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How to Get
a Job in 
Australia

   The first steps are always the most difficult, having to wake up early, with a smile in your face and a tooth brush in the hand. This must be your routine for every Saturday around 6 am. Ao as soon the newsagent opens, you will be the first person to buy the periodical (the best day is Saturday with more job offers). Get rid of all newspaper, keeping only the jobs session, and start reading using your skills of dynamic reading. The telephone must be at your side and not more than 10 inches of distance, and as soon as you came across with the job of your dreams, call it using speed of the light (look for this option in your device).

It is said by the statistics that in Australia, the first one to call has 95% of possibilities to get the Job, and the ones calling in the following day,  have less than 1% of chance. If the job request to send a Curriculum Vitae, get a Vivaldi or Sepultura in the player and fall into a deep transe until you have finished the CV. Reviewing the spell is important, make sure you don't write Scool instead of School, and send it using fast mail or courier (delivery in less 24-hour). If the company accepts the CV by email is even better, but do not forget that files must be saved in MS World or PDF. After sending it, certify that your mobile has the battery almost blowing up of so loaded, and during the week does not leave it alone even in the shower. If you receive a call asking you for an interview, write down the address and time, follow the instructions of the meeting and please DO NOT BE LATE.

  Some other Tips:

  • If you are looking for a job not advertised, prepare your Curriculum (Résumé) or write in a sheet of paper a blá blá blá (in English, of course) kind of : - I am a student from Tanzania, and looking for a work to help me pay the books. I am hard worker and punctual. I have many skills and I am a fast learner.I am available to work such days and hours, blab blá blá. My email and telephone for contact are this and that. Start knocking doors in any commercial centre, restaurants, shops, or any type of commerce (better if it is close to your home or school) and give your CV to the manager.

  • If the employer ask you about knowing how to make the service, your best answer is to say you know. If you don't know at all, it's better say that you are interested to have a go (can do attitude). If later they fired you for incompetence, at least you've got some experience in premature resignations and some cash.

  • Never, but really never, sit down in front of your boss, only if your job is in a computer or if you are invited to sit down. Do not lean in walls and show symptoms of hangover, fatigue, haemorrhoids, or any sign of weakness. Australians are the kind of people that may die, but upright.

  • If your get a "no or not at the moment" for answer, do not give up if you are really interested in that job. Come back next week and talk again with the manager. Usually Australians appreciate the insistence, and they understand as a sign of legitimate interest. Of course common-sense must prevail, and not  blow the patience of the employer. I know one case, the person went  15 times in a Video store looking for a job and at the end he got it, after the manager sacked the lazy employee in that position. 

  • Cross your city caring a bag full of copies of your CV. Go through many commercial areas paying attention of signs placed at the shop windows, advertising a vacancy. If you spot one, immediately say that you are interested in the job. Later on you may ask the details, how much they pay, how hard is the work, how many kilos you will loose etc...

  • Do not forget that even casual and unqualified work, they will probably ask you for an Interview. As we comment before please do not be late otherwise it is better go directly to the beach.

  • Take care of yourself, choose something nice and clean to wear, put perfume and deodorant, brush your hair, check your breath is not smelling like wild tiger and do not forget your nails, as mechanics are not welcome to perform any tasks in a kitchen.   

  • Smile but with moderation. Australians like very much people with sense of humour but do not misunderstand happiness with Bozo performance.

  • Neither a talking box  or arrogance - A lot of places do not like people talking and distracting the work. The best way is to be in a kind of scouts position, ready to follow instructions and "give it a go" attitude. Do change any inclination to say " No" for Yes, showing you are a positive and optimist person. Think how You can help the company and not vice verse. 

To get a job in Australia it applies the same rules as any other part of the world, that is, persistence and consistence when looking for it. The secret is in not give up, and not be waiting to happen because it will not come out of the blue. Many times the problem is the lack of qualification of the candidate in relation to what the employer is looking for. One of the solutions is to get such qualification through studies and courses. Other common problem is in relation of the attitude of the applicant; for example I've heard many times people saying they have already applied for a job and now they are waiting the reply. Probably it will take a very long to this person to get one. On the other hand, if a person send everyday many CVs and continue applying, without any doubt, something will come out much sooner. In case you cannot get a job at all after a while, you should consider changing the approach of the intended position. It may happen the area you are looking for not be in demand at the time, your qualifications are not enough for that function, or your CV needs a review.

Note: In case you are applying for many jobs, it is better organise a list of places you have done, with the name and phone number, therefore if you get a call from any of them, you are not confused from where they are calling from.

Another important things to facilitate the attainment of  Jobs in Australia are Professional References and the Work Experiences in the country (really very important). You must present at least 2 persons as professional references or your Curriculum will not be looked by the employers. This can make it difficult for those just arriving in Australia, or for those without any work experience in Australia. The options are bring your references from overseas such as letters and contacts. In case you do not have anything, and you are still studying in a course in Australia, asks your teacher if he could be one of the references. In 99% of the cases the reply will be affirmative. 

Curriculum Vitae in Australia is also called "Résumé" (with accent in the two "e"), and it is written in a different way than many other countries (except New Zealand).  Having the Curriculum in the Australian Style, can be the difference between being chosen or not to the job.

Roger's Résumés is selling a Kit with templates models for different Resumes, Cover  Letters for introduction, besides many tips, such as key words, dictionary of occupations, and much more. Everything that you need to make your own and proper CV in the Australian Style. You just need to follow the instructions to assemble your CV and send to the employer. The Kit suits people with different skills and English levels. You will receive all the material online in your computer.

Note: If you would  like to look for jobs on the internet, just go to the page  jobs online which has many links to Australian employment agencies.

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