Moving to Australia for work? Here are some things you should be sure about before migrating to Australia.
EMPLOYMENT CHECKLIST FOR AUSTRALIA
JOB AND SKILLS
It is always important that you review your work experience and trainings that can be accounted under transferable skills. Make sure you give this task ample of time and thought as it affects your profile while applying for jobs overseas.
Making your work profile allows you to highlight your skills and plus points making it easier for your employers to analyse your profile and offer you employment accordingly. Keep a note of your experiences about projects that you wish to highlight your profile. The main point here is to make your profile desirable for your future employers in Australia.
Along with your work experience and skills, you will also have to get your qualifications assessed to match the Australian standards. These assessments will be solely for employment purposes unless you are applying for a student visa (educational purposes).
This review procedure helps you understand where you stand in the migration process and can take up trainings and additional courses if you need any. These additional courses will only improve your credibility while you are applying to get sponsorship from an employer in Australia.
Now, if you are among those who need to convert their qualifications as per Australian equivalents, you must check online to get an idea how long it will take for the process to complete. To know more about this, our experts at Migrate Me can guide you through the process and also make the submissions and documentations on your behalf.
There may be cases where you will be asked for extra documentations in certain territories. Make sure you or your assessment team takes a good look about these requirements while applying for migration to Australia.
RESEARCH ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY
After your skills and qualification review, it is time to do some thorough research about the industry you are targeting. The best places to start is to do online research through corporate websites of companies. There are also job search websites which provide information as well as list down job opportunities for candidates like you.
YOUR FIELDS OF INTEREST
After your profile is complete, you start with applying for jobs. You can also upload your profiles on job search websites when many companies can go through your profile and get in contact with you.
Once you start getting enquiries from companies, you can discuss your interests with the human resources manager and finalize the job requirements. This way, you are clear about your job title and scope of work before you start working.
It is always advisable to secure a job before you move to Australia. If you still prefer to look for one after you come to Australia, you can get yourself enrolled in recruitment agencies who will look and apply for jobs on your behalf.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
English is the top most preference when it comes to language skills in Australia. Every applicant will be given marks as per their language proficiency skills. These skills are assessed on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. It is necessary for you to score a minimum 6 bands in each criteria to score points in the language proficiency.
In case English isn’t your first language, you should get the necessary trainings required as per Australian standards.
Before going to Australia, make sure you check your financials well in advance. This includes almost everything – taxes, credit cards, insurances, health and medical insurances, etc. It will also be handy to keep a valid credit card after you moved in Australia. It is often seen that the formalities can be time consuming, which delays approval for your new credit/debit cards.
Secondly, it is also important that you calculate your budget for living in Australia before hand. this will not only help you estimate how much funds you need to have to stay in Australia, but will also give you an idea how much should be your minimum salary expectation from Australian employers.
Migrating process isn’t as tedious as it is said to be if you have the right people handling it for you. Fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa officers will get in touch with you to guide you with your migration process.