Tips for Finding Sponsored Jobs in Australia
Finding an Australian employer to sponsor you can be the most difficult part when you emigrate to Australia. Most people look for a sponsor by applying on job sites or in newspapers. Did you know that only around 30% of all jobs are published here? There are theories that around 70% of all jobs in Australia are in the ‘hidden job market’, which means they are not advertised through regular media channels.
1. Do your research.
You will not often find Australian employers who advertise that they are looking for someone to sponsor from abroad. The main reason is that if someone with the requisite skills is in Australia, it is easier for the Australian employer to offer employment to someone who is already based in Australia and can start working immediately, compared hire a foreigner and follow the sponsorship process, costs and time for the sponsored person to enter service in Australia.
It is also unlikely that you will find an Australian employer to sponsor you through a recruitment agency unless that recruitment agency expressly states in its job offer that the Australian employer is willing to sponsor the right candidate.
2. Global businesses
3. Keep track
4. Plan a trip to Australia
By establishing this vital link with Australian employers, you reach them on a personal level, and if they love you, they are more likely to consider sponsorship than if they had not met you at all.