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RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
edited October 2012 in Working in Australia Posts: 217
Hi everyone,

First, I’m not an expert in job searching; this is based on experience and seminars that I have attended. I-share ko lang.


Approaches to a Job Search:

1. Advertisements (20-40% of jobs)
http://www.seek.com.au
http://www.careerone.com.au
http://www.indeed.com.au/jobs?q=&l=Adelaide+SA
The Advertiser newspaper


2. Word of Mouth / Networking
Meet friends, new friends and friend of friends.
Personal contact is the main starting point for active job search (56%)


3. Directly contacting a company
Define your targets and do in-dept research:
Industry, location, size, culture, reputation, Contact Person


4. Social Media
Linkedin http://au.linkedin.com/home?trk=hb_logo


5. Recruitment Agencies
Least recommended since Recruiters are paid a fee by companies to find them suitable employees.
Recruiter’s clients are employers, not you.
Be aware of potential conflict of interest.
KNOW which recruitment companies operate in your area of interest.


Hope this helps

Ta! :\">
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    edited October 2012 Posts: 217
    Advertisement:

    Use less filters when searching at www.seek.com.au (or whichever search engine). Do not type any keyword; just choose your industry then your location. (refer to jpg below)
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    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    Word of Mouth / Networking

    Most jobs are not advertised, so word of the mouth is your best chance of getting in. Sometimes you don’t even need to have an interview ;)
    So the more people you know the better chance of you finding a job.

    I was in a (Pinoy) party when a friend of a friend informed me about a vacancy in their company; it was advertised though, for some reason hinde ko nakita sa seek. And as soon as I went home, quickly login on the company website, fortunately only 5 hrs left for the job to close. Yup I got that Job! ;)
    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    Directly contacting a company

    Someone I know did this. Search all the companies related to his industry then send them an email introducing himself , skills, qualification and what he can do to the company. So in less than a month he got a job. That happened 2008 recession period.
    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    Social Media
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    Linkedin http://au.linkedin.com/home?trk=hb_logo

    Sorry no personal experience on this, but highly recommended din sya nung speaker namin. It wont hurt to try though.

    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
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  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala LumpurTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @Ren, thanks for posting these tips. It will be useful for new migrants who are actively seeking for employment. Normally, i'll check job openings through seek.com.au but since I am still outside Australia, it seems that the chances of being selected is lower. What's your opinion on this?

    I have linkedin account but I don't normally login to check, add or invite people, but since you mentioned that it'll be helpful, i'll start to build my network through this account.
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  • johnandjoshjohnandjosh BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    Try all of the above.
    Social Media
    Sign up to
    Linkedin http://au.linkedin.com/home?trk=hb_logo

    Sorry no personal experience on this, but highly recommended din sya nung speaker namin. It wont hurt to try though.

    I've been getting some emails/calls from head hunters because of my linkedin account asking if I am looking for a job. Maganda ring magkaroon ng account dito sa social media na ito. You can join some groups here and indicate that you are actively looking for a job.
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    Posts: 217
    @onesilvertwo
    Hi there! hmm opinion varies per personal experiences. I would say most employer prefer someone who can start on 2 weeks notice that has a local adress and mobile #.

    But you can still prepare, start working on your CV and cover letter. Prepare different templates for different type of jobs. Take note I believe that quality is more important than quantity in sending out CVs ;)

    Theres a lot of preparation u need while u are still there..
    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 27Member, Moderator
    Posts: 2,616
    Hi Ren, thanks for these tips...ok to sa mga bagong dating ng Australia hehe...

    May mga bad experiences po ba ako maisshare regarding headhunters? Parang useful din kasi sila in a sense that you establish a connection with a potential employer through agencies...



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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    Posts: 217
    @LokiJr

    Hi Loki, I never tried using agency since hinde sya recommended nung Speaker sa training session namin. But then again like I said I'm not an expert on this :)
    May nakwento kasi sya, na some companies pag nakita nila na thru agent that would mean that if they hire u they will have to pay that agent.
    But of course its your choice :)
    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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    ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
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  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala LumpurTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @Ren 2 weeks, napakabilis naman. kaya pala walang tumatawag sakin kasi nilagay ko na availability ay after 3 months. di bale, i'll change it, gawin nating 5 days! hahaha! joke lang.

    sige, noted iyan, i'll ensure the quality of my CV.

    thanks!

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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    edited October 2012 Posts: 217
    @onesilvertwo hehehe yup 2 weeks lang kasi kadalasan ang notice here.
    Once you are here, ang ilagay mo is "Immediately available at your convinience"

    Ta! :)
    Accommodations suggested websites
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1573/where-to-look-for-accommodations-suggested-websites-here/p1
    Job Searching Tips
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/849/job-searching-tips/p1
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 27Member, Moderator
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    @Ren, ahh I see, point well taken naman po hehe..Iniisip ko po kasi kung manggaling ako sa isang Aussie based recruitment agency, mas mapapadali yung paghahanap kasi Aussie to Aussie yung employment procedure hehe



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  • jang_ice30jang_ice30 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @Ren Thanks for the tips .. I just arrived here in adelaide and currently looking for a job =)
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 42Member
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    useful talaga Linked-in...
    nung inupdate ko yung profile ko dun na nasa AU nako...
    ang dami ng nag-email na headhunter...
    pati Amazon US na naghahanap ng Australian developers... with free relocation pa sa US.
    kaya lang kelangan AU citizen ka na...

    sabi ko na lang sa Amazon..
    Sorry mate... I'm not yet an Australian Citizen.
    Feel free to contact me again after 5 yrs.
    My circumstance would have change then and meet your qualification.

    Ayun hindi nako kinontak ulit hahahaha...
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 27Member, Moderator
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    useful talaga Linked-in...
    Sorry mate... I'm not yet an Australian Citizen.
    Feel free to contact me again after 5 yrs.
    My circumstance would have change then and meet your qualification.
    Yan ang confidence! Dugong Aussie ka na in 5 years hehe :D



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  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    may tumawag sakin recruiter at isang recruiter na nag-email lang asking for additional information, ano ano ba dapat malaman sa pakikipag-deal sa kanila? No choice na rin kasi halos cornered na nila job market eh.
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  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    better yet, let me rephrase yung tanong, ano bang tips nyo para makakuha ng work while still outside AU? specially dun sa mga 189 and 190 visa holder na wala pa sa AU
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  • hotshothotshot SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    better yet, let me rephrase yung tanong, ano bang tips nyo para makakuha ng work while still outside AU? specially dun sa mga 189 and 190 visa holder na wala pa sa AU
    eto din ang gusto kong malaman. :)
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  • johnandjoshjohnandjosh BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    edited November 2012 Posts: 107
    toink!!
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  • phinaxphinax SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    up.....
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    December 11, 2012 - Visa Grant
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