It is challenging to get hired in Australia from overseas, but one positive thing is you already have a visa. Which will make things a lot easier for finding a school for your children too as there are particular government schools in NSW that won’t accept 457 visa holders.
I know many recruiters and HR people for a range of companies use location as a weeding out procedure. While I worked for a small biotech back in Seattle, our HR person wouldn’t even take a look at resumes that were out of state, much less out of the country.
The explanation she gave ended up being the price of moving the new hire plus the whole relocation process would move the start date back. As a small business, we needed positions to be filled quickly.
I bet this is what’s happening when you apply for a job in Australia.
The very first thing they’re going to recognize will be your location, probably before noticing you have a PR visa.
Since it sounds like you already have definite plans on when you want to be in Australia, I would be sure to state this in your cover letter, at the very least, if not some place on your resume. Maybe something about when you’re available to start, or possible start date January 20th 2018
To give yourself more of an advantage, ensure that your resume is polished and more Aussie than British. The Australian Resume is different than a UK resume. it could make all the difference in the world.
I refer many people to ResumeCentre.com.au for a free cv review. It’s an excellent starting point. The majority of the people I have referred have gone on to have James and his team fine tune their cv’s. Several have even had James’ team optimize their LinkedIn Profiles.
That’s another good job searching tip – have an Optimized LinkedIn Profile.
One of the things that will make a really good impact with recruiters and hiring managers is referrals on your LinkedIn profile.
Distribute an email to old/current co-workers and managers or bosses and request them to write up a recommendation that you can post on LinkedIn.
Once you have a fantastic Australian cv as well as an optimized LinkedIn profile along with a ton of recommendations, it’s time for you to start the job searching.
Top Websites for Jobs in Australia are:
BUT BEFORE YOU BEGIN APPLYING, you need a job search technique. This is probably the most important part!
The reason is, it’s better to apply for just one job at a company or with a recruiting agency than to apply for five jobs with the same company or recruiter.
In fact, over applying will certainly eliminate any possibilities of getting a job with that specific company because it makes it look as though you’re not sincere about your application. Don’t worry, once your resume has been submitted, the recruiter or hiring manager may actually contact you with other opportunities at the company.