‘I would like employment prior to even starting a visa process’. We hear this every day and completely respect that! For some it is the only route in and for others it is what they want, who are we to argue?!
The issue here is that majority of people wanting to immigrate are not aware of what governments and employers want and need, anyone can apply for a job BUT what will make YOU stand out from the rest? This is where certain things can be done to make yourself more attractive from an employability point of view.
Skills Assessments are issued by the appropriate Skills Assessing Authorities in Australia and which one you fall under depends on your occupation and qualifications. This process verifies that your skills meet the requirements for employment in a specific occupation. Assessments of skills are only accepted if they have been issued by the appropriate Assessing Authority.
Obtaining an appropriate Skills Assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. In most cases, it can raise an applicant's profile for job searching, as a Skills Assessment will put prospective migrants’ miles ahead of the competition.
Ask yourself the question, if YOU were an employer searching for professional employees from abroad and had three strong applicants in front of you, one who has taken the time and effort to be assessed and put on par with YOUR country’s standards, who would YOU select?
It is best to consult with a reputable immigration consultant about this, as you do not want to miss out on a potential job opportunity and be unprepared when it arises. A skills assessment is valid for three years, so it is best to start early, especially while the borders are still closed. Because a skills assessment can take several months, now is the time to act to get yourself job ready.
Leave us an inquiry to see if this would be applicable to your occupation and if it would assist in your search in Australia.