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Hi All,

Could you please share your experiences as to how did you land up in your first job in Australia .... As it would guide New expats too ....


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Find yourself a really good recruitment agency and register with them. At the beginning, you may have to register with a few but you will soon suss out the ones who are just keeping your CV on file and those who are actively trying to get you an interview.

Follow up with your preferred agent regularly but if after 2 weeks of registering with an agent you have neither heard from them nor landed an interview, it's time to move on.

On the side, also apply for jobs directly with employers. Know who are the big players in your field and target them directly.

I dealt with Hays and I could not fault them. They will ask you to come in for an interview first before they agree to represent you and will give you an honest opinion of your chances of securing a job. If they cannot help you, they will tell you so as well rather than stringing you along.

Importantly, you want to deal with agencies who have agents that specialise in recruitment in your field, as they will understand your needs. Avoid the agent who recruits pretty much every occupation - he will have only basic understanding of what you are after and oftentimes will try to push you into a job that is not suited to you just so that he can collect his fees.

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Hi Maz,
Could you please list out some more good recruiting agents beside Hays?
How do we register with them? Through web I suppose?
 

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Hi Maz,
Could you please list out some more good recruiting agents beside Hays?
How do we register with them? Through web I suppose?
I would only recommend Hays on the basis that I got a good service from them (I never recommend anyone who have failed to deliver). There are other agents out there and unfortunately, that's where you would have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether they are any good.

Typically, you send them your CV through their website and they would then call you up and ask you to attend their offices. Alternatively, if you see a job advertised that you think you are qualified for, then you can also give them a call.
 

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Find yourself a really good recruitment agency and register with them. At the beginning, you may have to register with a few but you will soon suss out the ones who are just keeping your CV on file and those who are actively trying to get you an interview.

Follow up with your preferred agent regularly but if after 2 weeks of registering with an agent you have neither heard from them nor landed an interview, it's time to move on.

On the side, also apply for jobs directly with employers. Know who are the big players in your field and target them directly.

I dealt with Hays and I could not fault them. They will ask you to come in for an interview first before they agree to represent you and will give you an honest opinion of your chances of securing a job. If they cannot help you, they will tell you so as well rather than stringing you along.

Importantly, you want to deal with agencies who have agents that specialise in recruitment in your field, as they will understand your needs. Avoid the agent who recruits pretty much every occupation - he will have only basic understanding of what you are after and oftentimes will try to push you into a job that is not suited to you just so that he can collect his fees.

Good luck
thank you :)
 

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Hey Maz...

Any chances that these agencies take your preliminary round of interview while you are overseas? Like a Telephonic or Skype or anything?

Happ!

I would only recommend Hays on the basis that I got a good service from them (I never recommend anyone who have failed to deliver). There are other agents out there and unfortunately, that's where you would have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether they are any good.

Typically, you send them your CV through their website and they would then call you up and ask you to attend their offices. Alternatively, if you see a job advertised that you think you are qualified for, then you can also give them a call.
 

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I just got visa yesterday and now days looking for a job. Is possible to have an offer letter before landing and leaving the current home country job .. Appreciate your help...
 

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I just got visa yesterday and now days looking for a job. Is possible to have an offer letter before landing and leaving the current home country job .. Appreciate your help...
I dont think its impossible I've read some had that experience.

However I also read (which is more common) that most that has gone over the hurdle of getting the interview schduled didnt manage to do another thing that the employer/company wanted which is for the candidate to attend the interview face to face.

So maybe you can try (its afterall doing things over the internet is still much "cost free") but unless you are going for very specialised roles in a very niche market I'm guessing the chances are not that good :(
 

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Can somebody please clear my confusion about one question ? I've been really confused about this even after going through many threads in the forum-

After you get 175 visa - Is it mandatory to permanently move to Australia immediately ? Or is it ok to enter Australia (before the given date), get the visa stamped, and come back and go back only after you get a job ?
 

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Or is it ok to enter Australia (before the given date), get the visa stamped, and come back and go back only after you get a job ?
No problem..You can do that..Even I'm planning the same way as I m not in a position to re-locate immediately..
But it would be tough getting a job sitting back at offshore..Also the money involved in going back and forth..so usually it is a one time move by most of the ppl..
 

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Hey Maz...

Any chances that these agencies take your preliminary round of interview while you are overseas? Like a Telephonic or Skype or anything?

Happ!
No, all the agencies that I dealt with expect you to already be in Australia with a valid work visa and available to come in for a face to face interview with them, before they send off your CV to their clients. Part of this is to do with the fact that they need to obtain your permission before they can represent you to a particular client and would require your original signature as confirmation of your acceptance/ permission for them to represent you.

Considering the amount of effort and time required to complete all these procedures, I guess from an agent's point of view, it's a waste of time and money considering that you are not yet in the country and available for face to face interviews wit prospective employers. I find that most employers expect to conduct face to face interviews and also have other procedures that would require you to be in the country in order to complete.
 

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I just got visa yesterday and now days looking for a job. Is possible to have an offer letter before landing and leaving the current home country job .. Appreciate your help...
Not impossible but extremely difficult and fraught with pitfalls.

I first moved here on a 457 visa and then got my PR about 2 months after the move. I did a phone interview and my boss sounded so nice. I got there and lo and behold, he was a complete AH, who was pretty much hated by everyone around him and people were resigning left, right and centre. The job was also anything but the one that I had interviewed for. So, based on my experience, I would say, just move over and do the face to face interview - you'll save yourself a lot of heartache in the long run. Of course, there are people who have had good experiences.

I managed to find a new job fairly quickly afterwards but my new employer has a pre employment drug and alcohol screen and a psychometric test as part of the recruitment process, which I would not have been able to do from abroad.

Can I ask why you are reluctant to move without a job? A lot of migrants have done this and unfortunately, whilst it's not ideal, you will have to take a risk if you really want to migrate to Australia. Give yourself time to save enough to sustain yourself about 6 months and then you won't feel so pressurised to have a job to walk into.
 

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Sounds Reasonable. No wonder whenever they are contacted they inquire for the availability for a physical interview. Thanks much for the help Maz..

Happ!

No, all the agencies that I dealt with expect you to already be in Australia with a valid work visa and available to come in for a face to face interview with them, before they send off your CV to their clients. Part of this is to do with the fact that they need to obtain your permission before they can represent you to a particular client and would require your original signature as confirmation of your acceptance/ permission for them to represent you.

Considering the amount of effort and time required to complete all these procedures, I guess from an agent's point of view, it's a waste of time and money considering that you are not yet in the country and available for face to face interviews wit prospective employers. I find that most employers expect to conduct face to face interviews and also have other procedures that would require you to be in the country in order to complete.
 

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I had 6 months gap between my visa grant and my planned move, when i got my visa i updated my CV mentioning my visa status and started looking at seek and linked in, i applied for many jobs, did not count how many :) , got reply from some of them, they wanted me to have face to face interview but i replied them with my planned flight booking detail, got 1 telephonic interview but that did not work, i was at technical side but they were looking for some support type candidate.

so in short when i left for Australia i had 7 to 8 emails from companies/recruiters asking me to update them when i reach Brisbane. so after updating my contact detail i informed them, 3 said we don't have vacancy at the moment and i scheduled 4 interviews in 2 days, appeared for first interview, i thought they are some recruiters and will not ask technical things but i was wrong, within 10 minutes technical interview they made an offer and i said "YES"

Informed other recruiters/companies that i have got a role, so don't consider me.
 

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Sounds promising... Cool!!

Happ!

I had 6 months gap between my visa grant and my planned move, when i got my visa i updated my CV mentioning my visa status and started looking at seek and linked in, i applied for many jobs, did not count how many :) , got reply from some of them, they wanted me to have face to face interview but i replied them with my planned flight booking detail, got 1 telephonic interview but that did not work, i was at technical side but they were looking for some support type candidate.

so in short when i left for Australia i had 7 to 8 emails from companies/recruiters asking me to update them when i reach Brisbane. so after updating my contact detail i informed them, 3 said we don't have vacancy at the moment and i scheduled 4 interviews in 2 days, appeared for first interview, i thought they are some recruiters and will not ask technical things but i was wrong, within 10 minutes technical interview they made an offer and i said "YES"

Informed other recruiters/companies that i have got a role, so don't consider me.
 

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All this depend on difference in demand and supply in the market. Once, I have 3 offers while sitting in India in 2008 as transmission line engineer and now a days I am trying since last 6 months and I did not receive a single response. If the skill is in acute shortage and not available in OZ, companies make offer even if you have not landed.

But if the skill is available onshore they definitely prefer face to face discussion and preference is always given to whom who has already settled and have local experience.
 

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Hi Folks,

I would highly recommend don't come to Australia on Embedded Background for Jobs. Here there is no jobs at all. Either they ask for Local Experience or Local Reference. I am here from last 9 months with no luck. I have tried in Melbourne and Sydney and I am heading back India for Jobs. Don't come here for Jobs. It's worst experience in finding jobs in Australia don't think you get PR doesn't mean that you will get jobs in Aussie land it's purely on luck basis. I know few of my friends who have been searching jobs from last 1.5 to 2 years. Please don't come!!!!
 

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Hi Folks,

I would highly recommend don't come to Australia on Embedded Background for Jobs. Here there is no jobs at all. Either they ask for Local Experience or Local Reference. I am here from last 9 months with no luck. I have tried in Melbourne and Sydney and I am heading back India for Jobs. Don't come here for Jobs. It's worst experience in finding jobs in Australia don't think you get PR doesn't mean that you will get jobs in Aussie land it's purely on luck basis. I know few of my friends who have been searching jobs from last 1.5 to 2 years. Please don't come!!!!


Hi ,

Did you get any interview calls at least? What all did you try doing in these 6 months?

Piya
 

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process for immigration to Australia

Dear,

I'm in process for immigration to Australia, but I have such concern like:
1. How to find accommodation(home) after 1st landing and where to go as it's a new country for me.
2. How to start finding a job?
3. How much is the tax?

Kindly advise.
 

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Hi guys,

it is mentioned that it will help if we should contact recruitment agents.. on average how much do we have to pay them for their services?
 
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