I thought it would be helpful to create a Culture Adaptation Toolkit for all your U.S. career needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Adapting to U.S. Business
American Accent Studios- Audio course to help you reduce your accent and sound better in American English.
Speak Fluent English – Learn how to speak fluent english in only 15 minutes a day. I’m a big believer that if you practice something every day you can master it quickly.
Espresso English – 10 minute English lessons for busy professionals.
LinkedInfluence – Online course that will help you master LinkedIn. You can use LinkedIn to help you get a job or grow your business.
Resume Transformation Course – Landon Long explains the secrets to making a resume that will catch the eye of a hiring manager.
Starting Your Own Business
Bluehost – Build a website in just minutes… seriously. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost for your first site.
OptimizePress – The wordpress theme I used to build this website and others.
The Thesis Theme - A wordpress theme that promises out-of-box search engine optimization, faster page load times, maximum readability to engage and hold reader’s attention, and point-and-click design and font controls.
LegalZoom - Easy online incorporation or LLC creation.
99designs - This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It’s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.
How To Start a Blog That Matters – You need to have a blog if you start a business. This is a step by step guide to starting a successful blog.
Aweber - The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build my email list and newsletter.
FBInfluence - You need a Facebook if you have a business. This is the best course to take if you are new to Facebook marketing.
RescueTime - A personal-analytics service that shows you how you spend your time & provides tools to help you be more productive. Free trials available.
Odesk – Outsource website for freelancers, IT companies, programmers and web designers all over the world.
Elance - Another outsourcing website. Use it to hire consultants to complete tasks that you are not great at.
Virtual Staff Finder – One-stop hub for outsourcing virtual assistant or virtual staff.
Commit - iPhone App to help you build habits and hold yourself accountable.
4 Weeks To Your American Dream Job: The simple path to getting a U.S. visa, learning cultures and leading the life you want - My #1 Bestselling Career and Job Hunting book.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss- The book that made me become an entrepreneur. I recommend everyone reads it.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.