Jobs in Australia For UK Graduates From UK: This essay about finding work in Australia while still abroad is based on an email from an SMG reader who already has a permanent residence visa (189 Visa). This is significant since she does not need to find work to sponsor her visa.
Not able to get traction on securing a job while in the UK
SMG Subscriber Email:
We are eager to relocate to Australia (the sooner the better). We would love to see our 14-year-old daughter start school in the new academic year (January/February 2018).
We received permanent status in Australia a few years ago. And now that we’ve made the decision to relocate, every day in the UK feels like a chore. However, I am having difficulty finding work while in the UK.
Being exceedingly difficult and difficult to sell oneself from abroad, I genuinely appreciate and respect any assistance you may provide.
I get this or similar questions from SMG readers after I tell them I had a job lined up in Australia months before we moved. No, it wasn’t magic, and I didn’t hire anyone or bribe anyone to write my résumé.
Before I began applying, I did, however, make some adjustments to my résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.
These are simple modifications you can do on your own, or if you don’t have the time or haven’t had any luck yet, seek professional assistance.
No traction with Australian job search from overseas is because of your location
A hiring manager will probably notice your location before they see your Australian visa.
I know that many recruiters and HR professionals from various firms utilize the location as a weeding-out method.
When I worked for a small biotech business in Seattle, our HR manager wouldn’t even look at resumes from out of state, let alone out of the nation.
The reason she stated was the cost of relocating the new hire, as well as the fact that the entire relocation process would push back the start date. We needed positions filled immediately as a small business.
Read More: Uk Jobs For Foreigners With Visa Sponsorship
I bet this is what’s happening when you apply for a job in Australia from the UK
Since it appears that you have firm plans to be in Australia by a certain date, I would include this in your cover letter, if not elsewhere on your resume. Perhaps something about when you’re available to start, such as January 15th.
Don’t just update your resume, but make sure it’s an Australian-formatted resume
Make your resume slick and more Australian than British to offer yourself an advantage. The Australian resume differs from the American resume. I’m not sure how different it is from a CV in the UK, however having a well-polished resume won’t harm. It could, in fact, make all the difference in the world.
Many people suggest ResumeCentre.com.au for a free resume evaluation. It’s a good starting point. Many of the people I referred went on to have James and his staff polish their resumes.
Optimized your LinkedIn profile.
Referrals on your LinkedIn profile are something that Resume Centre always emphasizes because they make a great first impression on recruiters and hiring managers. Send an email to former and present coworkers, supervisors, and bosses requesting a referral for you to publish on LinkedIn. It’s a good idea to plan out exactly what you want them to say in the referral, nearly to the extent of drafting it for them.
It is less effort for them because they only need to copy and paste it into LinkedIn, and you can be certain that the referral highlights a specific project or skill set that you want the recruiting manager in Australia to be aware of. This is also an excellent opportunity to prepare references for others. A little kindness goes a long way.
Before you start applying, you need a job search strategy
This is probably the most important part of this post
The reason behind this is that applying for one job at a firm or with a recruiting agency is preferable to applying for five opportunities with the same company or recruiter.
In fact, overapplying will completely eliminate your chances of landing a job with that specific organization because it appears that you are not serious about your application.
Instead, you want to apply for the one perfect employment that falls squarely inside your skill set. Don’t worry, once you’ve submitted your CV, the recruiter or hiring manager may contact you about additional opportunities within the organization.
This is a tip from FindJobsInOz.com’s Nadine Myers. Nadine has assisted numerous Sydney Moving Guide users in finding employment in Australia. She specializes in assisting people in finding visa-sponsored jobs, but she has recently expanded her services to include Working Holiday Visa and PR Visa positions.
Nadine guides you through the process of creating a CV and personal cover letter, as well as job search tactics.
I absolutely appreciate Nadine’s products and have referred several individuals to her. In my Moving Supply Shop, I’ve included a number of her Australia employment guides.
Once you have a killer Australian resume and an optimized LinkedIn profile, it’s time to start the job search
They don’t need to worry about visa sponsorship because this email came from someone with a PR visa. That’s a good thing because it’s far more difficult to do.
Top job search sites in Australia:
Are you finding positions advertised in your field?
If that’s the case, at least you know something is out there, and the problem is most likely that you’re applying from outside.
What time of year are you applying for jobs in Australia?
You should also be aware that organizations typically cease hiring at the end of the year and then resume hiring in February and March.
I understand it may not work with your moving timeline, but it could be one of the reasons why there aren’t many job openings published or why you’re not hearing back from recruiters.
What Are You Shipping to Sydney When You Move? Do You Know Yet?
The truth is that you don’t need to know what’s going on with you right now.
But you have to get your shipping quote ASAP, especially now
Why? Because foreign shipping firms must organize your shipment to Australia long in advance, some require 6 months. COVID has, indeed, altered everything, including international transportation.
When filling out the form below
- You simply need the city and nation for where you’re relocating, not a street address. What they really want to know is the location of the major shipping port.
- You don’t need exact dates right now. Go with your best guess.
- Don’t bother with calculating your volume. Use one of the estimates below for your estimated volume.
- Studio or 1 Bedroom —> 20 m3
- 2 Bedroom —> 25 m3
- 3 Bedroom —> 30 m3
- 4 Bedroom or 3 Bedroom + Car —> 50 m3
Use your “real” contact details for BOTH phone and email
Yes, the form is protected. If you do not provide your true contact information, they will be unable to contact you for a quote. Doesn’t that make sense?
People Also Ask
Can a UK graduate get a job in Australia?
Australia is a popular destination for UK graduates looking to travel and work as far away from home as possible. There are talent shortages, and Australia’s visa system may favor graduates with the required qualifications.
How can I get work in Australia from UK?
To work in Australia, you must apply for and obtain a valid Australian work visa with work rights. You can obtain a skilled visa, either temporary or permanent.