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« on: July 17, 2019, 02:31:47 PM »

What is the best way to apply & acquire a job in Melbourne Australia??

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 09:07:52 AM »

Getting a job in Australia if you don’t have PR or if you’re physically not here is tough. Hiring managers and recruiters want to pick up the phone and talk to you and they want to meet you (if you’re in their shortlist).

There are many factors at play such as demand (i.e. electrical engineering jobs in Melbourne are quiet vs. civil and construction related jobs). There’s also competition from other candidates, how much experience you have (do you have local experience?), the quality of your application and your networks.

Applying for jobs via SEEK and other online job boards is just one aspect to getting a job in Melbourne. Networking via LinkedIn and actively reaching out to appropriate recruiters and hiring managers at the companies that hire people with your skills/experience is critical.

If you strike the right balance of applying online, customising your resume and cover letter for each application, networking, leveraging LinkedIn and developing answers to technical and behavioural questions - you maximise your prospects of getting an offer.

Don’t forget to set up a SEEK profile. Many of the clients we work with at ACECIS in Melbourne are found by recruiters through their SEEK profile. In addition, upload your resume to as many recruiter sites as possible (set up a candidate profile on recruiter sites like Hays and Hudson).

Getting a job in Melbourne/Australia is about 90% hard work and perseverance and 10% luck. Timing is key. You could reach out to 50 potential hiring managers in a week. If none of them have any openings at that time - you’re out of luck. If just one has picked up a new project or a team member has just started maternity leave and you contact them at the right time - you may have your first interview.

As Shobith says - keep trying and never give up. However if you are keep getting the same results i.e. rejections - then something has to change. You’re doing something i.e. resume, cover letter or in the interview stage that isn’t working.

Don’t keep doing the same thing if you’re not getting results (meaning job interviews and an offer). Change and adapt your application and networking strategy.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 12:06:37 PM »

I prefer to search jobs by myself. There are many special websites available for this purpose. Usually I use Jobsora, with it help you can find interested jobs quite fast. Here is a link for Canberra as you can see more than 12,738 vacancies are available now.

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