After lodging your documents, did your employers get a call for verification? Pls do share your experiences...
are the employers supposed to confirm the duties EXACTLY as per the employment letter?
and were you issued employment letter including the duties performed??
i had lot of issues with this.
Although i haven't applied through agent, i discussed it extensively with one (very experienced), and his explanation was employment verification depends on couple of factors:
- your nationality
- which country your work experience is from (e.g if u worked in USA less likely to get a call)
- Which company you work, example if you worked/work for the big guys IBM,HP,FUJITSU,DELL, etc its less likely you get a call.
- Your documents proving your work. More documents + evidence = less chance of job verification. Fishy looking documents can also raise flags.
Rate of verification is about 10% based on what he told me, this is an agent who receives 1000's of Oz applications so he has an idea. So the chances of job verification is approx 10%. Ofcourse that increases if you are from certain countries.
Either way, always EXPECT a job verification no matter what. Means make sure your references are aware they are getting a call and they are willing to cooperate. Unfortunately for many (myself included) it might be v difficult to arrange that, but all you can do is your best.