Hi, I’m Li.
I’m the Founder of The Successful Immigrant, a company that helps immigrants not only to HAVE an American Dream, but make it their reality.
Born in 1990 in Shanghai, China, Li Lin moved from the biggest city in the world to a small town called Palm Springs, California, where old golfers go to retire.
She went to a private Catholic school of 300+ students, where there were no ESL classes, where she was held back a grade, and where she was the only immigrant in the entire school.
Her experience of immigrating to the USA taught her what it was like to start from zero.
In a few short years, Li was able to go from no English to being able to attend honors English classes, a testament to how determination and hard work can overcome years of language and cultural barriers.
She was admitted to the University of California at Berkeley in 2008.
From Learner to Earner:
Over the past few years, Li has helped over 100+ immigrant professionals and international students over the past 3 years with H-1B and OPT job search because of her own job hunt experiences.
After her graduation in 2012 and a Southeast Asia backpacking trip, Li realized that what we are taught in school is not enough–in order to start making money, you have to stop thinking so much like a learner and start being someone who is an earner.
The reason why she is so passionate about this topic is because almost every immigrant feels not good enough when they arrive in their new country.
Many smart, ambitious, and hard working immigrants don’t succeed not because they aren’t good enough, because they don’t feel good enough.
Worse, because many immigrants come from cultures that actively discourage self-promotion, many qualified immigrants don’t succeed in the job hunt because they’re sticking to what works in their home countries.
This is where Li comes in–she has a deep understanding of immigrants who want to do well and yet are struggling with not being able to stand out on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking, and is able to bring out the best in her clients.
Many of her clients were able to land jobs with the following titles because of her help:
- software engineers
- financial analysts
- UX designers
- food scientists
- tax associates
- graphic designers
- project managers
- data analysts
Turning American Dreams into Reality:
Because of her online coaching business, Li has been able to change the lives of many successful immigrants all across the USA.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling around the world, a lifelong dream of hers that has now come true and she currently lives in Southern California.