Below are some tips about how to approach the lack of local experience. This can be a barrier for many new residents in getting Australian jobs.
One of the things that may create difficulties in landing your first job is the lack of a resume tailored for the local market and the specific job.
Australian resumes differ from those used in other countries and their content must respond to all selection criteria included in the job advert.
It is good to start brushing your skills and learning how to write a resume. Otherwise get help from a specialised consultant. Or click on the images on your right to download one of the books published at Amazon by Australian human resources authors.
The other difficulty is the requirement for local experience. When you start browsing ads for Australian jobs, you will find this requirement quite often.
Well, if you did not live in Australia at all before becoming a permanent resident, you don't have that experience. So how do you overcome this?
In most cases if your skills and experience are what an employer needs, lacking Australian experience is not an issue.
But if you find that it is a problem, then one way to address it is to look for opportunities to do volunteer work.
How does volunteering help?
And, what is also important about volunteering is that you will get the satisfaction that you are doing something for the community.
Give it a try.
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