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The lure of working in Australia




Work Australia has always been seen as one of those final frontiers for English speakers looking to find the perfect balance between a promising professional career and good quality life with plenty of sunshine and fantastic beaches.
Obviously there are also drawbacks that prevent or delay many people willing to move there, the physical distance between Europe or the States, plus immigration laws and fluctuations in the job market can drive away potential candidates to move there.
The positive news for 2015 is that after a slight period of stagnation the job market seems to be opening up again. As of this year, companies will be allowed to bring in skilled workers for up to a year without applying for a 457 skilled worker category visa. Language tests will not be required as a mandatory step. Neither are employers obliged to prove that they have looked for Australian candidates before interviewing foreign and qualified professionals for specific roles.
This means an opening up of opportunities for professional advancement for expats looking to move there plus a more competitive and diverse workforce for local companies.
According to various jobsites and Mitula own search results from real time users the most sought out jobs will be in the fields of IT, teaching, engineering, catering, media management and creative arts.
2015 seems to be a year for real recovery and the opening up of the job market to foreign professionals might seem like a valid proof so if you had this goal set in mind, now might be the time to take the leap forward.

2 Comments to “The lure of working in Australia”

  1. Alfred Deakin says:

    Australia is the promised land, just don’t gloat about it.
    A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work is all a man could ever ask. But not many countries in the world have answered yes.
    Australia has.
    High average income, low tax, affordable living, generous social services, free hospitals and medical services.
    Tax here is worth paying, knowing you’ve got your fair share makes it easy to give the government some to look after those of us who need a helping hand.
    Liberty, equality, fraternity – Australia.
    Please keep off the grass ;)

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