One of my French client has been looking for a job for more than 6 months. At the start of our work together, I asked her: "Have you asked an Australian friend to proof-check your CV?" She replied: "I don't have any Australian friend" I was shocked. How can someone not have local friends here… Continue reading Don’t Do This When You Arrive: How NOT to Meet an Australian in 6 months?
Yesterday, I reviewed an email sent by one of my client to a Director. Here is how the email ends up: "Je vous envoie par la même occasion une invitation LinkedIn, de sorte à faire progresser mon réseau professionnel local" Roughly translated: "I'm sending you a LinkedIn invite to increase my professional network". So what… Continue reading Don’t Do This When Sending Emails: How NOT to Ask for a LinkedIn Connection?
If you're reading this, you're probably smart. Why? Because most people who want to improve their skills and take action (like reading the content of specialised websites*) are smart. *for the new readers, this blog helps people to get jobs & sponsors in Australia But being smart has one big downside. It makes you vulnerable… Continue reading Job-Hunting: Why Being (Too) Smart Could Destroy Your Chances to Get a Job?
Friday 18th, 6pm One person told me yesterday: "I see you like a businessman, someone smart that tries to help people, but I'm still perplex. Your website looks like the kind that says "get back your ex", with guides to pay for and coaching. I don't want to be exploited and fear I should not… Continue reading How to Get the Most of this Website VS The Charlatan Effect
Wednesday 16th, North of Sydney Yesterday, I had lunch with a young French Engineer who is finishing his studies in Australia. He is looking for an internship. Not only looking. He is craving to stay in Australia. He met this girl a few months ago, an Australian one, at university. And they felt in love.… Continue reading Resourcefulness of a 23y.o. French Engineer in Sydney
One article per day, Monday to Friday, focused on the value for you. That's my new year resolution. It's challenging, precise and focused on small wins. That's three characteristics that yours should have to. But there is one thing you should avoid (even if I do it). As I write every day (like you do… Continue reading Getting a Sponsorship in Australia After Your New Year Resolutions – What You May Forget
As per this article from Harvard Business Review: Of all the things that can boost inner work life, the most important is making progress in meaningful work. This goes through the small wins. Getting a job is great, but as a main objective this is depressing: you can spend months without reaching it! Instead, aim for small… Continue reading An Harvard Business Review Advice Applied to Job Hunting
Jordan Peterson on writing your self-narrative: "Write the things so that you have written it for you, and then take everything out you're not comfortable sharing with other people" This reasoning can be transposed to the CV and your cover letter. Write what matters to you: what you've done, your tasks, your accomplishments. Then suppress everything… Continue reading Tips from Jordan Anderson on How to Improve your CV
Friday, 7:30am, at the Starbucks near Wynyard station. This morning, I had a coffee before work with Laurent, a friend I haven't seen in a year. After some months of settling and job-hunting in Sydney, he got a position early 2018 in a Planning Consulting firm. Here is his advice for other French Engineers looking for a job: ...
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