How to GET A JOB in Australia – Notes for newcomers

How to GET A JOB in Australia – Notes for newcomers


You’re a newcomer to
Australia, and you’re looking for a job to settle down your new life, but getting a job in a new
country is easier said than done. You may have many burning questions; what level should I apply for? Should I start in a new industry? Would it be smarter if I
start at the entry level? Et cetera; if you are burning
yourself with those questions then keep on watching this video, because I’m going to provide
answers to all those questions. Hi everyone, how are you doing? I’m Thea from AceJob.com.au;
I help skilled migrants and international students get
jobs and live a better life. If you’re new to the channel
AceJob.com.au provides you with strategies and tips
to get a job in Australia in the shortest time, so
make sure that you hit that notification bell, that
way you will be notified whenever I upload new videos every week. (upbeat new age music) I receive a lot of
questions from my clients who come from overseas to
start a new life in Australia. It’s easy to understand when
you have a lot of questions as a newcomer with so many
new things to adapt to. And these questions are
important to make the right move with your career in Australia,
so don’t take it easy and go with the easiest
option you may have. You may waste a lot of time,
effort, and mental energy in the longterm with the wrong move. I’ve seen so many people
waste a lot of years and cannot come back when it’s too late. But no worries, today I’m going
to share with you the smart strategies to make sure
that you are fully back up with your job search in Australia. So make sure that you
keep watching this video and check out these
following tips and strategies for the answers. (page turning) Normally, when you change
a new job, you’re facing a lot of new things, such as new company, new colleagues, people,
system, procedures, way of working, or new
product, new service, competitors, et cetera. It would take you at least
a few months to adapt to the new environment, so
when you move to a new country it will add additional
new things on top of that, such as new country, new
culture, people, history, language, et cetera. So the list is already
long and overwhelming, so you shouldn’t add anymore
new change on top of that, such as new career change. You work as a business analyst
back in your home country, and now when you move
to Australia, you think, oh, maybe I should move to procurement, because in the past I worked
a little bit in procurement. But let me tell you that
it is a wrong strategy, and it is a big no no that I
wouldn’t recommend you to do. Moreover, when you start out a new career, you will not have either work
experience in that industry, or local work experience in
Australia, so it would be a double barrier to start
building a longterm career in a new country. You will be like a credit
without any experience, so you need to start building
your career from scratch. (page turning) When you’re new to a
country and you would like to build your longterm
career here in Australia, accept that you may need
to take a step back. Your first job in Australia
is unlikely a career move. Because you have more
disadvantages versus all the local job seekers than you may think. I can list out some of them, such as, you don’t have work local
experience in Australia, you may have a big employment
gap, like six months, one year, or even two years. You have difficulty with language. You may have very limited
knowledge of the local market such as the procedures,
the competitors, the way of working, et cetera. Hiring managers wouldn’t
pay much attention to your international experience,
but they would be keen to know how you can
deliver your job given that you don’t have the same
knowledge and experience like other local job seekers. A smart choice is take a step
back from the last position. Apply for a lower level
than the last role. If you were a senior manager
back in your home country, then now you can apply
for the manager position, but don’t downgrade too
much to the entry level, or you will be considered
as over qualified and still be rejected for that job. So the strategy here is
to take one step back in order to move two steps forward. When you’re new to a
country, the hardest thing is to get your foot in the
door, and once you’re in everything will be easier. You will have the network,
you will have the local work experience in Australia,
you know how it works here, you will know the right people. So getting a better job
later is within your reach. (page turning) Do you know that the current
trend of the Australian labor market is there will be
more and more contract roles. You may wonder why; it’s
because it brings more benefits to the employers. 93% of the Australian
market are small businesses, and with small businesses
they are flexible, they are responsive to
changes of the market, and they want to bring the
best products or services to their customers, so
they prefer contract roles, because it offers them the
flexibility to experiment, to adapt to the market,
to apply new things, and finally to give the best
solutions to their customers. When you apply for a
contract role, you can enjoy a very low competition rate. You may have several role competitors, versus if you apply for a full
time job, you need to compete with from 100 to 200
applicants per position. So you can see that you can
improve your success rate more significantly when you
apply for a contract role. (page turning) Now, getting an internship
is also a very good solution to bring you closer to
your professional industry. It can provide you up to 12
weeks of local experience working in an Australian company. It gives you input to
strengthen your resume, and your interviews. Moreover, it can connect
you to local people working in your industry, it can
lead to more job references, and it’s also a good
opportunity for you to improve your communication skills. Moreover, the possibility
of getting employment after internship is very promising if you can deliver up to the expectation. (page turning) Volunteering is one of
the best way to get local experience in Australia. You only know how things work
when you actually participate in the activity. Moreover, volunteering is also
a good opportunity to build network with local
people in your industry. One important note here
is it’s best to find a volunteer job that is
relevant to your background. And while you’re
volunteering, job referrals and opportunities may come
in your way from connections that you may never expect. Now, if you’re someone
who’s struggling to get a job in Australia as a
newcomer to the country, feel free to reach out to me. Head over to my website at
AceJob.com.au/contact-us. Send me your resume from
that page so I can give you a free resume assessment,
and a free consultation about how I can help you get
a skilled job in Australia in the shortest time. Now, I’ve talked a lot
about strategies and tips to help skilled migrants get
skilled jobs in Australia, so if you are interested
in learning about them, make sure that you check out
these two videos right here. Thank you so much for
watching the full video, I hope this information is helpful to you. Good luck with your job
search and I will see you in the next video.