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ruelcortez_BHruelcortez_BH SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 45Member
edited June 2016 in Jobs-Seeking & Openings Posts: 171
Hi everyone, ishare ko lang po some tips during job haunting stage which I hope makatulong kahit konti. We arrived here end of June and luckily (Thanks to God Almighty) landed a job two days ago (30 July). Struggle din I have family na rin and may kontin lang baon, pero tyaga and continues prayers and self esteem and of course support from our fellow members special mention @ringo, thanks very much sir for inspiration.

First of all take the advantage of attending the Skills for All seminar free of charge held by the Australian Government, every other Tuesday of the month po ito. Sa Adelaide po sa 55 Currie St. po ito, dalhin nyo po credentials nyo (originals) like Diploma and Transcript at kung principal applicant, yung Assessment Results nyo. Malaki po naitulong sa atin para mas mapansin yung resume nyo with proper "Aussie" style resume and importantly cover letter. After revising my resume based on their standards and guidelines mas napansin mga application ko, got some phone interviews and the best part is the chance to come into their office for face to face interview.

Yung format po ng cover letter at resume is easier to read and eye catching. Iwasan po natin and "generic type" talagang tyagain natin, bawat job description i-taylor made natin cover letter and resume para match. Gawa kayo templates then folder and Save As lang into folder for each application (like for example Sys Ad_Company Name_Date) para may tracking din tayo para sa mga follow-up calls, it does not have to be fully customised basta yung essential requirements magappear in desirable order sa resume and cover letter pero honest din dapat kasi sa interview kelangan mailaborate mo yun. Importate rin po and Referrals, dapat contactable sila and will provide positive feedback about you. Just PM me if you want a copy of my sample cover and resume..

Second, as per dun sa advice nung naghost ng seminar, job haunting is a Full time job, consider it as 9-5 job. Medyo depressing at times, kasi nauubos resources natin pero I did not know na aside from websites such as seek.com.au or careerone.com.au pwede rin mag cold-canvassing sa mga companies dito sa Aus. Sa Advertiser newspaper during Wednesday and Thursdays. You can apply for unlimited internet like dodo para mas cost effective.

Third, makipagnetworking po tayo sa fellow kababayans na mamimeet natin, like for example we meet in the malls, fast food, church...kunin natin phone number and email if possible.

Lastly, prayers lang po...everything is possible with Him. Wag po tayo papatalo sa depression and anxiety, we're here for a purpose and di tayo dadalhin dito if He does not have good plans for us.

Good luck to everyone and never give up!!!

God Bless.
27 June 2014 - Touch down Land Down Under
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"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3
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  • jrvalconchajrvalconcha SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi. Are you able to share a copy of your CV and cover letter, for my reference. Appreciate it. You may email it to [email protected] Thanks & God bless!!
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  • mharcutemharcute SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    @ruelcortez_BH -pa email naman po ng sample resume at cover letter [email protected]
    06-Jan-14 to 10-Jan-14 Gather Documents for Submission
    13-Jan-14 to 02-May-14 ACS assesment for ANZSCO 261313
    17-Jul-14 to 31-Jul-14 VETASSESS - Bachelor equivalent
    01-Nov-14 to14-Nov-14 IELTS L-8.0 RW-7.5 S-6.5
    22-Nov-14... Submit for Remarking
    (and the wait begins) Failed sa remarking
    Mar 2015 IELTS Retake ( L-9.0 RW-8.0 S-6.5)
    (nawawalan na ng pag asa)
    16 Feb 2016 Try PTE-A
    19 Feb 2016 PTE scores ( L-79 RW-90 S-76)
    19 Feb 2016 SUBMIT EOI (finger crossed)
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  • KookaburaKookabura SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hello,

    Kindly send din po ng sample resume and cover letter sa email ko po for reference..

    [email protected]

    Thanks po in advance!
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  • ruelcortez_BHruelcortez_BH SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 45Member
    Posts: 171
    hi po I have sent the samples to your personal mails, pakicheck na lang po, if I have missed anyone kindly PM me na lang po.

    Hope this helps. God Bless us all
    27 June 2014 - Touch down Land Down Under
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    "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3
    kenshusei
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  • gilberttkdgilberttkd SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 20Member
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    @ruelcortez_BH kakarating namin dito sa pz less than 2 weeks ago. Pasend naman ako ng sample resume at cover letter. Thank you. [email protected]
    Nominated Occupation: Electronics Engineer ANZSCO 233411
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    Apr-06 2013: IELTS Results L:8 R:6 W:6 S:7
    Jun-03 2013: Send Documents to Engineers Australia
    Sep-11 2013: Received EA Results; POSITIVE
    Oct-26 2013: IELTS (re-take) L: 7.0 R:7.5 W: 6.5 S: 7.0
    Feb-15 2014: IELTS (re-take) L: 7.5 R:7.0 W: 7.5 S: 7.5
    Mar-02 2014: Submit EOI (65 points)
    Mar-24 2014: Invitation received
    Mar-29 2014: Visa Skilled Independent189 Lodged
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    May-06 2014: Dependents medical done (NHS Baguio City)
    May-08 2014: NBI Clearance uploaded
    May-11 2014: Form80 sent
    May-13 2014: Visa Grant!!! Thank you Lord....
    Aug-02 2014: Arrived in Melbourne
    Aug-28 2014: Hired!!! Thank you once again Lord...


    For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord" plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future - Jeremiah 29:11 (Thank you Lord!!!)
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  • ronfrancoronfranco MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi po, pa share din po ng Resume and CV..thank you so much po. [email protected]
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  • DadahkunDadahkun SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi po. Just arrive 2weeks ako. Pls share your resume format. [email protected] Thanks in advance
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  • ruelcortez_BHruelcortez_BH SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 45Member
    Posts: 171
    I found this very interesting blog about interview, really helpful..

    http://fosslien.com/job/

    27 June 2014 - Touch down Land Down Under
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    "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3
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  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty PerthTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
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    @ruelcortez_BH very informative.... salamat sir

    :-)
    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
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  • iamshe_qldboundiamshe_qldbound SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
    Posts: 15
    @ruelcortez_BH sir pa-share naman po ng CV & cover letter pls TIA!
    [email protected] :D
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  • aolsystemsaolsystems SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 12Member
    Posts: 118
    pasend din po pls @ruelcortez_BH sa email ko po [email protected] i am still on a job hunting wala parin swerte pero postive naman at laging nagdadasal na magkaron.sana mashare mo sa akin yun resume lalo na ang important sa akin yun cover letter. thanks!
    COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS – nec (2231-79)
    TimeLine
    March 2008 - IEALTS EXAM PASS
    May 2008 - Sent documents for assessment ACS
    Nov.2008 - Pass the ACS Assessment
    Feb.2009 - Submission & payment of Independent Skilled Visa 175 application.
    2010 whole year Waiting.....................
    April 2011 - updated some information including passport address,marital status and others.
    2012 whole year Waiting ....................
    June 2013 - Update information of documents previously submitted including an additional dependent (my son).
    Waiting.....................
    Feb. 29, 2014 - Assigned CO to assess my application.
    March 13, 2014 - Medicals and Police clearance done.
    - Form 80 completion.
    - Update additional information.
    June 10 - Request by CO to sign health undertaking.
    June 18 - VISA GRANTED !!! Thank you very much Lord!!!
    July 1, 2014 - PDOS attendance. (Commission of Filipino's (Overseas) - Compulsory for migrants before leaving.
    June 15 - arrival of LTO certification w/ DFA authentication.
    Aug.2014 - Propose arrival in Sydney.
    Oct.2014 - Propose dependents (wife and son) arrival.
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  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty PerthTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
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    @ruelcortez_BH bro, pasend na rin ng sample cv sa email ko...hehe.. [email protected]

    **naiinis na ako! hehe
    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
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  • marknight85marknight85 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 27
    Pwede din po ba pa share ng CV and Cover letter ninyo. Thank you po... [email protected]
    06/22/2013 - IELTS Exam (L=8.5, R=8.5, W=7.0, S=7.5)
    08/13/2013 - AHPRA Acknowledge Receipt of Documents
    01/02/2014 - AHPRA Letter of Eligibility Attained
    01/14/2014 - Enrolled in Bridging Course (IHNA, Perth Campus)
    01/15/2014 - Applied for Visitor Visa 600
    01/25/2014 - Medicals Done for Visa
    02/15/2014 - Approval Date of Visa
    02/21/2014 - Started IRON Bridging Program
    05/05/2014 - Completed IRON Bridging Program
    05/12/2014 - AHPRA Registration Approved
    05/22/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Commenced
    08/20/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Letter of Determination Attained
    08/20/2014 - Expression of Interest Submitted SI 189 60 Points
    09/08/2014 - Invited for SI 189 Visa
    09/08/2014 - Front Loaded All Documents and PCC and Medicals
    09/08/2014 - Bridging Visa A Granted (Full Work Rights)
    10/02/2014 - Start of First Nursing Job while on BVA!
    11/27/2014 - Visa Grant! (Direct Grant Receiver) -Praise the LORD!

    ~Keep moving forward!
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  • anneoz08anneoz08 CanberraTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 112
    @ruelcortez_BH hi, pasend nmn din ng resume at cover letter pls..thanks. [email protected]
    RSMS Visa 187 ( Hubby is the main applicant)

    July 2011 : Hubby flew to OZ under 457 visa
    15 Aug 13: Lodged Visa 187 (via an agent)
    20 Nov 13: Medicals @ SLEC
    27 Nov 13: Further lab tests submitted
    03 Dec 13: Medicals uploaded
    10 Dec 13: Nomination approved
    15 Jan 14: VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord God...
    15 Mar 14: Arrival in OZ
    18 Apr 14: Start of job hunting, help me again Lord...

    Thank You Lord for all the blessings!!! GOD is good all the time...


    ---- To God be all the Glory ----
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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 47Member
    edited September 2014 Posts: 498
    Guys.. sometimes recruiters request for CV or you need to upload your CV sa website nila.. questions.. pag nanghingi sila ng CV.. does it mean na kailangan din natin samahan ng Cover Letter..kailangan ba natin isingit yung cover letter at gawin iyon na page 1... or CV lang talaga ang kailangan i submit? sa seek kasi magkahiwalay yung cover letter and CV.. pero may ibang job post lang nag CV lang ...

    thanks...
    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 260Member, Moderator
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    Guys.. sometimes recruiters request for CV or you need to upload your CV sa website nila.. questions.. pag nanghingi sila ng CV.. does it mean na kailangan din natin samahan ng Cover Letter..kailangan ba natin isingit yung cover letter at gawin iyon na page 1... or CV lang talaga ang kailangan i submit? sa seek kasi magkahiwalay yung cover letter and CV.. pero may ibang job post lang nag CV lang ...

    thanks...
    it depends on you but generally make a broad cover letter designed to impress the recruiter; just state your experience and the type of job you are looking for.
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 47Member
    Posts: 498
    Dre..thanks sa response. .

    Meron akong cover letter.. im just not sure kung isama ko sya kung ang hiningi lang recruiter ay CV.. or yung sa jobsite ay isang file lang ang pwede I upload..
    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • enxymenxym SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 10
    Kuya! Pahingi rin po ako copy ng cover letter and resume mo po. Personal referrence ko lang po. My email is [email protected] po
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  • marknight85marknight85 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 27
    pasend please ng cover letter and resume if meron kayo na specified for australia. [email protected]
    06/22/2013 - IELTS Exam (L=8.5, R=8.5, W=7.0, S=7.5)
    08/13/2013 - AHPRA Acknowledge Receipt of Documents
    01/02/2014 - AHPRA Letter of Eligibility Attained
    01/14/2014 - Enrolled in Bridging Course (IHNA, Perth Campus)
    01/15/2014 - Applied for Visitor Visa 600
    01/25/2014 - Medicals Done for Visa
    02/15/2014 - Approval Date of Visa
    02/21/2014 - Started IRON Bridging Program
    05/05/2014 - Completed IRON Bridging Program
    05/12/2014 - AHPRA Registration Approved
    05/22/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Commenced
    08/20/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Letter of Determination Attained
    08/20/2014 - Expression of Interest Submitted SI 189 60 Points
    09/08/2014 - Invited for SI 189 Visa
    09/08/2014 - Front Loaded All Documents and PCC and Medicals
    09/08/2014 - Bridging Visa A Granted (Full Work Rights)
    10/02/2014 - Start of First Nursing Job while on BVA!
    11/27/2014 - Visa Grant! (Direct Grant Receiver) -Praise the LORD!

    ~Keep moving forward!
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  • ariesaries DubaiTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 3
    Hi.. I see it informative.. I have question.. What is the best way to get Australia.. I'm living and working here in Abu Dhabi.. Need some advice.. Thanks !!
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