|Posted on June 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM|
Carry sufficient cash for at least six months, have your CV rewritten by a professional Australian Emigration Job Search Strategist, develop contacts before your arrival, be patient and, most of all, never never give up.
These tips come from Pradeep Kunnath, an Indian national who migrated to Australia last November, who finally found a job after eight months of intense searching.
The position Pradeep secured in Australia was not just any job, however, it was the job he had been dreaming about, the job he gained experience in in his own country. Thanks to Pradeep's strength, his talent, and thanks to the help of Nadine Myers, Founder and Director of Nab That Job in Australia!, and Australian Emigration Job Search Strategist, he finally landed a great role in Australia.
Pradeep was seeking a role in Human Resources. He had tried to applying for jobs before arriving in Australia, however he eventually discovered that this was a bad idea: “People want to see you in person”, says Pradeep, “above all if you are looking for a position as Human Resources Officer. And in Australia they don’t care about previous experiences in your country: they really appreciate your local experience”.
So there was a problem, because Pradeep did not have the often required local experience in Australia.
That’s why the help of the consultants at Nab That Job in Australia, who rewrote Pradeep’s resume in an a professional, Australian style, was one of the keys of his success: “I learned that the CV should be designed on local conditions, and that the jobs that really suit my profile were never advertised. The interaction with Nadine and Nab That Job in Australia was one of the best things I found about migrating in Australia”.
Pradeep signed his first employment contract just one month after his arrival in Australia, and finally landed his current role in Human Resources with a top, multi-national firm, after eight long months of searching.
Using job search websites may help you in your Australian job search, however, according to Pradeep’s experience, it’s more important to develop contacts in person and apply for jobs with those organizations who are truly global.
To the question regarding the things that really helped Pradeep to find a job in Australia, he answered: “First of all, faith in myself. I never gave up. Second, a resume written by Nab That Job in Australia. Third, constant support from Nab That Job in Australia and discussions with the contacts she gave to me. And last, the fact that I did interviews with people who really matter, rather than a job consultant who has no idea about what I was looking for”.
But of course Pradeep faced a lot of challenges and disappointments in his job search in Australia, such as the low knowledge Australian people have about Indian culture and country. Pradeep quite often did not understand the reasons for his rejections by the Australian job consultants, and was frustrated by not being given an audience to explain his real work experience.
Pradeep is now satisfied with his new role, and is happy with his career prospects in Australia. However, if he looks back there are few things he would have done differently: for example, using an Australian job search professional to rewrite his CV earlier, and avoiding applying for every position which matched his experience on job search websites.
For Pradeep, the best thing about immigrating to Australia was, in few words, the people he met along the way: “I really love the camaraderie of people and the fact that I really feel at home”.
When we asked Pradeep to give some suggestions to people who want to work and live in Australia, he was very straight forward and stated simply: “This is not a free lunch. I recommend that you plan your move in advance: carry some cash with you because it can take six months before finding the right job. But, most of all, if you have decided to move to any country, the decision is truly yours and do not regret it”.
In the end, the real successful key of Pradeep was finding the right people who really helped him. People like the consultants at Nab That Job in Australia, with their useful website, http://www.nabthatjob.com, who are helping people from all over the world to find employment and fulfil their dream lifestyle in Australia.
A country which offers a lot of opportunities if you believe in yourself and never, never, give up.
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Written by Angelica Giambelluca