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Hello everyone,

Now I am in the process of applying for ACS sill assessment. When I research more, reading forums regarding the difficulty of getting a job in Australia I get confused whether I should take the risk of migrating to Australia. I know without pain there is no gain. Still, I would like to ask the following queries regarding getting a job in Australia after getting the PR

1) Is it possible to apply for a job from India and shift to Australia once I get a job there? I do see several people migrating to Australia once they get the PR. But I do not have that much financial stability to stay in Australia and look for jobs.

2) Even if I come to Australia after getting the PR and if it takes around 6 months or 1 year to get a job in my field, whether I can work in any other field till that time. Whether that 6 months or 1 year will affect my career graph as I was working in some other field. Will that gap causes a problem for getting a job in my field(IT field)

3) I have 9 years of experience in Software field and my current role is Technical Project Manager (But I do write code and guide the team). If my company reference letter mentions this as my role, will I send up the difficulty in getting a job in Australia? I love coding than managing. So do I need to change my title role? I have the feeling my employer can give me the reference letter with tech lead or similar job title. The current job title (Technical Project Manager) is a disadvantage of getting job in Australia ?

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Hello everyone,

Now I am in the process of applying for ACS sill assessment. When I research more, reading forums regarding the difficulty of getting a job in Australia I get confused whether I should take the risk of migrating to Australia. I know without pain there is no gain. Still, I would like to ask the following queries regarding getting a job in Australia after getting the PR

1) Is it possible to apply for a job from India and shift to Australia once I get a job there? I do see several people migrating to Australia once they get the PR. But I do not have that much financial stability to stay in Australia and look for jobs.

2) Even if I come to Australia after getting the PR and if it takes around 6 months or 1 year to get a job in my field, whether I can work in any other field till that time. Whether that 6 months or 1 year will affect my career graph as I was working in some other field. Will that gap causes a problem for getting a job in my field(IT field)

3) I have 9 years of experience in Software field and my current role is Technical Project Manager (But I do write code and guide the team). If my company reference letter mentions this as my role, will I send up the difficulty in getting a job in Australia? I love coding than managing. So do I need to change my title role? I have the feeling my employer can give me the reference letter with tech lead or similar job title. The current job title (Technical Project Manager) is a disadvantage of getting job in Australia ?

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Good evening Bro,

Please see my answers below.

1. You can apply jobs and have interviews through the Internet these days. Eg: Skype. When I got my PR, I was in Singapore. I applied jobs from there before I came to Australia.

2. If you get PR, your visa will show Unlimited Work and Unlimited Study so you can work any type of work or study if you wish.

3. Your past job title does not matter but your experience does.
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Thaks a lot for the quick reply.

So can I apply for 190 or 480 visas? whether it will be challenging to get IT jobs in regional areas? IT companies are more in metropolitan cities..rt? So the possibilities are less to get a job in regional areas?

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Hello. I think that you can safely work by profession, moreover I know that the site (here it is https://au.jobsora.com/) which helps to find any kind of work, especially the IT profile which is now very popular and progressive so I recommend definitely don’t give up, start by searching for your work through the site (which I think will succeed with a sufficient level of skills), then happy work in Australia awaits you.

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Thaks a lot for the quick reply.

So can I apply for 190 or 480 visas? whether it will be challenging to get IT jobs in regional areas? IT companies are more in metropolitan cities..rt? So the possibilities are less to get a job in regional areas?
You should apply all which means 189, 190 and 489 (491 after November) if you are also interested in provisional visa.

Of course, Cities have much much more IT jobs than regional.

However, even 489 is not easy to get these days.

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Hello everyone,

Now I am in the process of applying for ACS sill assessment. When I research more, reading forums regarding the difficulty of getting a job in Australia I get confused whether I should take the risk of migrating to Australia. I know without pain there is no gain. Still, I would like to ask the following queries regarding getting a job in Australia after getting the PR

1) Is it possible to apply for a job from India and shift to Australia once I get a job there? I do see several people migrating to Australia once they get the PR. But I do not have that much financial stability to stay in Australia and look for jobs.

2) Even if I come to Australia after getting the PR and if it takes around 6 months or 1 year to get a job in my field, whether I can work in any other field till that time. Whether that 6 months or 1 year will affect my career graph as I was working in some other field. Will that gap causes a problem for getting a job in my field(IT field)

3) I have 9 years of experience in Software field and my current role is Technical Project Manager (But I do write code and guide the team). If my company reference letter mentions this as my role, will I send up the difficulty in getting a job in Australia? I love coding than managing. So do I need to change my title role? I have the feeling my employer can give me the reference letter with tech lead or similar job title. The current job title (Technical Project Manager) is a disadvantage of getting job in Australia ?

Thanks and regards,
Bavya.
I worked in India for 8 yr as S/w engineer, moved to US and worked for 5 years and migrated to Australia this year. It took me 3 weeks form the day I landed to get three different job offer. I am not an exceptional developer, but I applied for all technical jobs only.

#1. It is difficult to secure a job from India. If you can take a risk and have enough money to sustain for 3 months in Australia($6/7k AUD assuming you will travel alone) you can get a job here in s/w field.
#2 Why are you thinking about doing other jobs now? I am sure if you love coding and enjoy to solve a technical problem you will not have a problem to get a job. Employers are constantly looking for Good technical resources and they do not find much. Instead of focusing on fallback option, put your energy to do some certification, look for similar jobs in Australi online and try to bridge the gap between your skill and what is in demand in the market.
#3 I don't know any employer who asks for a letter from the previous employer(my guess is employer trust an interviewer and they will ask you to solve practical problems to asses your skills).
Think positive, you can do it. Good luck:-)

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Hello everyone,

Now I am in the process of applying for ACS sill assessment. When I research more, reading forums regarding the difficulty of getting a job in Australia I get confused whether I should take the risk of migrating to Australia. I know without pain there is no gain. Still, I would like to ask the following queries regarding getting a job in Australia after getting the PR

1) Is it possible to apply for a job from India and shift to Australia once I get a job there? I do see several people migrating to Australia once they get the PR. But I do not have that much financial stability to stay in Australia and look for jobs.

2) Even if I come to Australia after getting the PR and if it takes around 6 months or 1 year to get a job in my field, whether I can work in any other field till that time. Whether that 6 months or 1 year will affect my career graph as I was working in some other field. Will that gap causes a problem for getting a job in my field(IT field)

3) I have 9 years of experience in Software field and my current role is Technical Project Manager (But I do write code and guide the team). If my company reference letter mentions this as my role, will I send up the difficulty in getting a job in Australia? I love coding than managing. So do I need to change my title role? I have the feeling my employer can give me the reference letter with tech lead or similar job title. The current job title (Technical Project Manager) is a disadvantage of getting job in Australia ?

Thanks and regards,
Bavya.
1. Yes, it is possible. I got my offer letter even before I booked tickets to AU. But as you would expect, this is not easy unless your skill set / industry expertise is specialized and grossly in need /cannot be met onshore. It is hard to answer your question without knowing your background but if you can sell yourself to the recruiter, they don't mind extending you an offer as long as you have a PR and make a commitment to land within 30 days.

2. Yes, you can work in any field. In my experience, the good thing about AU is that they don't discount your experience based on field / industry. There are plenty of casual jobs available (if you got good reference) that can just about cover your monthly expense until you land in a secure job.

3. Again, title doesn't matter in this market. They don't care about your title - all they want to know is whether you can get things done and be culturally fit.

PM me if you got more questions - Happy to help. Good luck!

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Hello everyone,

1) Is it possible to apply for a job from India and shift to Australia once I get a job there? I do see several people migrating to Australia once they get the PR. But I do not have that much financial stability to stay in Australia and look for jobs.

2) Even if I come to Australia after getting the PR and if it takes around 6 months or 1 year to get a job in my field, whether I can work in any other field till that time. Whether that 6 months or 1 year will affect my career graph as I was working in some other field. Will that gap causes a problem for getting a job in my field(IT field)

3) I have 9 years of experience in Software field and my current role is Technical Project Manager (But I do write code and guide the team). If my company reference letter mentions this as my role, will I send up the difficulty in getting a job in Australia? I love coding than managing. So do I need to change my title role? I have the feeling my employer can give me the reference letter with tech lead or similar job title. The current job title (Technical Project Manager) is a disadvantage of getting job in Australia ?

Thanks and regards,
Bavya.
Hi,

To answer your questions -

1) It is highly unlikely you can search for jobs in Australia from India. The dead giveaway is the phone number. The moment Australian recruiters see a +91 phone number, your application goes into the reject bin.
Secondly, there are only a couple of scenarios where you can get a job offer before moving to Australia -
a. You secure an internal transfer within your company once you get your PR - this is the safest bet
b. You work in highly specialised skills that simply don't have resources here or are skills that have not been offshored yet. For example if you are a developer - skills in Ansible, AWS, Machine learning and so on. If you are in ERP field, experience in Cloud platforms, HCM, Salesforce and so on.
Thirdly, plan to have sufficient savings to cover for at least 8-12 months in Australia.
If you are a family person and coming to either Melbourne or Sydney, budget 3000 AUD per month. Thats savings of at least 24000 - 36000 AUD - 12 to 18 lakhs. This will give you sufficient leeway in searching for a job. It helps with peace of mind.

2) You can work in any field you want. After about 3-4 weeks of job hunting you will face isolation and lack of human contact. The best way to alleviate this is to get a volunteer job. You can get relevant volunteer jobs in seek.com.au or govolunteer.com.au. It helps in gaining much relevant 'local experience'. If you know some folks here, try to get a part-time job that pays - if possible. This also helps address gaps in the resume - a gap of 6 months of more is a problem.

3) Titles don't mean much here - what Australian companies look for is whether, over the course of your career, you have taken up roles with more responsibility and whether you have grown technically. This should be reflected in your resume.
If you are a project manager, make sure you have the PMP/PRINCE2 certification. This is important here. If you are an architect, make sure you have the TOGAF certification. This helps.

Be prepared to work at roles lower than what you were doing in India. This is normal. You will get short charged in your first job for sure

The most important advice I can give you is to start networking with Australian companies in your field. Send an introductory message and connection request in linkedin and then take it forward. There is a way to network - do not ask for a job straight away. Make chit chat about their opinion about the market, the skills or certifications you need, how their work life is like, which suburbs to stay, which sports teams to follow..etc etc.

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Start reading either the HeraldSun or the Sydney Morning Herald to gain some info about the local culture, personalities and economy - these help as conversation starters

Let me know if you need any further info.
Sid.
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