|Have a slice!|
|An image of Yarra Valley, an hour's drive away from Melb CBD. |
Spend some time exploring your new 'neighbourhood' while you wait!
- http://www.gumtree.com.au - this is THE Australian marketplace for almost anything under the sun! We got our fridge, GPS and dining table set via Gumtree. You can also find opportunities for casual employment and rental accommodation here.
|Cultivate a new sense of belonging!|
- Your resume/CV should not be longer than 3-4 pages in general. Place the most 'impressive' or important information about yourself on the first page. In Australia, a recent photograph is not required by default, unless specifically requested for. If you need specific help with resume writing, click here.
- Click here for some helpful interview tips, if you need them
- Higher salaried jobs usually involve applications that require your unique response to the job position's key selection criteria. Respond to each criteria honestly and in good written English. Respond in such a way that helps you stand out from the other candidates (in a good way!)
- If called for an interview, read through the key selection criteria and your responses in preparation for the interview. It is likely that most of the interview questions are derivatives of the key selection criteria.
- Use more than one job search website. Don't be lazy! Take the effort to create a profile of yourself on some recruitment websites and make your resume available for prospective employers to view. When I was a recruiter, I have actually searched for and found candidates this way for a couple of vacancies.
- Most advertisements will indicate where the job is located. Google-map the location before you apply, especially if you are not too familiar with the suburbs yet. Bear in mind that each Australian city is huge and it may not be feasible to travel a long distance (more than 50km?) to work everyday! Don't assume that the job location is always in the CBD area.