How can I find an IT job with no experience in Australia?

Updated on : December 4, 2021 by Ashton Fleming



How can I find an IT job with no experience in Australia?

AA. If you are physically present, you should have very good chances, but patience is the name of the game. You have to be patient and keep looking for the right opportunity that matches your experience. Networking can help a lot too, so stay in touch through LinkedIn or your friends or any other network. Anything worthwhile in life is never easy!

All the best.

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I will give you some options that have been tried and tested.

  1. Learn to lie on the resume. Yes lie! If you have no experience in the Australian market, you are from a non-white, non-Anglo country, where English is not your primary language or title; Your chances are automatically reduced by outperforming Australian recruiters by 50%. If you know you have the skills, make up a job with some local references and do an amazing interview by beating the doorman, that is, the recruiter.
  2. I have 7 years of working experience with recruiters from UK, US, Europe and now Australia. Some of the dimmer wi
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I will give you some options that have been tried and tested.

  1. Learn to lie on the resume. Yes lie! If you have no experience in the Australian market, you are from a non-white, non-Anglo country, where English is not your primary language or title; Your chances are automatically reduced by outperforming Australian recruiters by 50%. If you know you have the skills, make up a job with some local references and do an amazing interview by beating the doorman, that is, the recruiter.
  2. I have 7 years of working experience with recruiters from UK, US, Europe and now Australia. Some of the dumbest recruiters who are programmed to think that everything Australian should take precedence, regardless of matchmaking experience, are Australian recruiters. There is no need to be nice to them or spend time falling in love with them. Play hard. Recruiters are known as 'body shoppers' in our consultant parlance and they are only there to get your pound of meat out of your pay and can get rid of you in an instant. They are not your friends. Most also know nothing about their technical mastery. So don't try to please them with your experience. If you want,
  3. Network with insiders. Most of the jobs are already filled before coming to SEEK or any other job board. That is the other trap here. Nepotism. Yes, believe it or not, but in Australia due to a very small market and a high degree of competition, most managers are hiring their loved and close ones, but are simply publishing it officially to escape legal criticism from HR Candidates line up beforehand, unless there is a very specific demand that needs to be met. (For example, larger deployments with high manpower requirements or specialized roles.) What often happens in larger organizations is that managers or their HR They send these jobs to internal employees for recommendation to any of their friends (for which they get a referral bonus), and after this they post them on external domains. Therefore, your chances of meeting R1's deadlines are greater than R2's! ...
  4. In Australia there is an isolated misperception that the way things are done here is done nowhere else in the world. Not even in the UK, but maybe in the US. If you have experience in America, only they will bow down to you in submission and admiration. Otherwise, they are likely to have a two-year Australian experience during their 14+ years of experience. So do a little research on what tools etc are here and write them down on your resume. And then study about them. These tools are usually not a big deal. Mainly one two days of study maximum. Rest, you can fix once you enter.
  5. Always, always get an Australian driver's license as the first thing you do after landing! Most jobs require a bit of travel and you don't want to lose any jobs because you don't have a driver's license. Nobody told me this and I had suffered because of it, but I let you here know to do it as P0.

In the end, be willing to do some odd jobs because you are likely to burn out if you come with your family to bigger and more expensive cities like Sydney. Odd jobs are not looked down upon and the rates of a labor worker can sometimes equal those of an office worker. Those are the weird things you'll find here about doctors driving taxis and other things.

Lastly, don't compare the Australian job market with the American one. In America they have the preference given to the underdog with the benefit of the doubt. In Australia, the market is strong only in 3-4 states and there are more doubts than associated benefits.

It is really difficult to find IT jobs in Australia, but a little easier for permanent residents. There are almost a million temporary residents and another half a million international students in Australia and finding work in their professional areas is really difficult. No matter how many talents or skills they have, the talents of temporary residents are wasted in this country, and although they have already been very frustrated, they do not like to apply for jobs even after their RP is awarded. Software developers in IT companies or RN in emergency medical rooms or traffic managers in co

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It is really difficult to find IT jobs in Australia, but a little easier for permanent residents. There are almost a million temporary residents and another half a million international students in Australia and finding work in their professional areas is really difficult. No matter how many talents or skills they have, the talents of temporary residents are wasted in this country, and although they have already been very frustrated, they do not like to apply for jobs even after their RP is awarded. Software developers in IT or RN companies in emergency medical rooms or traffic managers in construction sites make about the same amount of money in this country and while people stay in their comfort zone making the same amount of money being 7 eleven Manager, obviously they will say finding professional jobs is difficult. They neither want to compete with or relax the culture of Australian society, encourage or attract attractive packages, or keep them in the high-paying industry. In big cities, software jobs are thriving, although Australia is way behind the technology, the internet sucks if you check the demographics of GitHub, the percentage of Australian participants is very low. Corporate culture never encourages increased funding for innovation discoveries. International postdocs in computer science are not welcome and do not receive the same level of inspiration or respect as Vietnamese university students who have to do cleaning jobs to pay for living in Australia. In the big cities, software jobs are thriving, although Australia is far behind the technology, the internet sucks if you check the demographics of GitHub, the percentage of Australian participants is very low. Corporate culture never encourages increased funding for innovation discoveries. International postdocs in computer science are not welcome and do not receive the same level of inspiration or respect as Vietnamese university students who have to do cleaning jobs to pay for living in Australia. In big cities, software jobs are thriving, although Australia is way behind the technology, the internet sucks if you check the demographics of GitHub, the percentage of Australian participants is very low. Corporate culture never encourages increased funding for innovation discoveries. International postdocs in computer science are not welcome and do not receive the same level of inspiration or respect as Vietnamese university students who have to do cleaning jobs to pay for living in Australia.

Small businesses flourish in homes, and visas end shortly after the visa is finalized. While Australia lags far behind technological progress, unions are strong in some industries, while Australians prefer to work in commerce, 4 days a week, drink beer after work, and relax on 3-day weekends.

The home business on the outskirts of the road is self-employed, self-contained, there's no way they'll hire people. Some people do not even have the feeling of having to give back to the community what they earn from partnerships to earn a living from other people. The CEO and corporate heads of Coles and Woolies are busy buying vacation homes in the suburbs of a small island within Australia on their weekly salary. University shareholders are busy creating unnecessary policies in immigration departments and automating their financial gains to maintain the billion dollar education industry economy.

As the Project ends, IT professionals will be laid off from financial technology companies, healthcare technology and commercial technology companies. While the situation is so complex, I can easily say that it is very difficult to find IT jobs in Australia.

Try to keep trying! Never give up !

Get an Australian PR - Australian companies do not sponsor outsider visas unless your skills are niche and much needed in the marketplace. Having public relations is an advantage and in most cases a necessity.

Being in Australia: Being in Australia is a must for most recruiters for hiring. If you are outside Australia, make sure you learn and practice a specific skill.

Online Job Search - Network on sites like LinkedIn. Use LinkedIn to search for your specific job roles and people working in your interesting field / organization, try connecting with them via links

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Try to keep trying! Never give up !

Get an Australian PR - Australian companies do not sponsor outsider visas unless your skills are niche and much needed in the marketplace. Having public relations is an advantage and in most cases a necessity.

Being in Australia: Being in Australia is a must for most recruiters for hiring. If you are outside Australia, make sure you learn and practice a specific skill.

Online Job Search - Network on sites like LinkedIn. Use LinkedIn to search for your specific job roles and people who work in your interesting field / organization, try connecting with them via the linked premium trial. LinkedIn has advanced search options to help you do that. You have options on LinkedIn to receive new job alerts in specific areas of your interest, in a specific organization or specific location in Australia. Keep your LinkedIn profile up-to-date and let recruiters know that you have a PR or are looking for a job in Melbourne (by updating your name with him). You have an option on LinkedIn so recruiters know that you are looking for a job.

Register at job sites like SEEK - Australia's no. 1 job site, employment, career and recruitment and job search | In fact, to receive your specific job alerts.

Get a good resume and cover letter. Modify your resume according to the job posting and try to include all the keywords that are in the key areas of expertise the recruiter is looking for. Don't lie too.

Prepare for the answers to the behavioral questions in the interview. HR will ask you for many examples from your official life that relate to your behavior. They will try to evaluate it to see how it fits into the organization.

Make an Interview Notebook: This one-sided book covers your technical notes what you learn. And from the other side of the interview questions (both behavioral and technical) write down all the questions you received for an interview and prepare a better answer based on your experience. Prepare a timeline of all the events in your official life so that you can relate your examples to the behavioral questions you get and real-life incidents. This book will be helpful throughout your career progression.

Try it, never give up and you will succeed.

PS: I did all of the above. I got a public relations when I was out of Australia, I looked for work for 2 years from abroad (more than 300 jobs applied, 3 company recruiters showed up for an interview via skype / phone, one recruiter canceled the interview the day before the interview , a company that I finished one round and rejected) and the last one now, after two rounds of skype interviews and HR interviews, I finally got an offer and I'm landing in Melbourne. Persistence is the key. All the best !!!

Hello there

Is not difficult. Simply speaking from personal experience and not from anyone else's experiences.

I am spending time writing this because I want you to come here and help Australia with your skills. We need trained people. Many of you.

I studied Masters in Australia. I came back to India and got about a year of work experience and got technical certification.

I returned to Australia (Sydney) and got a job in a few days. It was a contract position. But my day usually started at 4 PM implementing software at a law firm. This gave me ample opportunity to attend other interviews during

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Hello there

Is not difficult. Simply speaking from personal experience and not from anyone else's experiences.

I am spending time writing this because I want you to come here and help Australia with your skills. We need trained people. Many of you.

I studied Masters in Australia. I came back to India and got about a year of work experience and got technical certification.

I returned to Australia (Sydney) and got a job in a few days. It was a contract position. But my day usually started at 4 PM implementing software at a law firm. This gave me ample opportunity to attend other interviews during the day. I would have applied for at least 100 jobs and attended 25 interviews. Almost one every day. I got a full-time position in a month or so. I've never looked back again.

To get a job:

  1. Be prepared to do whatever job you get. I worked at the BP gas station for the first few weeks
  2. Be modest in interviews. Do not oversell. This starts from the recruiters to the technical managers of the company you will be working for. Do not push. Did I say 'Be modest'? It is a great disappointment when you are insistent. The right recruiters and managers will see what you are worth to them if you are modest
  3. Interviews are about evaluating the person you are more than your technical skills. At the end of the day, the interviewers assess your ability to work as a team. After all, you will be spending at least 38 hours a week with your colleagues. You can learn new technologies, but you cannot learn skills and attitudes.
  4. Research the company you will be working for before going to the interview. This will show the hiring team that you are genuinely interested in the company and willing to contribute.
  5. Prepare for the interview, there are many interview techniques on the internet. Prepare for at least the 10 most likely questions. This also helps, as you are not making up answers. It just presents adequate and well-researched answers. It takes away the advantage of the interview. Makes you look smart and confident
  6. In the interview, talk about why you will fit the position and be useful to the company. Stay away from your personal ambitions and expectations unless they ask.
  7. If you think you will not fit the position or have nothing to offer, do not apply for it or attend the interview. Do everyone a favor and invest this time in a job that you are truly qualified for and interested in.
  8. Be confident to get a job. There is always another interview around the corner. Be positive at all times. This will show up in the interview. It's not the end of the world if you don't get this job
  9. There are many jobs in Australia. Put your foot somewhere. Any job. We need trained people like you to help our country
  10. Don't expect immediate returns on your investment. Believe in return on investment over a period of time. Keep trying
  11. Please take this with a grain of salt. Australia is much more. Don't just think of it as a place to earn money. Australia is a melting pot of cultures. Australia is made by immigrants. It is wrong to think that immigrants do not get a job, as it is not true. Here you can learn a lot about other cultures and food. You are destined to become a tolerant person. A tolerant person is more peaceful than a successful person in life.
  12. Getting a job that suits your college degree doesn't mean you're not fulfilling your destiny. I know many friends who started stacking aisles in supermarkets and worked their way up to store managers. Of course they pay them well
  13. Australia is an egalitarian society. You are not respected for your position or the amount of money you have. You are respected because you are honest, trustworthy, and modest.
  14. Want to learn new things. When learning stops, you stop growing as a person. It is not uncommon in Australia for people to change careers. Even if it means starting as an apprentice in the new career
  15. While working here in Australia, you will find that money won't make you happy, but learning new things will.
  16. Be open to understanding that the work culture in Australia may be different than where you are from. We believe in efficiency more than the number of hours you spend at your desk

Australia has a minimum wage, so even if you earn minimum wage, your lifestyle will not be that different from other well-off people.

Please come here, keep trying, don't give up, feel genuinely interested in the language, the culture, the nature, the people. Accept and Australia will accept you. We need you. All the best to you.

There are so many answers to this question that it is difficult to know where to start.

My advice, having spent 25 years in the industry and having interviewed thousands and hired hundreds of people, is to find your passion first. Do you want to be a developer, infrastructure person (i.e. support, servers, etc.), website designer, etc.? Think carefully, as many jobs are becoming commodities as IT moves to the cloud.

What I don't recommend is to go out and get a degree. Anyway, not at the beginning.

Every time we advertise a job, we get hundreds of applicants, most of them with degrees and most of them

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There are so many answers to this question that it is difficult to know where to start.

My advice, having spent 25 years in the industry and having interviewed thousands and hired hundreds of people, is to find your passion first. Do you want to be a developer, infrastructure person (i.e. support, servers, etc.), website designer, etc.? Think carefully, as many jobs are becoming commodities as IT moves to the cloud.

What I don't recommend is to go out and get a degree. Anyway, not at the beginning.

Every time we advertise a job, we get hundreds of applicants, most of them with degrees and most of them with CVs that look and sound exactly the same (if I had a dollar for every person who has `` great communication skills ''! ). For one of those hundreds of indistinguishable applicants, then a degree is a minimum requirement, but it will hardly make you more employable.

Instead, consider volunteering your time for work experience. Find out who you want to work for and cold call them - prepare well and be brave enough to do it, and one of them will at least allow you to volunteer soon enough.

I once heard from a guy who called the same company every month for five months before they finally gave him a paid job just to shut him up.

Most volunteers (who are smart and still motivated, despite not being paid) are hired in 3 to 6 months. Even if it took you two years to get hired, you'd be better off than going to college (college degrees take three years and cost a fortune, it doesn't cost you anything to volunteer).

If I see a cover letter from someone who has (or is) volunteering their time for work experience, then that CV will be read and they will likely get an interview. For me, this is a bigger differentiator than a college degree.

Of course, you would learn things in college that you don't necessarily learn on the job, but this answer is about getting a job in IT, not improving yourself.

One last tip: be passionate about technology and incorporate it into your life. As a teenager I used to read software manuals (they used to be printed and bound like phone books) while on vacation at the beach. The best developer I hired was completely self-taught and spent many hours writing code in his room (we hired him at 17). Ironically, he's working for us part-time while completing his degree and will be doing his master's degree next year, so you've figured out how to get the best of both worlds.

If you have a passion for technology and spend your time honing your knowledge and skills, not only will it be easier for you to land a job, but you will also tend to love your job, even if you work for free.

As always, it depends.

I have met many candidates who come here with the expensive permanent residency they have paid for (usually on a 189 or 190 visa) and have been told that there are millions of positions available and that Australia cries out for their skills.

In some. Very few cases, this is correct. In most cases, it will take a long time (months).

A lot depends on your skills - I met a guy who had come over and been told there were thousands of SAP roles here. A direct fit since he had worked for SAP as a software engineer. Unfortunately, his skill set was as a software engineer.

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As always, it depends.

I have met many candidates who come here with the expensive permanent residency they have paid for (usually on a 189 or 190 visa) and have been told that there are millions of positions available and that Australia cries out for their skills.

In some. Very few cases, this is correct. In most cases, it will take a long time (months).

A lot depends on your skills - I met a guy who had come over and been told there were thousands of SAP roles here. A direct fit since he had worked for SAP as a software engineer. Unfortunately your skill set was as a software engineer in SAP's proprietary language, even system integrators here will outsource this work to India as that is the highest concentration of this skill set. Not believing this poor guy, I did some research - there had been literally 2 roles across Australia in the past year for this skill set. He worked in a restaurant for a year to make ends meet until he finished a very expensive conversion course to front-end technology.

If you are a software engineer in modern Javascript frameworks (React, Vue, Angular 2) and are familiar with client-side JS, you have worked for an internationally recognized business focused on consumer products for a while, you are in luck. and it probably will be a lot. successful. If, on the other hand, your expertise relies heavily on mass recruiting organizations where you simply code customer requirements and have little to no product input, you'll have to start at the bottom again.

It's fair? No. Is this partial? Yes. Is this the reality on the ground? Yes.

Do those who pay tens of thousands of dollars for a new life in Australia get enough information on this? No.

We hope this helps you and others.

I have to tell you that there is no "quick way" to get a job, especially if you are not in Australia.

That said, I don't know anything about your professional career, but what I would recommend is that you start making a plan, a strategy to achieve your goals. Start by researching the information technology industry in Australia. The most important thing you can do is research what companies are looking for in an ideal candidate.

What is your experience? Access websites like 'Search' or 'Career One' and search for jobs in your industry. What do companies look for in, say, an IT support analysis?

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I have to tell you that there is no "quick way" to get a job, especially if you are not in Australia.

That said, I don't know anything about your professional career, but what I would recommend is that you start making a plan, a strategy to achieve your goals. Start by researching the information technology industry in Australia. The most important thing you can do is research what companies are looking for in an ideal candidate.

What is your experience? Access websites like 'Search' or 'Career One' and search for jobs in your industry. What are companies looking for in, say, an IT support analyst? What are the top three skills for this position? These are the kinds of questions to ask yourself.

Some more things you can do:

  • Adapt your resume to the Australian market;
  • LinkedIn profile and be part of discussion groups;
  • Access websites like 'Seek' or 'Career One'. Research what companies are looking for in an ideal candidate.

I have helped many wonderful international students from India, they are amazing hardworking people. If you need help finding more information about your industry, don't hesitate to contact me.

I wish you the best,

- Vanessa | VS career and lifestyle strategists

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With my personal experience, I felt that roaming the world for money is good until 40-50 years old. After that, moving to another country for money is not recommended, because when you reach 40 years old, you are mature enough to lead your life with confidence, Life would have taught you lessons. This is the age when you really need to stay in one place or get hooked due to the stable education of your children, to focus on the real life that is your family, friends (not on FB), enjoying the India where you were born and raised . .

NOTE; You will not find a similar country like INDIA anywhere in the world.

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With my personal experience, I felt that roaming the world for money is good until 40-50 years old. After that, moving to another country for money is not recommended, because when you reach 40 years old, you are mature enough to lead your life with confidence, Life would have taught you lessons. This is the age when you really need to stay in one place or get hooked due to the stable education of your children, to focus on the real life that is your family, friends (not on FB), enjoying the India where you were born and raised . .

NOTE; You will not find a similar country like INDIA anywhere in the world.

Just to share my professional travel experience, I went to China when I was 25, then to Australia, back to India, back to America, I finally felt like they let me stay in one place, I chose my hometown, Bengaluru. I live my life comfortably with my own home, car, land, sites, available good work, and side businesses. Although my job requires me to go around the world, it will only be for a maximum of 2 weeks.

ALL of life is not just about making money, but enjoying it before landing in a situation where we cannot move.

Again, this is just my personal experience ... you are the best to decide to move.

Since you are 45 years old, you want to go for money and come back within 5 years, it is an effort, do it.

With little experience and no specialization? Certainly quite harsh. Australians are a bit weird when it comes to "having no experience in the Australian job market", even with experience elsewhere.

So unless your work and experience are among those on VISA's lists of skills sought, coming from abroad generally makes it more difficult.

Sorry, I can't give you more hope, but it's better to be prepared than to be overly optimistic.

Absolutely not. Especially if you meet any of these criteria

  • Over 40
  • Woman
  • Disabled
  • LGBT +
  • They are unconventional in some way (like a tattoo, unnatural hair color, piercings)
  • Have a religion that is not Christian, Catholic ...
  • They are indigenous

Keep in mind that most of these reasons for not getting hired are illegal! There are laws to protect against discrimination.

They still will. Make up whatever excuse they can to reject you.

I mean, this is if you even get a response to your resume. I delivered over 200 copies of mine a week, both by hand and by email, and only got 5 responses. Only two were for any type or

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Absolutely not. Especially if you meet any of these criteria

  • Over 40
  • Woman
  • Disabled
  • LGBT +
  • They are unconventional in some way (like a tattoo, unnatural hair color, piercings)
  • Have a religion that is not Christian, Catholic ...
  • They are indigenous

Keep in mind that most of these reasons for not getting hired are illegal! There are laws to protect against discrimination.

They still will. Make up whatever excuse they can to reject you.

I mean, this is if you even get a response to your resume. I delivered over 200 copies of mine a week, both by hand and by email, and only got 5 responses. Only two were for some kind of follow-up.

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