After moving to the new country you have to start from the scratch. Initial times are bit tough but you will gradually pass over it. Whosoever say it is difficult to find a job in Australia as a fresher must have applied wrong strategies to pull a job.
Most Australian Companies don’t give weight-age or as much as would expect to your experience in your home country
For an Australian company I doesn’t matter how many years of experience you have in your home country, from where you have done your graduation or higher studies be it is the USA itself, it simply doesn’t matter to them, what matters to them the most is your skills, how advanced they are and how you can be an asset to that company. Above your skills, Australian experience is a thing which makes you stand out from the rest. In the following article let’s see is it really tough to get a job in Australia?
Local Australian experience – stands you out from the rest
Everyone who is applying a job must have skills, must have experience in their field back in their home country. So what is a thing that will stand you out from the rest? Yes, it is local Australian experience. Be prepared to do whatever comes your way, even that doesn’t match your skills and study. By doing this you will get a touch of Aussie culture, interact with new people, help in enhancing your communication skills and above you are getting the local experience.
Let’s put in another way- think whom the recruiter will recruit the one having job experience in Sprint US or the one having experience in Telstra (Australian telecom company)?. Obviously, the person working in Telstra have an edge over the person working in Sprint US. So don’t be shy to work at a lower level, just give your best whatever comes in your way and it will definitely lead to something bigger.
When it comes down to looking jobs in Australia following must be kept in mind:
Present yourself- It is how you present yourself in front of the employer, make your CV crisp and clean. Describe your skills and work experience and tell what you have done and what more can you do. Be modest and don’t oversell yourself. Australian culture and people are different from the USA, they friends with you not because of your skills or your professional position, they friends with you just because you are modest, dependent and trustworthy.
Streamline the job search strategy- Stop cold calling, match your skills with your job. Keep your focus on your skills an applied to the appropriate job. Don’t accept offers just for the sake of doing, by this you will find difficulty in finding the second job after that.
Embed yourself in Aussie culture- Teamwork is one of the qualities that a recruiter is looking in you. That can be Try to learn Australian culture, a better way to do is to join volunteer programs, do some social work, talk to people. This will help in networking.
Visa Matters – Employee having PR is given preference over the ones having a work visa.
Recruiter runs job Market – Job market in Australia is ruled by recruiters. During the peak periods of January –March and August- October, the recruiter calls you for the personal interview with them. It may be disheartening sometimes as having an interview with doesn’t ensure job to you. But they have your CV stored in their database, so they will call you as soon as any job is there suiting your skills.
Always stay in touch with the Recruiters – Work culture in Australia is really different, there is no place of second chances, as soon as you commit a mistake you lost your job. Keep in touch with the recruiters even if you have a job because you never know when you might need another one.