ABOUT

Welcome!

We are dedicated to helping immigrants, international students, and other diverse groups, in career development to improve and grow their professional lives. We have worked with visa holders, including F1, J1, H1B, OPT, CPT, etc., and we're always learning, growing, and expanding our knowledge so that our problem solving skills are catered specifically to you. 

Are you having difficulty navigating your job search, career, small talk, communication with English speakers, connections with colleagues, conversations with your boss? Like you, we've navigated our careers in a foreign country and we've discovered that the best way to success is with a little help... 

The world is a complex place, ever changing and turning. We know that navigating life goals, finding a good job, and managing your career while living in a new country is incredibly challenging. We both have experience as immigrants, international students, and career switchers, so we have personal experience with what it is like to go through this process. We have found success following a few guidelines and we're ready to share those with you!


Are you looking for more success in your career and in life?

 

We've been in your shoes. We can help. 

 
OUR HISTORY
In 2017, Ramesh was asked to speak at Northeastern University to an audience of international students about job search and careers in the US. After receiving overwhelming feedback, he found a real need that wasn't being met. He started CareerGuruGlobal to better help young people in their careers, and shortly thereafter, Heather joined the team. 
"As professionals, we didn't see a lot of career advice out there that addressed the unique challenges of finding a job, or navigating a career as an immigrant or international student. There's definitely a gap between theoretical learning and actual job preparedness."
-Heather
CareerGuruGlobal offers support in job strategy, personal branding, resume and cover letter writing. But they also offer workshops in cross-cultural communication, small talk for Business English, interviewing as a non-native English speaker, and keeping a healthy mindset as an immigrant searching for a job.
 
"We understand the difficulties in the job market today. Despite declining unemployment, there has been a rise in under-par jobs which don't pay livable wages or support young people in their career growth. This doesn't help international students, who are bound by market salary prices and the need for independent financial stability. Both Heather and I have been immigrants and international students at one time, and have navigated successfully. And we want to pass on that wisdom to others."
-Ramesh
Our Team
Ramesh Jayavaram
Co-founder, Career Coach

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rameshjayavaram/ 

Experience: With over a decade of experience across India and USA, Ramesh has built up an impressive resume in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Startups, and Higher Education. He has navigated management positions all while bringing up those around him as he climbed.  He is a certified Coach and Career Trainer and has found a real passion and gift for coaching others. He is a NCDA International Student Services Committee Member, a startup accelerator volunteer, Coach and Entrepreneur.

Education: MBA (Marketing & Entrepreneurship) and Mechanical Engineering

Heather Sousa
Co-founder, Communication Specialist

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathersousa913/

Experience: Heather's professional career has spanned three continents, focusing on cross-cultural communication, English language training, cultural inclusion, and international education. A TEFL certified business English trainer, with clients including executives from some of the top banks in Europe, as well as Fortune 500 companies and international organizations from around the globe. 

Education: Bachelor of Science

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