Break the barrier of Lack of Australian experience,get out of your comfort Zone
I often hear Indian newcomers to Australia looking for Job suggesting ‘Lack of local experience’ the biggest barrier in getting them a Job in Australia.Although I agree with the statement and it holds truth to a certain extent, but this definitely isn’t a show stopper.
Breaking the barriers in a new country isn’t easy but sitting on these barriers forever and not doing anything is even worse.Tackle it by applying different strategies and soon you will overcome it.Have you tackled all of them as yet?
Imagine barrier no 1. Language barrier Australia employers appear worried of your communication skill. How do you think you might be able to break it?
Off course by getting an opportunity to talk to them. The only way you would get that opportunity is to talk,is either by making sure your resume is well written and presented. Don’t send poorly present resume to prospective employers or consultant which may just reinforce their doubts of your communication skills.
Imagine barrier no 2.Your oversees experience & qualification,Surprised
Making it easy for employers and consultant to access your oversees experience and details, make it short and to the point. Its always recommended to ask for Job description of the Job you are applying and doing the initial skill matching due diligence yourself. It about how you will make sure you will present that you are a Great fit for a Australian job irrespective of your good qualification and experience.Think and prove ‘How you are a Good fit for Australian work culture’
Imagine barrier no 3.From a mental perspective make Australia your home country
Understand the Australian culture because sometimes differences in culture can cause confusion. Not having appropriate level of eye contact with interviewer might be perceived as lack of confidence rather than a symbol out of respect in Australia culture.
Indian connection has complied a list of recruitment agents suppliers who you should register with and let them know what you are interested in working for.It’s worth noting that mostly all positions in Australia need you to hold valid Australian work rights and may be subject to a background check.
Chandler McLeod http://www.chandlermacleod.com/
DFP Recruitment http://www.dfp.com.au/
Clarius Group http://www.clarius.com.au/
People Bank http://www.peoplebank.com.au/
Robert Walters http://www.robertwalters.com.au/
BDS People http://www.bdspeople.com.au/
Sirius People http://siriuspeople.com.au/
Katie Roberts http://www.katieroberts.com.au
Power IT consultancy http://poweritconsultancy.com/
Quber Recruitment http://www.jobs.quberecruitconsult.com.au/
Time recruitment http://www.timerecruitment.com.au/index.html
Search jobs websites
In2work Executive Sourcing http://in2work.com.au/index.php
Casual Jobs http://www.casuals.com.au/
Infinite Consulting http://www.infiniteconsulting.com.au/jobs-board
All the Jobs http://au.all-the-jobs.com/jobs
Jobs to me http://au.jobtome.com
Apply jobs directly to Employees http://www.applydirect.com.au/
Search jobs on websites specific to your Industry expertise
Virgin Australia http://careers.virginaustralia.com/cw/en/listing/
National Bank http://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers
Allianz Finance http://www.allianz.com.au/careers/careers-at-allianz
Energy Australia Careers http://www.energyaustralia.com.au/about-us/careers
Bunning Careers https://www.bunningscareers.com.au/opportunities
Jobs NSW http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au/
OZ Government Employment Services http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/employment-and-workplace/employment-services-and-jobs
The Construction & Mining Equipment Industry http://www.cmeig.com.au/index.asp
Master Buidlers http://www.masterbuilders.com.au/
Volunteer Opportunity Website
Go Volunteer http://govolunteer.com.au/
MTC Australia http://www.mtcaustralia.com.au/
Special accreditation in Australia for your oversees skills
Overseas Trained Teacher Accreditation http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-centre/school-careers/teaching/our-programs-and-initiatives/overseas-trained-teachers/approval-process
Skill up in Australia http://www.skillupaustralia.com/
State training services
NSW vocational education and training http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/
AustralianGovernment Programme http://www.industry.gov.au/skills/ProgrammesandAssistance/Pages/default.aspx
Australia is a ‘Lucky country’ which is different and even has its own animal the Koala they even have a abbreviated version of McDonald’s called Macca’s and McD.
So as they say when you are in Rome,do as Romans do.