Are you looking for a job that offers visa sponsorship for Australia?
Then you’re in the right place, but before you start applying for jobs in Australia you need to know three things that can make all the difference in your job search.
In the video above, Nadine Meyers from SponsoredJobsinAustralia.com briefly covers these three tips and what her new membership site offers.
I’m going to go over each tip in more detail, but the truth is, Nadine is the #1 go-to person when it comes to finding sponsored jobs in Australia hence the name of her business.
Pro-tip: Nadine is a recruiter that works specifically with companies looking to hire overseas workers to come to Australia. On her new membership site, she currently has 1594 jobs that offer sponsorship. Job listings are updated weekly so if you don’t see anything, be patience. Membership starts at $10AUD a month, a bargain considering you will be the first to see new listings.
Tips For Finding a Job in Australia That Offers Visa Sponsorship
Attitude makes all the difference.
The truth is securing a visa sponsoring job in Australia is almost impossible especially if you don’t have a strategy.
You are one of the thousands of people that want to move to Australia and want to have a sponsor, not just give you a job and not just provide visa sponsorship, but also paid for it plus the cost of moving.
That’s a very tall order.
The truth is, you are probably not going to be successful.
Sorry if that’s rough, but it’s better to know now what you are getting yourself into.
The one thing that will determine if you are successful is your mindset and how badly you want it.
Are you willing to re-write your resume again and again and again? In fact, almost complete from scratch for every position you are applying for?
What about paying for a professional to write it for you? Is that something you are willing to spend money on?
What about LinkedIn? Have you optimized your profile? How many recommendations do you have on LinkedIn?
If you are not willing to put in the work and spend the money to improve your resume and LinkedIn profile, then you should not join Nadine’s membership site, even for the basic $10AUD a month membership.
Why? Because it doesn’t matter how many jobs you apply for, without an optimized Australian resume that is written for visa sponsorship and an optimized LinkedIn profile, you don’t have a chance.
Why not? Because there is someone else applying for all the same jobs that does have a professionally written resume. And, guess what? They are not as qualified as you, but they are more determined than you are and have made the investment of time and money to give themselves an edge.
So, before you move on to tip #2, ask yourself honestly if you are willing to put in the time, work and money to finding a job in Australia that offers sponsorship.
Your Resume or CV needs to be optimized for visa sponsorship
In the video, Nadine makes two important points about resumes.
- You only have 6 seconds to make a good impression with your resume.
Your resume needs to be an Australian style resume.
Yep, that’s right, 6 seconds is all you get to convince a hiring manager that you’re worth contacting for an interview. Recruiters get hundreds of resume a day. They do not have time to go through every single one. In fact, many of the larger recruiting agencies use software to do the initial scan before a real person takes the time to look at it.
The second point is usually a surprise to most, including myself, as many don’t realize that resume styles are different in other countries. In the US, a resume tends to be shorter than in Australia. It’s more of a highlight reel.
I have a post on how to write a resume for sponsorship here, so I’m not going to go into too much detail.
I also have a post titled “10 Tips for Optimizing Your Resume for Sponsorship in Australia” and another titled “10 Mistakes People Make When Applying for Visa Sponsoring Jobs in Australia” that you should read too.
The very best option is to have your resume written by a professional in Australia. Not sure you want to go with a professional? Fine, but at the very least, get a free resume review done and see what suggestions they have.
Accessing Australia’s Hidden Job Market
This is where Nadine’s membership site really shines. She not only lists jobs that you can’t find on other job search sites, but she has ways of contact recruiters that are searching for overseas workers.
You see, recruiters have more positions than they can fill and the success rate of filling those positions by advertising on large job search sites is very low. So low that it’s not even worth their time to place the advert.
Once you have optimized your resume and LinkedIn profile, Nadine takes you through her job search strategy to build your Australian network of recruiters.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have recruiters contact you directly when a position comes available instead of being one of the hundreds of applicants?
Nadine has two membership options.
The first is for the basic job seeker and is $10AUD a month. You get basic resume and cover letter templates plus access to sponsored job listings.
The second is for the serious job seeker and is $20 a month. With this membership, you also get access to sponsored job listings plus Nadine’s Sponsored Job Search ‘Bible’, her LinkedIn strategy and a 20% discount off professional resume service.
Still convinced you can do it on your own? Nadine also has a DIY sponsored job search book that is $47AUD that you can download and not have the monthly fee. Up to you.