Hi everyone, ishare ko lang po some tips during job haunting stage which I hope makatulong kahit konti. We arrived here end of June and luckily (Thanks to God Almighty) landed a job two days ago (30 July). Struggle din I have family na rin and may kontin lang baon, pero tyaga and continues prayers and self esteem and of course support from our fellow members special mention @ringo
, thanks very much sir for inspiration.
First of all take the advantage of attending the Skills for All seminar free of charge held by the Australian Government, every other Tuesday of the month po ito. Sa Adelaide po sa 55 Currie St. po ito, dalhin nyo po credentials nyo (originals) like Diploma and Transcript at kung principal applicant, yung Assessment Results nyo. Malaki po naitulong sa atin para mas mapansin yung resume nyo with proper "Aussie" style resume and importantly cover letter. After revising my resume based on their standards and guidelines mas napansin mga application ko, got some phone interviews and the best part is the chance to come into their office for face to face interview.
Yung format po ng cover letter at resume is easier to read and eye catching. Iwasan po natin and "generic type" talagang tyagain natin, bawat job description i-taylor made natin cover letter and resume para match. Gawa kayo templates then folder and Save As lang into folder for each application (like for example Sys Ad_Company Name_Date) para may tracking din tayo para sa mga follow-up calls, it does not have to be fully customised basta yung essential requirements magappear in desirable order sa resume and cover letter pero honest din dapat kasi sa interview kelangan mailaborate mo yun. Importate rin po and Referrals, dapat contactable sila and will provide positive feedback about you. Just PM me if you want a copy of my sample cover and resume..
Second, as per dun sa advice nung naghost ng seminar, job haunting is a Full time job, consider it as 9-5 job. Medyo depressing at times, kasi nauubos resources natin pero I did not know na aside from websites such as seek.com.au or careerone.com.au pwede rin mag cold-canvassing sa mga companies dito sa Aus. Sa Advertiser newspaper during Wednesday and Thursdays. You can apply for unlimited internet like dodo para mas cost effective.
Third, makipagnetworking po tayo sa fellow kababayans na mamimeet natin, like for example we meet in the malls, fast food, church...kunin natin phone number and email if possible.
Lastly, prayers lang po...everything is possible with Him. Wag po tayo papatalo sa depression and anxiety, we're here for a purpose and di tayo dadalhin dito if He does not have good plans for us.
Good luck to everyone and never give up!!!
27 June 2014 - Touch down Land Down Under
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." - Proverbs 16:3