Nowadays with the internet, social media and many other aspects about you and your personal life out in the open, it’s important to consider how you want to be seen by people that look for information about you.
After years of working in the corporate and education sectors, I started searching for a meaningful business to start and operate. I, in conclusion, started up a Homestay Accommodation business to offer affordable accommodation to international students coming to study at our universities in Australia.
Software developers, web developers and IT mayors in general have a big advantage over accounting graduates and professionals in many other fields. The advantage is that programming is actually a scarce and required skill. Therefore, the market is hungry for good Information Technology professionals.
In your search to a new job, a new career path or an internship, job interviews are an important and inevitable part of the process. Once you get invited for an interview, there is only one chance to make a good impression.
We all know to dress professionally, research and prepare, have questions ready for at the end of the interview, talk polite and don’t start mumbling when you don’t know an answer. How is it then possible that so many people still get it wrong…
People often think that the day they get that shiny embossed degree they suddenly become qualified and are now ready to get out and take the professional world by storm. They think employers will be lining up at their door with offers of 100k salaries, company cars, and corner offices. If that’s you then this article might hurt a bit.
As an international student who also experienced the same situation, I would say that you are in an overwhelmingly disadvantageous position. I understand the reality is hard and cruel.
As you have invested huge $$ in the Australian Higher Education system and you assume that you are ready for a job.
You employ people that you like. For some job seekers, this is probably a harsh truth, and you are now probably scratching your head wondering not only why you are unemployed, but why no one likes you! Have no fear, I’m not here to be the provider of pessimism, I’m actually here to give you some insight to what recruiters and employers look for in candidates in the interview stage.