Best Tips to Find a Job in Australia
As a foreigner to find a job in Australia is like meddling with the fact – whether Australian employers really want to hear from a foreigner or not. In most cases, your talent, skills, and Australia’s indigenous capacity to supply that talent pool are all that will matter. It’s not about whether you are a foreigner, rather it’s more about which skills do you have and are they of any pertinent use for the Australian economy?
Australian job market is one of the strongest and leading in the world. They are open to all aspirants under the sky provided aspirants have the required skills and are allotted work visa by the government. Point based system in Australian Immigration allows one to find a job in Australia before or even after applying for immigration. Living and Working in a foreign country has never been this diverse. Now, you can apply for a visa under skilled migrant category and find a job when you reach there, or you could find a job in Australia as you go through the visa process.
Irrespective of it all, it’s understandable for anybody to find this process of finding a job in a foreign country little daunting. Don’t fear! We have given steps to guide you through this process.
- A great starting point is to browse Skilled Occupation List of Australia mentioned on Government of Australia Website. This list will give you an idea as to which skills are in demand/shortage in Australia and if in case you find your skills on the list, you may apply for a skilled migrant visa and find a job after going there. If you want to secure a job beforehand, then this list will tell you which skills/occupations/economic sectors you should target for applying to jobs in Australia.
- The second step should be to verify that your educational and professional qualifications are valid in Australia. Australian Skills Recognition Information Website will guide you as to which professional body can check your qualifications. You may be required to do a bridge course or more studies (depending upon your place of study, course, and institution). This will give you ‘Australian equivalents’ for the same degrees as yours.
- In the third step, we suggest that you take a point test. Point test is a pre-requisite entry point for almost all Australian visas. It allows points against educational qualifications, age, professional experience, etc. to determine how beneficial your candidature could be for Australian Economy. To meet the eligibility requirements, you need at least 65 points for a skilled migrant visa. Doing this step before finding a job will save you from wasting your efforts in finding a job in Australia if in case your candidature falls short of meeting eligibility requirements.
- Finally, browse for jobs which match your skills, qualifications, and aspirations.
If you want to find a job in Australia before actually going there:
- After performing all three steps above, now is the time to Aussiefy your Resume, i.e. alter the structure of your CV as per Australian trends.
- Contact Australian employers – by creating a LinkedIn profile, by applying on recruitment portals of Australia like – SEEK and others. (Even Australian Immigration website mentions the name of some websites and employers).
- Send cold applications with crisp yet engaging Cover letter and Resume.
NOTE: The chances of getting a job will mainly depend upon the skills you have applied under and your professional qualifications/experience. Also, in case you get selected, be prepared to go to Australia for an interview. (You may suggest Skype Interview, but in most cases, employers prefer in-person interviews. So, keep applying for the visa alongside- you can apply for the temporary work holiday visa as well if you are unable to get other visas at this point of time.)
If you want to find a job in Australia after going there:
- You are in luck if you are already in Australia at the time of finding a job. You can start by exploring job vacancies in newspaper classifieds, job portals (SEEK, mentioned above), LinkedIn
- Send cold applications. Remember to ‘Aussiefy your Resume and Cover Letter’ before sending them.
- Alongside it all, get in touch with recruitment agencies and register with Centrelink (centrelink.gov.au). Though it may take some time for you to get all community benefits, but this will give you a fine start.
At last, always remember, Perseverance and Consistence always pays. Keep doing the smart work and you will get there.
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