Looking for work in Australia is, in some ways, relatively simple, given the numerous opportunities. In other ways, however, finding a job in line with the objective and circumstances of the moment could prove to be complicated for a whole series of factors like the language barrier or work limitations.
Our team consists of people who have not only worked in many different sectors before coming to matters of bureaucracy, but have also assisted people for many years in approaching the Australian jobs market. Today we are offering a free info point for anyone who wishes to visit us and ask any sort of question. Anyway, here is a bit of advice from our team on how to look for work:
“Looking for a job is a job,” our colleague Maurice often tells people visiting our info point. It was the opening phrase from the team at Monash University when, newly graduated, he first attended one of the seminars on entering the workplace. In all likelihood, you will never see a restaurant manager jump into your living room and implore you to sign a contract: commitment is important, and even method, but above all perseverance. Until you find a job, finding 6 hours a day to look for one is the key.
Write an effective resume. There is no perfect resume, but there is the appropriate resume for the type of research you are doing. If you want to be assigned a professorship lecturing in economics, best to stun the reader and work on a CV with special effects. It makes sense to work hard on a CV where the opportunities to obtain the job are few, and therefore spend words to communicate your value. On the other hand, it does not make sense if you are applying for a little job, in which case you need simple and strategic information, like in the guide and model here.
Smiles and self-confidence. Especially in the restaurant sector, the manager knows that you will learn to carry three dishes. They also know that in all likelihood you will succeed after breaking six of them, all rigorously full of the most costly dish on the menu. What you cannot be taught, however, is the right attitude. Smile, kindness and courtesy are universal indications that there is potential. Being a bit afraid the first few times is normal, but bear in mind that not getting a job will not be the end of the world, and that sometimes not getting the job is due to being too timorous. Simply, remember that there is plenty of work in Australia and take the best of you to interviews and tests.
Research, research, research. Scouring the city armed with your CV is an excellent idea, but today you can triple your effectiveness by internet. Here are some sites you can consult:
Furthermore, there are also Facebook groups dedicated to exchanging work announcements, like the Associazione Italiani in Australia, which came about to promote work mobility throughout the country.
Don’t forget to enter your profile in the Atlas Job Placing Database, an initiative aimed at putting our network of Australian businesses in contact with jobseekers. The service is free and it is easy to participate in the program, just fill out the contact form here.