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?
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She Got a Job in Sydney! (in Marketing)
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)
She Got an Internship! Feedback from a Centrale Paris 2nd Year Student
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
From ‘Just Arrived’ Backpacker to A Sponsor Visa: Improving Your Job-Hunting Skills
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
The Poker Pro-Player Trick To Get Engineering Jobs in Australia
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
Opportunity Cost & Getting a Job: Don’t Watch this Last Episode
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
Your Job-Hunting Strategy: Don’t Do Like Everyone Else
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
Don’t Do This When You Arrive: How NOT to Meet an Australian in 6 months?
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?
Don’t Do This When Sending Emails: How NOT to Ask for a LinkedIn Connection?
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?
Job-Hunting: Why Being (Too) Smart Could Destroy Your Chances to Get a Job?
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?
How to Get the Most of this Website VS The Charlatan Effect
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
Resourcefulness of a 23y.o. French Engineer in Sydney
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
Getting a Sponsorship in Australia After Your New Year Resolutions – What You May Forget
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
An Harvard Business Review Advice Applied to Job Hunting
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
Tips from Jordan Anderson on How to Improve your CV
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
Advice to French Engineers from a Senior Planning Consultant
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: ...
10 Technical Jobs to get a PR without Good English (in NT)
Since 10 days, a new pathway to Permanent Residency is possible to 36 new occupations. Feeling like Crocodile Dundee? Here are the Top 10 Technician & Engineering Jobs available: ...
Daily Thoughts: The Start
Inspired by Seth Godin, I wish to share my knowledge with you as much as possible: daily. Why? Because the more I write, the more YOU get from me. The goal is not to write about my life or what I like or don't like. The GOAL is to write great content for you on how you can get a better job, faster, and if needed how to negotiate a sponsor.
Christmas is coming: how to keep looking for jobs?
In 10 days, Australia will stop. Most company will close for a week, maybe two. Is there anything you can do to keep looking for a job? ...
Immigration – July 2018, Visa Changes
The law just changed and it's now even harder to stay in Australia. Here are the main changes for young European looking for jobs here : ...