10 Aug 2015

Top Tips for Getting a Job in Australia

The prospect of emigrating to find work in Australia may seem daunting at first. Here are our top tips at how you can apply for a job in Australia from overseas.

  • Research the standard Australian C.V. Style and be sure to include a concise covering letter, which mentions your visa status.
  • It’s worth letting your prospective employer know that you are available for either phone or Skype interviews.
  • You should be versatile and be prepared to adapt to the Australian way of doing things that may not be exactly the same as it is back home.
  • When applying for vacancies, give yourself approximately one to twelve weeks before a potential start date.
  • Don’t automatically assume you will be making the same salary or more as you did back home. Although salaries are generally high in Australia, living costs can also be fairly high, so it’s worth doing your research before making the move, as it’s usually all relative.
  • Don’t expect to find work immediately. It can take anything from one to eight weeks or even longer in some cases to secure a position. Be patient!
  • It’s definitely a good idea to research the Australian job market online prior to emigrating to ensure that you are well versed in the employment opportunities available within your particular sector.
  • Remember to double check eligibility and lodge an application for your permanent residence visa where possible. Having a residence visa or at the very least being confident and knowledgeable about the process is mandatory.

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Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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