7 tips for Internationals finding jobs in Australia…!
Pendragon is regularly contacted by international applicants looking to work and live in Australia. Even though Pendragon is unable to source the role for you directly, the following are some practical tips that could help you find and secure a job in Australia, whether you are overseas and looking to enter the Australian workforce for the first time or an international visa holder in Australia looking for a change in your job.
- Check Your Eligibility
If you are overseas or onshore, looking to obtain a TSS 482 Visa, have a look at the government website for Priority Migration Skilled Occupation and also have your occupation and skillset assessed for free.
- Market Research
Once you have assessed your eligibility, the next step is to find a role in Australia. For this, you need to research the local job market in your preferred location carefully. Some roles and job profiles are high in demand, and others are less. The more you explore, the more it will be easy for you to understand the needs and requirements of the Australian job market.
- Build up a resume and cover letter
Make sure your resume and cover letter meet Australian standards which focuses more on accomplishments. Provide information about the company, challenges, market demands and achievements, experience and qualifications. Provide relevant information on why are you suitable for a particular job in your cover letter.
Now is the time to build your network in Australia. Connect with people in your industry on social media such as LinkedIn. Start with a regular conversation and let them know you are looking for job opportunities in Australia. Attend virtual/physical industry events and follow companies you would like to work with and look for decision-makers in that company. You can also join relevant groups and forums.
- Be in contact with recruitment agencies
Join and register yourself with recruitment agencies. Be in constant contact with them as they can guide you with new and upcoming opportunities in your industry.
- Be persistent and be flexible
We all know finding a job can be difficult. Make sure you stay persistent and optimistic. Also, if you are struggling to find your preferred job title/role, be open to other types of roles like contracts, freelance, part-time work (as long as you are still complying with your visa conditions where applicable). Once you have proven yourself or gained local experience, you may be able for new opportunities and long-term employment.
- Job-seeking websites
Register yourself on Australia job portals and continuously look and apply for job positions you are keen on. Also, don’t forget to alter your resume and cover letter with the essential responsibilities and requirements of the job you are applying for. Below are some of the best job seeking websites in Australia;