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No. I got green card last year through National Interest Waiver. It is a special immigration program initiated by President George H.W Bush to grant permanent residency to scientists, doctors and scholars with exceptional ability.
Is it abundantly clear on your resume that you do NOT require visa sponsorship?

Because if it's not clear and companies can tell you're most likely not a native-born US citizen (like you went to a university outside the United States) then they're likely to assume that you probably need sponsorship and toss your resume.
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Is it abundantly clear on your resume that you do NOT require visa sponsorship?

Because if it's not clear and companies can tell you're most likely not a native-born US citizen (like you went to a university outside the United States) then they're likely to assume that you probably need sponsorship and toss your resume.
I got my PhD in U.S.A. I am now working in U.S.A. When you apply for a position online, you have to answer one question: Will you now or in the near future need H1B sponsor? The HR will know your legal status.

My friend (HR from a big insurance company) told me that they should've set a criteria that I was screened out by the system. This is why every time I apply a job Friday night and receive a rejection email Sunday morning. Probably, they only look for fresh graduate. This is bad news for people changing career path to become actuary.
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I got my PhD in U.S.A. I am now working in U.S.A. When you apply for a position online, you have to answer one question: Will you now or in the near future need H1B sponsor? The HR will know your legal status.
I would include a line on the actual resume that says something like "eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship".

Assuming that HR is smart enough to connect your answer in an online application to your resume is a dangerous assumption that you shouldn't bet your career on.
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I got my PhD in U.S.A. I am now working in U.S.A. When you apply for a position online, you have to answer one question: Will you now or in the near future need H1B sponsor? The HR will know your legal status.

My friend (HR from a big insurance company) told me that they should've set a criteria that I was screened out by the system. This is why every time I apply a job Friday night and receive a rejection email Sunday morning. Probably, they only look for fresh graduate. This is bad news for people changing career path to become actuary.
Some ideas:
1. Is your resume awkwardly written? I'm almost sure about this based on your posting. Have you had a native speaker review it?
1a. Does your resume follow standard actuarial resume format or a more academic format? It should be the former, and you should have someone in the actuarial field (not HR, not academia) take a look.
2. Your resume needs to directly indicate you don't need a green card - assuming that HR systems, including people, are taking all information into account at all times is a bad assumption.
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I would include a line on the actual resume that says something like "eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship".

Assuming that HR is smart enough to connect your answer in an online application to your resume is a dangerous assumption that you shouldn't bet your career on.
Good idea! I have stated in the cover letter that " I don't need H1B sponsorship". It is not about the HR staff. It is the system screening criteria. When the system screened my application out Sunday morning, the HR will never have a chance to review my application.
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Some ideas:
1. Is your resume awkwardly written? I'm almost sure about this based on your posting. Have you had a native speaker review it?
1a. Does your resume follow standard actuarial resume format or a more academic format? It should be the former, and you should have someone in the actuarial field (not HR, not academia) take a look.
2. Your resume needs to directly indicate you don't need a green card - assuming that HR systems, including people, are taking all information into account at all times is a bad assumption.
My resume was reviewed by staff from two actuarial recruiting firms. They told me that my resume was good to go.
I have a two-page version resume for applying actuarial job, and a 6-page version for academic and high-end analyst jobs.
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