Land that Job in Australia: Successful Job-hunting for Migrants

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tl Publishing, 2005 - Applications for positions - 207 pages
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"The prospect of moving abroad and looking for a job in a new country - even a big friendly one like Australia - can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you actually find and land the job you want? Are there practical steps you can take to ensure your dream becomes reality? Yes, there are. And this book lays them out in logical order, according to the specific needs of migrants and intending migrants who have obtained the necessary visa. It tells you where to start looking, what Australian employers are looking for and how you can best present yourself to fit the job. It also has a wealth of tips on what to do in preparation, before leaving for Australia. In clear, simple terms, it explains how to transfer your skills and knowledge to the Australian market. Among the areas covered are: Australianising your qualifications and yourself; how and where to look for jobs; networking and volunteering - the way to gain local experience; ten migrant job-hunting stories and their success strategies; writing winning Australian-style résumés and cover letters; how to address selection criteria; interview techniques and approaches; employment conditions, law and documentation; getting the help you need; staying positive and motivated. There is a great demand for skilled migrants like you. With this book, you have the information and guidance you need to compete successfully in the Australian job market." - back cover.

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I like this book because it speaks to migrants and not any migrants, but Australia migrants. It explains what is expected in Australia's job market and what most likely went wrong to migrants who'd been trying to land a job in the past. For my case, I've benefited from the 'australianising your resume' and how to resolve 'no local experience' issues. It had never crossed my mind that a 2-page shortlisted american-style resume does not work in Australia.
However, seeing that the book was published in 2007, some information in the early chapters of this book is a bit off, i.e. broken links, outdated job market views. Should there be a 2nd edition, I would recommend the book to bring in topics like how, where and what to find out about current job market of certain industry in Australia, and job advancement trend in Australia.
 

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