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Overcoming Specialty Occupation RFE: Criterion 2a


Criterion 2a: The degree requirement for the job is common to the industry.

For this criterion, perform advanced searches on job search websites (Indeed, Monster, etc.) to find job postings that:

  1. Are very similar to the H-1B position,

  2. Require a bachelor’s degree in a specific field (try to find those listing 1-2 fields including the Beneficiary’s field), and

  3. Are from companies like the end-client and the petitioner (get 3+ of each).

Be prepared to put in some time, as this can be a tedious task. If you want to go a step further, explain how each position is similar to the Beneficiary’s and how each employer is similar the petitioner and end-client, respectively.

One more option: look for the current and old job postings (from a PERM, perhaps) of the end-client and the petitioner.

Eren Yildirim