For those who decide to work in Australia, even before arriving in the country, it is common to feel a little lost and not know where to start their search for work and qualification. Achieving the dream placement in the Australian job market is the best way to fund your studies abroad and your stay, as well as enabling you to try permanent residency.
The truth is that, to get a good job, you need to have some care and planning before you even land in the land of kangaroos. This process becomes a little easier when you have the help of specialized agencies, as they usually have partnerships and closely monitor foreign hiring programs. Or you can take online courses from Australia and learn about job opportunities while studying. To help you prepare, we’ve put together some guidelines you need to keep in mind to increase your chances of getting a good job. Check it out.
Make a good resume
The resume is the gateway and first contact that recruiters and employment agencies have with your qualifications and experience. In Australia, this is no different. For this, you must make the presentation more attractive and make it attractive to companies.
The ideal is to search for Australian models, as they are a little different from those used by Brazilians. An Australian curriculum vitae usually has, on average, three pages and no photos are included. Check the structure to be followed
The first item should be Personal Details, where you will enter your full name, contact telephone numbers, e-mail, your type of visa (visa), your nationality and availability of weekly working hours.
Here is the section where you will put your personal skills and competences. The best thing is to write them in one paragraph. Be very attractive, but be careful not to say you know something you don’t actually know, as this could cause problems.
In the professional experiences part, inform the name of the companies you have worked for, the location of each one, what your position was and what activities you performed. There are cases where Australian companies consider their experiences more than their training, so whim!
The fourth structural item on your resume for working in Australia should be about educational information. Put your training degree, the institutions you studied at and the courses in progress and expected completion, if applicable.
Skills and abilities
Here you can fill in your skills on the languages you speak, such as fluent english, spanish intermediate. You can also add your personal interests, hobbies and anything else you want to add.
Lastly, put in contacts of former bosses or supervisors that the prospective contractor can talk to for referrals. It is also recommended to put phone numbers or e-mail of professors of your graduation or course that is in progress. Signed letters of recommendation can also be attached to your resume.
Improve your English
As said, your level of knowledge in English may indicate your job possibilities. Therefore, training the language while you are in your home country can increase your chances of getting good placements. So, look for English courses, language schools and always try to practice the language. On the internet, it is possible to join foreign groups, for example, so that you can have more experience and train your English.
Search for vacancies on job sites and social networks
You can search websites and social media to find job openings and apply for work in Australia. The first thing to look out for is your LinkedIn, as it is a valuable source for job opportunities.
In addition, many companies search for candidates in this network. Also search on Facebook groups, for example. As for vacancy sites, the most used for the Australian territory are:
- Job Search;
- Career One;
- Gum tree;
- Air Taskers;
- Spot Jobs;
- Best Jobs.
Ask for referrals
Australians highly value nominations and letters of recommendation. you can request. Australians highly value nominations and letters of recommendation. You can request them from people you’ve worked with, professors, classmates or any other type of professional and student contact you have.
Nominations can be attached to your resume or posted in the specific field for this on your LinkedIn.
Prepare for interviews
If your resume and experiences are attractive to a company and you are called in for an interview, be prepared for them! First of all, keep in mind that Australian people don’t like being late or waiting, especially when it comes to professional matters.
So, whenever you have an interview, trial, or any appointment with an employer, plan to arrive in advance, otherwise you will be seen as irresponsible and have a high chance of missing the opportunity.
Also, Australians are very welcoming and polite, but be careful that you don’t go over the formality line as it’s still an interview. Generally the questions for candidates are to:
- Talk about you;
- Your past experiences;
- What is your type of visa and their validity;
- What you did before living in Australia;
- What is your availability of work, including on weekends;
- How is your work in a team or in crowded environments.
To get a good placement, the most important thing is to demonstrate interest, responsibility and persistence. Even if you only have basic Australian English and don’t master many areas, Australians place a high value on willpower. So, show determination with the job, no matter what it is, as the chances of growth are high.
To work in Australia you need to be willing to grow in the market and have persistence. So, get ready for this, try to train your language, focus on studies (if it is your type of visa), pay attention to the documents and validity of your visa. Also, look for specialized help from agencies, as they can make your journey much easier and, at the end of so much work, you can celebrate your new achievements.