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Guest yessica76

Hi everybody,

 

I am in cat 3, so I am thinking in a plan B: Sponsor

 

Resume

 

-No photo, no marital status,no nacionality

-3 or 4 pages

-no irrelevant information

-cover letter ( no mention immigration issues)

 

Internet

 

Seek

Careers One

Linkedin

 

Agencies

 

I am looking for employment agencies that give this service..

 

 

Any advice??

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Guest davemc

I've been told it's very difficult to get sponsored. I've also been looking (although not breaking my back) for employers who're willing to sponsor but have been unsuccessful.

 

Most companies don't want to know. Which i find sickening - I can't understand - there's a skills shortage - plenty skilled overseas workers who'd be delighted to get to Oz for 4 years...

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Guest Jamie Smith
Hi everybody,

 

I am in cat 3, so I am thinking in a plan B: Sponsor

 

Resume

 

-No photo, no marital status,no nacionality

-3 or 4 pages

-no irrelevant information

-cover letter ( no mention immigration issues)

 

Internet

 

Seek

Careers One

Linkedin

 

Agencies

 

I am looking for employment agencies that give this service..

 

 

Any advice??

 

You will find a CV template and guidlelines at the Hire A Migrant home page Home.

 

Unless you are a high achiever in your field with an excellent CV (experience and qualifications, not just the apprearance of it!) then online portals like Seek are essentially worthless, as are most recruitment agents that insist on only working with visa holders.

 

The best way to reach employers is to go direct to them, either by being in Australia yourself or engaging someone to do the legwork for you and arrange the interviews. Our experience in reaching out to employers on a cold call basis indicates a 6-10 week period is about the norm for common occupations to find employment this way.

 

You could be in Australia to do it, in which case budget about $8000 to $12,000 for a 3 month visit, and consider your lost wages (takes the total to $15,000 to $27,000 depending on the country and occuaption.

 

It's not cheap to visit for work search, getting assistance can be cheaper and offer less interruption to work and family.

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Guest edwardsfamily

hi there,

 

in our case, perseverance paid off.

 

my hubby did a very good CV with references attached. We also included what his roles and responsiblilties were in each job he has had.

 

We were also very honest about needing/wanting a sponser in a covering letter and outlined in the letter what it would cost the company. Also that we would be happy to cover all costs etc.

 

after about 400 applications on seek, and directly to companies, he has finally had a job offer!

 

our 457 visa is on its way any day now....something we thought would never happen :)

 

We could just be one of the lucky ones but in our case it worked.

 

Good luck :)

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-No photo, no marital status,no nacionality

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-cover letter ( no mention immigration issues)

 

This isn't going to get you a job. It will, however, alienate potential employers when they realise you're being deceptive.

 

You absolutely must be open and honest about where you're coming from (though it might be obvious from your employment history!) and your need for a sponsor.

 

Our experience in reaching out to employers on a cold call basis indicates a 6-10 week period is about the norm for common occupations to find employment this way

 

With sponsorship? If so, that suddenly seems like a very appealing option :)

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hi there,

 

in our case, perseverance paid off.

 

my hubby did a very good CV with references attached. We also included what his roles and responsiblilties were in each job he has had.

 

We were also very honest about needing/wanting a sponser in a covering letter and outlined in the letter what it would cost the company. Also that we would be happy to cover all costs etc.

 

after about 400 applications on seek, and directly to companies, he has finally had a job offer!

 

our 457 visa is on its way any day now....something we thought would never happen :)

 

We could just be one of the lucky ones but in our case it worked.

 

Good luck :)

 

hi

can i be so bold as to ask you how long the 457 visa process took? we are due to send ours off at the weekend and i know it will take about a week to get to oz but once its lodged how long did it take for you?

thanks

Linda

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hi there,

 

in our case, perseverance paid off.

 

after about 400 applications on seek, and directly to companies, he has finally had a job offer!

 

:notworthy:

I take my hat off to you - congratulations on getting a position

 

I look at about 150-200 web sites a week looking for that elusive position. We were only prepared to do a PR which also limits the options.

 

1 plus down the line - loads of applications (although I reduced them after I sussed which job types/agencies would not even give me the time of day)

I think we have had been short-listed and interviewed about 5 or 6 times... (unfortunately our area of work took a bit of a funding and subsequent job hit about 6 months to a year ago)

 

My OH unfortunately also needs to give 3-6 months notice :rolleyes:which does not help

 

 

Unless you are a high achiever in your field with an excellent CV (experience and qualifications, not just the apprearance of it!) then online portals like Seek are essentially worthless, as are most recruitment agents that insist on only working with visa holders.

 

Agree with Jamie here - avoid the agencies advertising on seek etc unless you are maybe a) in the country and b) very specialist and hard to get.

 

My list of web pages are mainly potential employers vacancies pages and I scan them each week to see if there is anything new that OH or myself might apply for.

 

If I were you I would look at the employers in your industry and contact them directly.

 

It is a hard one to know whether to say whether you have a visa or not...

For me I'd rather be honest - if I was interviewing someone and then they said that actually I need a visa as well by the way and you will need to sponsor me for that... I'd tell them where to go.

But tell them and your CV may just get moved to one side if there are local applicants.

 

Good luck its not easy

VickyMel

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sorry...i must have confused you. not got our visa yet....its being sorted by our agent as we speak so im pretty confident it will be here by the new year :)

 

There are some good timelines on here though, which should give you some ideas how long they are taking, which looks like anything from days to 3 weeks at the moment.

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Hi there

 

Like the edwardsfamily, it was a case of perseverance for me too! I applied for around 200 jobs and eventually an employer responded - it didn't actually take too long, maybe 3 weeks? From that, I had a telephone interview, then psychometric testing then the following day a job offer. I too was getting fed up waiting for the SMP so decided to go down that route.

I think it depends very much on what field you work in and which state you are applying to. I knew Perth had a shortage of workers in my field (which is in no way specialised!) and so I applied to employers there. I avoided agencies like the plague though as they won't help til you are out there.

 

Best of luck.

 

Incidentally, I started applying at the end of Sept. I'm flying out on the 29th of this month.

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My OH is a spray Painter/Panel Beater and I searched the internet for Body Shops in OZ and emailed every single one...it paid off, we got a few replies and one set up a telephone interview and has agreed to sponsor OH on an ENS 121.

 

Lin

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Hi there

 

Like the edwardsfamily, it was a case of perseverance for me too! I applied for around 200 jobs and eventually an employer responded - it didn't actually take too long, maybe 3 weeks? From that, I had a telephone interview, then psychometric testing then the following day a job offer. I too was getting fed up waiting for the SMP so decided to go down that route.

I think it depends very much on what field you work in and which state you are applying to. I knew Perth had a shortage of workers in my field (which is in no way specialised!) and so I applied to employers there. I avoided agencies like the plague though as they won't help til you are out there.

 

Best of luck.

 

Incidentally, I started applying at the end of Sept. I'm flying out on the 29th of this month.

 

My OH is a spray Painter/Panel Beater and I searched the internet for Body Shops in OZ and emailed every single one...it paid off, we got a few replies and one set up a telephone interview and has agreed to sponsor OH on an ENS 121.

 

Lin

 

 

Surflen and Lin

 

Really good to see some positive results from all of this. Great to get a 121 as well Lin.

 

I think the lesson is keep trying and hopefully somewhere down the line sooner or later it will pay off.

 

VickyMel

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What about to tell them that are you looking for a sponsor in the first interview? I think we can have more opportunities because at least we can explain our situation face to face..in a cover letter is hard to explain it...

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This isn't going to get you a job. It will, however, alienate potential employers when they realise you're being deceptive.

 

You absolutely must be open and honest about where you're coming from (though it might be obvious from your employment history!) and your need for a sponsor.

 

 

Some employers use email filters, any mention of visa or sponsorship and its in the junk.

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I didn't mention that I was looking for sponsorship, just that I was keen to return to Australia. This then prompted the discussion about how it would be possible for me to work out there. I then gave a summary of the visa process and made it clear that it was reasonably fast and simple. They were sold on it - especially as I was able to give them all the info they needed.

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