If you’re tempted to set up your computer a couple of days after you land in Australia and start blasting your resumés to every company in a 30-kilometre radius … stop yourself!
Most migrants who take this approach find themselves sending out hundreds of resumés with very little — or no — response. They get frustrated, dejected and angry. They question why they are getting no response, but don’t have the answer.
The answer is that they are likely not applying in the “Australian” way. Maybe their resumé is all wrong for Australian standards. Or maybe the employers receiving their resumés don’t want to take a risk on a person who has just landed, has no knowledge of Australia or its workplace expectations, and may or may not have sufficient language skills.
Finding a good job in Australia won’t be easy. It’s not even easy for many Australian-born in today’s economy. So don’t waste your effort and energy on a job search unless you have a little patience and a lot of information.