Beginning this year, the post-study work visa (Post-Study Work Visa), which has been under consideration for a long time, will be officially implemented by the Australian Immigration Bureau. The specific rules will be announced in the next few months. This new measure relaxes the restrictions on applicants’ majors. , So that international students studying any major can become beneficiaries of this visa and get the opportunity to apply for a work visa for at least two years. But for many international students who are about to leave the school, finding a union will not be easy because of the favorable policy of student work permits. What are the "blockers" or "traps" that international students will face in the job search process?
Writing a resume must not violate Australian workplace taboos
As a Chinese employment consultant of CRS Australia, a subsidiary of the Federal Government’s Ministry of Social Welfare, James Zhou has extensive experience in helping disadvantaged groups in Australia find jobs, and has a deep understanding of Australian workplace regulations, although the international student group does not have Australian permanent residents or citizens His identity cannot be his direct service target, but James is still willing to help many international students who have questions when looking for a job. On a weekend at the end of 2012, at the University of New South Wales, James answered some common questions raised by international students.
In the interview, “no permanent residency or citizenship” became the biggest obstacle recognized by international students in job hunting. Huang Dacheng, an international student majoring in electrical engineering, is in his junior year and has participated in many on-campus recruitment activities. He said that many times he clearly saw job vacancies on the employer’s notice, but he went forward and reported his home. , Was told that "there is no shortage of people in this position."
According to Australian employment laws, except for special types of work, job applicants cannot be treated differently based on their gender, age, color, race or any other conditions. Therefore, in the Australian labor market, in many cases, whether there is permanent residency or citizenship is often one of the "tacit" criteria for employers to screen job applicants.
James said that federal government departments such as the Australian Department of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs generally only recruit job applicants with Australian nationality. "Because some of them are related to national interests, under these special circumstances, these employment regulations will not be suspected of'workplace discrimination'. For some common types of work, such as bank staff and IT technicians, if the employer specifies in the regulations that only Australians or permanent residents are required, it is sometimes a very helpless reality."
Therefore, for foreign students like Huang Dacheng, even if they are studying in a demanding engineering major, they must find their place in the local labor market as a "foreigner". In his own words, it is "difficult to get to the sky."
Huang Dacheng said that during the work visa for international students, it is not difficult to find a job that can make ends meet and survive in Australia, because open the Chinese newspapers every weekend, like "tallyman" and "cleaner". It seems that there is always a shortage of people for physical work, but if you want to find a job related to "electricity", there seems to be a long distance from one extreme to the other.
How to solve this trouble? Jamas talked about the resume production of international students when applying for jobs. Most Chinese habitually indicate their age, gender and even their own photos on their resumes, but this is just a violation of the taboo of the Australian workplace. “The human resources department will follow the “Equal Employment Opportunity” (Equal Employment Opportunity, hereinafter referred to as “EEO Principle”) when screening resumes to avoid interviewers due to various factors such as age, race, physical disability, religion, ethnicity, cultural background, etc. And judge the job applicants in advance.
"Except for certain special positions, if too much private information is disclosed in the resume, the international students may be "overfilled" by themselves and fall into the category of "not submitting to the interviewer" for the resume, which will be screened in the first round Out of the game early." James emphasized.