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It is not unusual for the immigration department to update its internal assessment policies relating to the grant certain types of visas. These changes mean that similar cases applied at different points of time might result in different outcomes. (more…)
There a few tips you can use for making the most of your studies in this amazing country!
On Friday 5 May 2017, the Australian Government confirmed that the temporary sponsored parent visa will be introduced during the 2017-18 Migration Programme year subject to the passage of relevant legislation. If the Bill is passed then the visa could be introduced as early as November 2017.
As an international student, it is important for you to know a bit more about the Responsible Service of Alcohol (more commonly known as the “RSA”).
The 485 was created as part of the General Skilled Migration (GSM) reforms introduced in September 2007, and its purpose was to enable recent graduates whose occupation was on the SOL (skilled occupation list) to have an additional 18 months stay with full work rights to be able to gain work experience in their field.
As it gets closer to the end of the 2016/17 year (30th June), the places for some occupations are getting smaller.
Getting invited for an interview by a prospective employer is normally a good sign that you are on the right track to gaining employment.
In this day and age, everything can be found online and with Linkedin becoming such a critical part of candidate sourcing process, recruiters typically have a good idea of your background and history before they even meet you.
Being an international student can be a challenging experience.
You’re a long way from home, your family in a strange (but amazing) country on the other side of the world from the things that you know.
It can be really motivating to look through job advertisements, imagining yourself nailing that interview or envisioning yourself in your ideal job. But no matter what, before you hit the “submit” button on a job site, pause for a minute to evaluate the quality of your resume.
Understanding a couple of tips can help you create a winning resume, that is going to get noticed and speak for you to the employers.
Tips for making a superior resume:
It is important to ensure that your resume is under two pages long, especially when you are a fresh graduate. This implies skipping superfluous detail and abstaining from ‘drifting’. So it’s always best to keep it concise and to the point and just incorporate the essential information.
Make it a point to write your telephone number, email and address under your name so the hirer knows how to contact you.
Think about including as a short objective or professional summary which tells the employer your career goals and interests. When they like what they read in the initial three sentences, it will urge them to continue reading to take in more about you.
Write about your employment history next. Verify that you give dates to indicate the time you’ve spent in each of your past jobs. List your educational qualifications, prepare your skills, show off your accomplishments, and afterwards give a rundown of your interests and quality references. Interests and hobbies, however, shouldn’t take up an excessive amount of significant space.
What to avoid
It’s always better to avoid elements like your age or, your relationship status, or any medical issues or handicaps as employers may be able to use it to discriminate against you.
Keep it basic
Ensure that there are no sentence or spelling errors by reviewing the document thoroughly using spell-checker. It’s always best to keep it basic. Pick a clear text style with a size 11 font and use dark shading as this is usually easiest and simplest to read. It really helps to get feedback from a professional consultant.
Also, don’t forget that EMSA provides a weekly job list on our Facebook.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has cut 300 jobs from immigration leading to heavier workloads for current staff. (more…)