No local experience!
If you’re relocating to Australia, that’s the phrase you don’t want to hear!
Australia’s robust job market has inspired many to consider a fresh start and seek employment “Down Under”. As a resume and LinkedIn specialist, I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years, helping them address three common difficulties people face when relocating to Australia to work: Culture, communication, and the dreaded “no local experience.”
An article titled “Other Side of ‘Think Local” in The Australian posited that many employers tend to value “local experience” much more than their counterparts in the U.S. or Europe, creating hurdles for overseas professionals desiring to relocate to Australia. If you are in this position, don’t give up.
The key is to communicate your experience and skills in a way that allows potential employers to see how well your experience and talents fit the local market – no matter where you come from.
Your first step? Find a local resume expert who can review your resume, ensure it translates well for the local market, and key you in on local customs and strategies that will help you make the right first impression.