5 Ways To Make Your Transition To The Sydney Job Market A Smooth One

Posted On 20 Mar 2017

5 Ways To Make Your Transition To The Sydney Job Market A Smooth One

20 Mar 2017
5 Ways To Make Your Transition To The Sydney Job Market A Smooth One

5 Ways To Make Your Transition To The Sydney Job Market A Smooth One

A great recruiter (at EST10 we like to believe that’s us) can help you make the smooth transition from London back to Sydney or Australia. In addition to support, advice and guidance, we will help you find a role upon your arrival, so you have one less thing to worry about!

But there are a few secrets to making the relationship with your recruiter the best it can be. Here are our 5 top tips to set yourself up for inevitable success.


1. Update your resume

Some people may laugh when I ask them to send me an up-to-date resume, but you’ll be surprised by how many people forget to send through the latest version of their resume when they apply for a job. If you don’t update regularly then you may forget to include some skills and achievements that could make you stand out from the crowd; it gives you the chance to highlight any administrative duties in your past positions to improve your chances of picking up a role quickly.

2. Have your referees available

During the interview process, our client(s) may ask us to conduct a reference check, particularly if they are interested in offering you the position. Making sure you have up-to-date contact details can speed up the process for a potential offer. There’s nothing worse than the frantic last-minute rush to chase down a referee in order to keep things moving and secure your job offer.


3. List your Australian contact details

As soon as you arrive in Australia, it is imperative that you get an Australian phone number and update us with these details as soon as possible. This makes it easier for us to get in contact with you, so you won’t miss out on any opportunities.


4. Put your best foot forward

Studies show that people form an impression in the first 30 seconds of meeting you, so without wanting to sound cliche, you really do need to make your first impression count! Wearing corporate attire when you arrive for your interview is the best start. If you don’t have many corporate clothes or only want to travel with one outfit that’s completely fine (there are plenty of stores you can visit when you arrive) but it’s a good idea to come with one outfit ready for interviews.  A nice tailored suit (skirt or trousers) with closed toe heels is always a winner!


5. Honour your commitment

It can be tempting to abandon an interview or assignment when the weather is so nice outside, but we really do need candidates to honour their commitments and commit to the full duration of their assignment. Doing this helps build a sense of trust and reliability, and this is so important given that Sydney is relatively small and you want to build a positive reputation in the market. If something does come up and you have no choice but to end your assignment, then please ensure that you communicate this with us rather than just not turning up to work!



If you’re an Australian resident looking to make the move back to Sydney or a working holiday visa candidate about to start your Aussie adventure in Sydney, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to find out more.