Finding sponsored job in Australia
Finding a job from overseas is tough task and if it’s a sponsored job, it’s even tougher. Nevertheless, Australia welcomes migrants with valuable skills and qualification. So it’s important that you maintain a realistic approach and understand that you may not land your dream job right away.
Finding a sponsored job in Australia is pretty much dependent on your skill sets and qualification. Yet sponsorship is one of the best ways to stay in Australia since there is a clear, well structured path to obtain 457 sponsorship visa which can lead to citizenship.
Here is a three step formula to finding a sponsored job in Australia:
1. Focus in sponsorship job market
This is where majority of people make mistake and never realize. Perhaps everyone looking for a sponsored job in Australia needs to understand that only some employers are willing to sponsor. This means though there is a huge demand, only few sponsored jobs are there in the market. So rather than spending all your time looking for sponsored jobs everywhere, channelize all your energy looking for job at places where there is highest chances of finding a sponsored jobs. You need to look for only employers and job that match your skill sets. Moreover employers should also be willing to sponsor you.
2. Find a way to get in touch in person
The biggest chance of finding a sponsored job is to be in Australia. Despite advancements in technology that allows video interviews, not many interviewers like the idea of meeting online. They still prefer meeting in person before taking a hiring decision. Unfortunately if you are not in Australia and waiting for a call, I am afraid to say, but you may be in for a rude surprise.
3. Be attractive to Employers
Getting a call is only partial victory. There are array of factors that if work together in your favor may increase your chances of getting a sponsored job. This array of factors includes your resume, cover letter and many other such small things that add up together to either make you potentially attractive to your employer or to drive him away from you.
4. Eligibility for sponsorship
Know the fact that not everyone is eligible to get 457 sponsorship visa. But getting one means you can bring your family, travel in and out of Australia and much more. Here are three things you should consider before making an application for 457 sponsorship visa.
• You should have skill or belong to profession that is in high demand.
• You should be good at conversational English. If you don’t belong to an English speaking country, you will also need to clear IELTS.
• You should have enough financial means to support yourself in Australia for a period of time.