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).
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
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:
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
the employer ask you
about knowing how to make the service, your best
answer is to say you know. If you don't know
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.
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.
your get a "no or not at the moment"
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
your city caring
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
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.
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.
but with moderation.
Australians like very much people with sense
of humour but do not misunderstand happiness
with Bozo performance.
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
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.
important things to
facilitate the attainment of Jobs in
Australia are Professional References and the
Work Experiences in the country (really very
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
Curriculum Vitae in Australia is also called
(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.
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
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
you would like to look for jobs on the
internet, just go to the page jobs
online which has many links to Australian
my God! I've forgot the interview!