Possibilities of work in Australia

Cvtips.Com Guide To Migrating To Australia

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Start with researching your profession and career opportunities in Australia.

Really, you need to know everything you can about all the things you'll need to do to migrate to Australia, and since the job is the primary focus, so it has to come first.

If you can get some contacts and set up some leads before you apply for a job, it's much better time management.

There are quite a few sources who can help you with this:

  1. Professional associations
  2. Employers
  3. Community groups
  4. Department of Immigration
  5. Other government agencies, Federal and State
  6. Friends, relatives, business associates
  7. Job search sites
  8. Recruitment agencies

Professional associations are always good sources for information about international jobs. The associations are a pool of knowledge, and have direct contact with international associations. Many of them also have their own job networks online, and local contacts in Australia.

Employers in the professions and skilled trades are usually well versed in hiring overseas-based employees. They have to be. They also know the story about the requirements for immigration.

Community groups are particularly helpful for getting assistance with the basic business of just living in the new country. They can help a lot in finding your way around through all the new personal business, too.

The Department of Immigration should be your first point of reference for any migration questions. Even if you're using a migration agent or lawyer, don't settle for third party information. Everything they do has to go through the Department of Immigration, so it's best to get first hand information from them as a quality control on your information. If you find a contradiction between your agent/lawyer's advice and theirs, you might have a problem.

Other government agencies, Federal and State, depending on where you live and which jurisdiction your business is in, can assist with just about anything and everything involved in your business, your profession, and just living in the country. Australian government agencies all have web sites and direct contact numbers. Anything you're not sure about, just ask.

Note: You may need to check out qualifications accredited in Australia or other employment related issues. This is the main entry point for Commonwealth government information, it has quite a lot of useful links.
There are a few job sites on this page, too. http://www.australia.gov.au/index.php

Friends, relatives, and business associates can give you a lot of information, either themselves, or through their contacts. It's always helpful to have some local contacts in another country so you can get first hand information. Business associates, in particular, are often invaluable in helping you through the tricky process of getting acclimatized, and learning the business culture.

They can also operate like a private networking operation. They can keep an eye out for job vacancies, find contacts, and give you good, current information. The easier you make it for yourself, the better.

Job search sites are plentiful, and you can get an idea of the way things are done in Australia with an email or a phone call.

These are a few of the bigger sites:

SEEK www.seek.com.au
CAREER ONE:www.CareerOne.com.au

These sites operate pretty much like Monster.com .

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They're particularly useful for contact information, and getting a look at the basic recruitment process. Online applications are the normal method. If you hit Apply Now, you'll see a very similar format for applications.

Note: Australian job applications work on the standard essential/desirable criteria basis, and so do the CVs and interviews. You might want to contact the employer and just run through the basics of your CV requirements if you use a European or US Resume.

Find a few jobs that look good, contact the employer or recruitment agencies that posted the ads, and ask about international applications.

A recruitment agency on your side can be a good idea, if it's economic and effective. Shop around for good quality advice and standards of service. They can take you through the machinery of hiring, find jobs, and help you set up the Australian end of things.

You don't need to do it all yourself.

As you can see, there's no shortage of information and people who can help with your search.