Today, I stumbled on this video of David Placek, Founder & CEO of Lexicon Branding, a company designing names for other brands. And yes, this matters for you, especially if you're a French Engineer. Let me explain. First, have a look at this video As you can see, this company take sounds seriously: they spent… Continue reading How Can Sound Symbolism Help French Engineers To Get a Job in Australia?
Today, one of my client found a job in Sydney. She was coming from far: she looked for a job for 6 months without results. After that, she contacted me for help. She had amazing qualities: organised, motivated and with the right attitude. But she was not getting job and didn't know why. Everyone was… Continue reading She Got a Job in Sydney! (in Marketing)
Last month I received this LinkedIn message from a 2nd year student from Centrale Paris It's always a pleasure to get this kind of feedback. One lesson for you: this feedback shows she cares about people who help her. After her message, I'm 100% sure I will help her again if one day she asks… Continue reading She Got an Internship! Feedback from a Centrale Paris 2nd Year Student
You want a job or a sponsor (TSS / 457) in Australia, like many other French Engineers and foreigners. Among those who succeed, some are faster than other. "why did they get a job faster?" This question has always been in the back of my mind, and there is no easy answer. Last week, my… Continue reading From ‘Just Arrived’ Backpacker to A Sponsor Visa: Improving Your Job-Hunting Skills
Sydney, early 2019. I spent my weekend watching two professional poker players playing tournaments and describing each of their major choices. There is a big take-away for you if you're a French Engineer looking for a job in Australia
Every choice has a price If you spend 1h watching a Netflix tv-show, it's 1h you won't spend contacting someone. Maybe it could have been the right person, the one looking to hire someone like you. Time is finite. We only get the next hour once, and then it’s gone forever. So choices about how… Continue reading Opportunity Cost & Getting a Job: Don’t Watch this Last Episode
95% of people who wants a long-term job in Australia fail. You don't want to have the same results. So take a different approach. For those 95%, the most commun approach is the basic one: applying online & contacting their friends asking to forward their CVs. Don't do this. Go for the snowball effect. The… Continue reading Your Job-Hunting Strategy: Don’t Do Like Everyone Else
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?