Soon after I received my Australian PR, I started sharing the “good news” with friends and acquaintances. Along with the many congratulatory messages, I was most often asked about how I was planning to secure a good job in Australia. Back then, I did not have a clear answer or vision of how I would get an IT job in Australia. And every time someone asked me the same question my anxiety rose to a new high!
Today, after completing close to 5 years in the Australian software industry, I feel that had I known the following tips back then, I could perhaps have secured a job in Australia even before I left India.
Hiring season in Australia :
Typically, towards the end of the year, hiring activity in Australia declines due to the impending Christmas and end-of-year break. Recruiters, hiring managers and employees in general take it easy and go on vacation during the break.
However, hiring activity does pick up from mid-January onward once people return from vacation. Hence arriving in Australia around the second week of January would be a good idea.
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Upskilling is must :
If you think it will add value, look at doing some certification in your area of expertise. In absence of credible local experience, a certification course may sometimes do wonder.
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and know which certification will make your candidature attractive.
LinkedIn will be your best friend :
– Update your LinkedIn profile with relevant details about your technical expertise. LinkedIn is a very powerful tool for personal branding. And it is NOT just an extension of your résumé! Use your LinkedIn profile to showcase your personal brand. Pay special attention to grammar.
– Make sure your profile has a profile picture and preferably also a good cover photo.
– Use the headline and profile snapshot sections to write a strong “elevator pitch” about yourself. It’s all about marketing!
– Request professional recommendations on LinkedIn from your seniors and colleagues at work.
– Start connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn– I advise connecting with IT recruiters in all major cities in Australia. Add a brief courtesy note while contacting them and let them know about what you do, and from when you can start working.
A perfect Résumé:
Update your résumé according to the Australian résumé format. It is absolutely essential thing to do. Trust me, your résumé is the biggest asset that you’ll ever have.
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Get comfortable with the Australian accent:
If you ask me how? Then a simple answer is watch Australian TV shows, I recommend – MasterChef Australia :). In your initial days you might feel overwhelmed to quickly catch the Aussie lingo and the speed with which Aussies speak. Trust me, MasterChef was a life-saver in my initial days.
But shows is not the only solution; click here to read my answer on – How can I learn Australian accent quickly?
I believe that if you want to learn to write well, then spend time in reading good books. Similarly, if you want to learn how to speak well, then spend time in listening to a lot of good content. Mind you, it’s a slow and gradual process.
The quickest step to your dream job: An IT recruiter
It is not a secret that knowing a nice recruiter will give you a great chance of smoothly landing your dream job. It is a boon to be represented by a recruiter who will sell your candidature more effectively than you would.
There are numerous recruitment agencies in Australia – Hudson, PeopleCorp, Chandler Mcleod and Hays to name a few. There are also many independent recruitment consultants operating in all major cities in Australia.
And as you already know, if you have any doubts regarding job search in Australia, do not hesitate to contact Chalo Australia.