The 7 Tactics immigrants can use to find the right job in Australia FREE eBOOK
Written on the 4 January 2016 by James Cagney
Introduction ...... Page 2
About the Author ...... Page 3
Tactic No. 1 - Have realistic expectations about the job market......Page 4
Tactic No.2 - Know how your qualifications stack up against the local market ...... Page 4
Tactic No.3 - Research how your experience can help the employer ...... Page 5
Tactic No.4 - Write a Resume that conveys your skills rather than your education and history ...... Page 6
Tactic No. 5 - Be persistent and have a system for prospecting ...... Page 7
Tactic No.6 - Interviewers have their own agenda so ask them what they want ...... Page 7
Tactic No.7 - Learn how to play company politics fast ...... Page 8
Conclusion & Disclosure ....... Page 9
Many people think they can find a job first and then apply for a permanent or temporary visa. You will find that it is virtually impossible to get full time employment without having permanent residency or temporary residency. Do not let this discourage you. Seriously look into formally immigrating if you want the best chance of getting gainful employment.
Australia Immigration Law and Citizenship laws are Federal law are complex and at any given moment, subject to change and review by the Department of Immigration and influenced politicians, the economy of the country and by other government bodies. It takes a trained professional with a great deal of knowledge and experience to find the right path for you to enter the country of your choice. James Cagney is the founder of the International Immigration Alliance (TM) and he has over twenty five years of experience in migration.
Do not have the misguided impression that life and living in a new country in any way resembles the life you lead right now. Visiting a country is very different to settling in a country. Get professional advice because your qualifications, work experience and business track-record is unique to you and yet has to fit into the stringent legalities of government imposed migrant visa classes. As a registered Migration Agent in Australia James has to follow the strict Code of Conduct imposed by the Migration agents Registration Authority (A). To access the MARA website and Code of Ethics click >>>>HERE.Unfortunately, the profession is plagued by so-called experts and some opportunistic and morally-bankrupt "consultants." Many offshore so called Immigration Consultants are not registered with MARA. Therefore you have no recourse if the give you the wrong advice or take off with your hard earned money. This will not only cost you dearly but may jeopardize your chance of re-applying. Check the MARA list of Registered Agents before handing money over to con-artists.
People also mistakenly take advice from their family and friends in regards to their potential to successfully migrate. Whilst they may well have succeeded in obtaining their own migration status through one type of visa, they are not aware of any up-to-the-minute immigration policy since imposed and of course, your particular and individual migration requirements which is most cases different although on the surface it looks the same. In our experience no application over the past 25 years has been alike. Remember the Titanic - it was generally accepted that it was unsinkable. Other unqualified people have opinions rather than facts. Find out the facts about your immigration plans will follow the same fate as the Titanic.The International Immigration Alliance (TM) has assisted thousands of families in successfully migrating to the country of their choice. James original migration office in South Africa and London are now independently owned and operated by Relocation Alliance cc and continues to handle migration through licensed professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and the UK. We have associates who are licensed for New Zealand immigration that we will refer you to by clicking>>>>HERE. James is a long standing member of the Migration institute of Australia and abides by the strict "CODE OF CONDUCT" which all members must abide by.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author of this eBook, James Cagney, maintains that you should only take advice from people who have experience and have achieved success in a specific field of endeavor. James says when requesting immigration advice you should ensure you only take advice only from someone who has successfully immigrated. Only these immigrants have earned the right to give you advice. James has helped thousands of people to successfully migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The USA and the UK. James and Shelagh (his spouse) and five children migrated to Australia from South Africa in 1998. They have made a success of their lives in Australia. James and Shelagh now have nine grandchildren living in Australia. James has the experience and knowledge to help you and your family to do the same. James has the following qualifications:
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To this end we are providing you with this eBook FREE. The total blunders I have heard that job seekers have made is very very distressing and all they needed was a few strategic tactics found in this eBook. Always get professional advice when considering immigration. Unfortunately free advice is worth as much as you pay - NOTHING! Call James Cagney on =64 416 137 645 or go to www.jamescagney.com.au
Tactic No. 1 - Have realistic expectations about the job market
Many immigrants have degrees and expect to come to Australia and find employment immediately and at a salary they demand. Well, as many migrants relate, that did not happen when they first arrived in Australia. The major issue is that Australian companies want work experience. It's a chicken and the egg scenario which came first? Most migrants do not have the option of working for nothing to gain work experience but new graduates in Australia do and so the competition for jobs are fierce.It is vital to prepare a suitable resume which will contain your qualifications, your expertise and your unique skill set. Always include any situations where your contributions have benefited the employer, consumer or efficiency of your profession.
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Ensure that you are fully prepared for your interview. Conduct research on any company where you will be interviewed so that you will be knowledgeable and confident. Unfortunately your expertise in any overseas country is not likely to be beneficial unless the company you worked for is an international, well known company. You are going to need advice and support in this regard and James Cagney can assist you. Call James Cagney at: 0416 137 645 or go to www.jamescagney.com.au.
TACTIC 2 Know when and where to start looking.
Unless you have a unique qualification or highly sought after skill it is unlikely that you will be offered a permanent job in Australia without a visa that allows you to work. If you do not have a Permanent Resident (PR) visa which allows you to work you need to be in Australia so you can make yourself available for interviews. The labour laws in Australia favour the employee and it is difficult to fire someone without just cause and employers need to document several warnings before they can fire you. Therefore most employers exercise extreme caution and do their due diligence in recruiting staff. There could be numerous interviews before a formal job offer is presented. Therefore if you are visiting Australia on a job seeking mission you need to make sure you allocate sufficient time in the country. You can not be wishy washy with employers as to when you intend settling in the country. Many migrants who have been offered a job in Australia have arrived before the rest of their family so they can settling in, find an area they want to live that is convenient and schools. A good place to start is the biggest Australian employment website on the Internet that will give you insight of what is available is Seek (http://www.seek.com.au).
Once you have had a good look at what is available on seek you can send your resume to employers and agencies. "Tactic 3" will give you ideas on how to write up a Resume that will get you noticed. Please note that many Australians are professional job seekers. Despite these job seekers are gainfully employed they send resumes for jobs that will give them more money or prospects for promotion. Some do it so they can negotiate a salary increase with their present employer. That means you are competing with Australians. Then you can you can go to the job adverts in the Australian national newspapers. Below is a list of the larger newspapers rather than the local and regional newspapers. The number of jobs available will be greater in these newspapers.
Adelaide Advertiser www.adelaidenow.com.au
The Australian: http://careerone.com.au
Courier Mail (Brisbane) www.couriermail.com.au
Northern Territory News www.ntnews.com.au
Sydney Morning Herald and The Age (Melbourne): http://mycareer.com.au
The Australian and Weekend Australian www.theaustralian.com.au (National)
The Mercury (Hobart) www.themercury.com.au
The West Australian (Perth): http://olps.thewest.com.au/olps/employment
You can also access job opportunities by making contact with the relevant professional or trade organisation to your field. Professional and trade organisations will often publish a newsletter or magazine in which job advertisements appear. These trade magazines and newspapers also give you a good idea about the economic state of the area and the future of the industry you are qualified in. Look for names of the people that are featured in the news. They could be good contacts to send your resume to. Here is a website of Australian professional organisations, associations and societies: http://www.journoz.com/ausproforgs.htmlEmployers in your field may recruit with the help of recruitment agencies. If this is the case you will have to make a decision about which of the thousands of agencies that operate in Australia you should register with. Look to see which agencies are most active in your field. This website allows you to search for agencies by city/area and by category http://www.acpeople.com.au/agency
Don't be disheartened if you are not getting a positive response from employment agencies. Remember they only make money when they place people in actual jobs. They are also concerned that if they do not send suitable candidates to the employer they may look for another employment agency. If you are not in the country and ready to start the job within a reasonable period they will push the candidate who is able to do this even though you may be the right person for the job.
1) The Honeymoon Period.
2) The Reality Period
3) The Remorse Period
4) The Acceptance Period
5) The Passion Period
TACTIC 3 - Research how your experience can help the employer
Too many people have a sense of entitlement. They get an education go to TAFE or University and expect the employers to employ them regardless. It is like studying for a diploma or degree putting it up on the wall and saying to it "I have worked for you now you work for me". Well it does not work that way. Many immigrants have degrees and expect to come to Australia and find employment immediately and at a salary they demand. Well many migrants will tell you that did not happen when they arrived in Australia. The major issue is Australian companies want work experience. It's a chicken and the egg scenario what came first? Most migrants do not have the option of working for nothing to gain work expexperience but some new graduates in Australia do this.
I have seen many resumes during my working career and most of them clearly show that the applicants have not done any research into the company they are hoping to get a job and more importantly start a career within the company. There are numerous ways you can find out about a company's business today e.g. Google, other search engines, websites, published financial reports etc. You could call up the reception and ask for company brochures and published information. Think about the advantages you will have:
2. Many of the applications are from people who are repetitive job seekers and the interview is routine and do their homework on the company.
3. You will stand out because you have taken the time and effort.
4. Even if you are not the most qualified to do the job your first impression will hold you in good stead.
5. Doing your research will give you insight on how to word your resume and offer the benefits to the company of employing you.
(2) Have a haircut (or head recently shaved).
(3) Make sure your shoes are polished and suit and shirt pressed.
(2) Business attire as you can never be overdressed for an interview.
(3) Neat hair and if you wear make up - not overdone.
(4) Ask the receptionist about the dress code (you need an ally within the company and a receptionist is a great resource of valuable information).
TACTIC 4 - Write a Resume that conveys your skills rather than your education and history
Resumes in Australia will differ from what you are used to back home. Employers and recruitment companies in Australia do not initially want to know about your hobbies, primary and secondary education, memberships to organisations and clubs and past job history. They want to know how you can be of benefit to them and how quickly you can do this.
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PART 11) Introduction Page 1
2) My contribution to the organisation Page 2
PART 23) Work Experience (Summary) Page 3
4) Personal Page 4
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INTRODUCTIONYou need to get the readers' attention so give a brief summary of 150 words max what job you are applying for and how your skills fit the job description. Do not be humble here believe this is the job for you and you deserve it. Tell them when you are available for an interview and when you will be able to start the job.
MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMPANYNow go into greater depth what skills you have that will make a big difference to the company's performance.
WORK EXPERIENCEGive a brief description starting at your latest position. Make sure the description is relevant to the job. Leave out experience that is not relevant to the job. Let them ask you what you did at the interview.
PERSONALStatus: Permanent Resident / Citizen of Australia.
Marital Status: Could be omittedInterests: Very brief and those that will be helpful for the job advertised
Education: Latest education and those that will be helpful for the job advertised. Nobody is interested in your early years of educationTraining: Only those that will be helpful for the job advertised
Work History: Only give the work history that is relevant to the job description required.Personal Goals: make these relative to the job description advertised.
2) Do not be afraid to talk up the reasons why they should employ you. If you get the job it is an opportunity to step up to the position on offer. You may well surprise yourself..
3) Most companies will put you on a probationary period which can vary from three to six months. So give the job your all.If you would like us to help you with your Resume contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you a quote for a completed Resume.