Skilled & Business Migration can assist skilled migrants search for work within their area of expertise.

Once you have arrived in South Australia for your permanent settlement and registered as an Skilled & Business Migration client you are encouraged to register to attend a series FREE information sessions and employment focused sessions. 

The employment sessions are designed to help you understand the local labour market and develop strategies that are essential to competing effectively in the South Australian job market.

Job Seeking Seminars
Eligibility for all sessions are detailed here with the addition of prerequisite sessions as listed below.

To be eligible you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be residing in South Australia;
  • Hold a State nominated visa;
  • Have recently arrived in South Australia (less than two years since you arrived or granted a State nominated visa in the last two years);
  • Be unemployed, underemployed or not working in your area of skill;
  • Have recent employment history in skilled work. 

During the session you will:

  • be provided with information about industry trends, employer expectations
  • learn about and develop strategies to make your job search targeted and effective. 
  • develop techniques to ‘localise’ your experience and;
  •  learn how to create your own action plan for job seeking 

This session is designed to build your confidence and develop an understanding of what local employers look for in interviews.

During this session you will:

  • learn about the various types of interview and recruitment processes
  • develop techniques and strategies to assist you to improve interview preparation and performance
  • discuss and practice some of the most commonly asked interview questions
  • Understand employer intentions and evaluation processes

Prerequisite - Participation in a Job Essentials session is required to register for this session.

This session is designed to inform and develop your knowledge of Australian workplace culture and Australian workplace environment.

During this session you will:

  • Be provided an overview of the legal workplace health and safety requirements in Australia
  • Develop your understanding of the different communication styles
  • Discuss your rights and responsibilities as an employee
  • Learn more about what you can expect when you enter an Australian workplace

A practical session to enhance your resume and application writing skills to meet employer expectations.

During this session you will:

  • Explore how to develop targeted and effective job application documents.
  • Learn how to prepare and tailor your resume and cover letter for every job
  • Develop your understanding of how to address selection criteria
  • Gain an understanding of what employers are looking for in these documents
  • Discuss the do’s and dont’s of application writing

Please note: There is no opportunity for individual review or discussion of resumes or application documents during this session.

Prerequisite - Participation in a Job Essentials session is required to register for this session.

These seminars are designed to provide up to date information on key labour market information, job search trends, industry specific themes and keep your job search on track. Seminars invite guest speakers to provide industry insights and focus on increasing skilled migrants access to their area of expertise. 

  • Events are held as advertised.

Skilled & Business Migration can offer individualised employment support to newly arrived state nominated skilled migrants. Individualised support is determined on a case by case basis. Consultations may be related to interview preparation, employment action plan review or more complex matters such as extensive challenges and or barriers to employment.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Have participated in Job Essentials session
  • Be able to provide evidence of recent job search activities including; implementation of job search strategies an Employment Action plan, including an updated resume
  • Individual consultations are by appointment only
  • Log onto the Skilled & Business Migration Apply website and click on “Submit enquiry” to request employment support

Register for an event
If you meet the eligibility requirements and have arrived in South Australia, you can now register to attend the above seminars.

  • Logging onto the Skilled & Business Migration Apply website, workshops will be listed under 'Events' on your client page
  • Click on the session name and date you wish to attend to register 
  • Spouses or secondary applicants must create their own account through the Skilled & Business Migration Apply website and register independently for all services 
  • You will receive a confirmation email on registration and a reminder email prior to the event.

Job Search Support
Below are some helpful tips to keep your job search focused and productive.

  • Review your resume – there is always room for improvement. 
  • Practice your cover letter writing – are your application letters well-structured and detailed enough?
  • Evaluate your LinkedIn profile – have you viewed your “profile strength meter”?
  • Sign up to volunteer – employers value community participation 
  • Build your networks and make connections – make sure potential employers know you are ready to work and show your skills. Engage with professional associations, join Meet Up groups, be active 
  • Prepare an elevator pitch – be ready to pitch your skills at any moment
  • Learn about the labour market – where are your skills needed in SA?
  • Research – You can never do enough research! always search for new opportunities, new industries, identify key contacts, look for companies that need your skills and match your career objectives
  • Develop an action plan – failing to plan is planning to fail! Set yourself realistic job seeking goals and timeframes 

Fact Sheets
For further support, or information on working in Australia. View our available Fact Sheets.

Understanding Visa Holder Work Rights
Australian Values & Workplace Culture
Resume Writing
Volunteering
Document
Job Application Tracking System