career Skills Program

Upwardly Global is helping Ukrainian refugees land professional jobs in their fields in the U.S. Their free program includes resume-writing, interview preparation, skills training, and certifications, as well as individualized coaching, career networking, and presenting you to employers. The program is 100% free and graduates from the program earn an average salary of $67k per year.

   Program Requirements:

  • Ukrainians on TPS and U4U programs can join and benefit from the program even while they wait for their work authorization document
  • Must have a pending work authorization (application submitted for EAD)
  • Must have at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Must have decent English skill. You will be asked to take English assessment and will be directed to ESL classes prior to taking the program if you cannot pass the assessment.

Job Search Websites

Beware of hiring scams! Some bad actors scam desperate people looking for a job to obtain money or free labor. See our guide below to make sure you are not being scammed.

Jobs for Ukrainians

These job boards and websites were created specifically for Ukrainians and include job listings from all over the world.

Academic job postings

Office Jobs

These job search websites are generic for all kinds of jobs – many companies post job advertisements on these sites. You can search jobs by skill set, keywords, and experience level.

Temporary Jobs

Remote Jobs

You can also search for Telegram channels or Facebook groups for job offers in your local city.


Beware of Hiring Scams

Please use discretion in order to avoid potential scams and bad actors. 

How to verify that a posting is legit:

  1. Do not proceed via links that have warnings about connection privacy or certificate validity.
  2. Make sure that the listed website is the actual website of the hiring organization. Google the corresponding organization and make sure that the page with the job listing is hosted on this organization’s website. E.g., a Stanford lab should be hosted on stanford.edu domain.
  3. Check the contact email in the job listing against the contact information on the public website.
  4. You should never have to pay to start a job. If you are hired for work and they require you to pay some money upfront for office equipment, onboarding fee, or similar, this is likely a scam.
  5. You must be paid for the work you do. Any job that offers to pay you only after a “trial period” is operating illegally. 


In the United States, federal, state, and local minimum wage laws apply. This means employers cannot legally offer to pay you an hourly wage lower than the minimum wage law prescribes. Google “minimum wage ordinance” of your city typically located on the city’s website. If you cannot find one, check the “minimum wage law” of your state.