Getting a job in Australia. There are quite a few people who have this goal. But unfortunately, not all of them are able to work abroad as they wish.
I have an interesting piece of data at hand. I have a human resources department that keeps track of the monthly and yearly number of inquiries from Japanese people who want to work in Australia. According to the report, as the Japanese economy worsens and the ratio of job offers to applicants falls, the number of applicants who want to work in Australia increases in inverse proportion to that.
These reasons are that there are no job opportunities in Japan and the future is uncertain. So, I’m wondering if I can do something abroad. I hear a lot of people say they want to change their environment. If they ask me to tell them about the situation in Australia, I am someone who has experienced hardships in the past, so I try to be open and honest about what I understand. However, when I explain our situation, they are surprised that it is so difficult, and most of them give up on the idea.
I’m sorry to be so harsh, but you should consider that looking for a job overseas is 3 times more difficult than in Japan. If you can’t find a job in Japan, there is almost no chance of getting a job overseas. You can’t achieve your dream with such an easy thinking as “If Japan doesn’t work, there are other countries.
All you need in overseas is luck.
What kind of people have the opportunity to find a job abroad? What do you need most? We receive questions from people who want to work overseas. What is the most important thing you need? I have no problem with my qualifications and work experience. If you have such a person, you’ll be in great demand, not only in Australia, but also in the US and Europe. If you are such a person, you will be able to get work visa support without any worries.
Most people, myself included, don’t have the “uncanny ability to compete with anyone”. And in reality, not all people who work overseas are exceptional.
So, language skills, work experience and special skills are important, but what is the most decisive factor? Without a doubt, it’s luck! When you hear this, you may be scolded, “What a nonsensical story! However, the kind of luck I want to talk about is the kind of luck that waits for heavenly destiny to come, not the kind of luck that comes from the idea of a peony cake on a shelf.
Get lucky with action.
Searching for a job in Australia requires you to conduct thorough market research. Compared to the past, the development of the internet has made it possible for you to pick up information whenever you want. You need to use it to find out about the current job market, government policies, the promotion of foreigners, and what types of jobs are in demand.
Also, it used to be that the only way to send your resume to a company was by mail or by hand, but now, with the convenience of email, it is much easier to send your resume. However, companies use the same method to receive resumes from hundreds of people, so unless your resume is eye-catching, your chances of getting a response are slim.
So how can you expand your possibilities? The best way to make an impact is to get into Australia, set up an appointment with a company and sell yourself directly to them. In fact, with a few exceptions, this is the way most people get their opportunities. Naturally, the cost of travel and accommodation is real, and the financial burden is not small.
And even if you take all these actions, there are times when the results don’t follow. In fact, it’s more likely that you won’t get the results you envision. But these are not overkill, they are just the norm. Only after you’ve made it this far have you done what you need to do. The rest is just a matter of waiting for luck.
A profession with many opportunities.
Just as some professions in Japan are in high demand domestically, there are professions in high demand in Australia. At the same time, you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. If you apply for a job with a company that has nothing to do with Japan, you will probably not develop from there, because they will be hiring Japanese people. If you apply to a company that has nothing to do with Japan, you won’t get anywhere because they have no advantage in hiring Japanese people and you will be expected to have the same level of English proficiency as your Australian competitors.
Also, Australia is a bit of a closed-minded country, and local experience is often what you’re looking for. The first step is to gain experience in a company related to Japan and then go to a local company. This is a solid approach.
Also, as Australia used to be a tourism nation, there were a lot of tourists from Japan, so I saw a lot of travel industry related jobs. Even if you didn’t have local experience, if you had at least three years of travel industry experience in Japan, you could get a job with work visa support. However, unfortunately, the travel industry has become a completely depressed industry in Australia and is no longer a magnet for Japanese who want to work in Australia.
In place of the travel industry, the restaurant industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, supported by Australia’s strong economy. It’s no exaggeration to say that Japanese food, in particular, has already gained citizenship overseas, so positions such as managers and itamae in Japanese restaurants are in short supply all year round. If you’ve worked in these industries, there’s a great chance you’ll find a job right away.
There is also an absolute shortage of engineers in Australia. There is always a shortage of technicians for plumbing, plumbing and other water-related jobs, electrical equipment repair and installation, and the automotive industry, which covers an area 20 times the size of Japan. The same is true for the IT industry, which I mentioned in the last issue.
In a real life example, there was an IT specialist with a working holiday visa who didn’t have much English skills. He applied to a local company with no Japanese language environment, it went very quickly and he was hired. He was thinking that he could work only for the 6 months that he was allowed to work with a working holiday visa, but the company seemed to recognize his ability and asked him to stay on and support his work visa. We will support your work visa”. When I asked him about his salary, I was surprised at the amount! It was a far cry from the amount of money I received for my first work visa support. It was a great demonstration of the power of engineering.
However, he has not yet made up his mind to stay in Australia for another four years after receiving his visa and is holding off on answering the question. This must be frustrating for anyone hoping to find a job in Australia. Anyway, even if you’re not fluent in the language, if you have universal qualifications and skills, you may still be able to find a job in Australia.