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I have Australian professional qualification in accounting and I used to study in Australia where I met my partner. I am currently looking for part-time/contract/temp work as well.

Do you have any advice on "Australianised" CV?
Here is a link for sample resumes: http://career-advice.careerone.com.au/resume-cover-letter/sample-resume/jobs.aspx

When you say study in Australia is that a bachelor of Accounting?

Accounting professional is that CPA?

Have you got any Accounting experience? If so what and where?

The way you have worded it, it looks like you only recently got your Accounting degree. If this is the case you will not qualify for alot of jobs that are advertised as they want experience. If you have no experience you will need to look at graduate accounting jobs. They should be starting to advertise them now and they will start around January/February 2016.

I also second what Aussiesteve said about grammar, get someone to check over your resume and cover letter. I know this is just a forum but there were a couple of grammar errors in your post. Small things like this can cost you an interview.
 

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Thanks Aussiesteve. I will be more careful about these little things and I will definitely get someone to check on my spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

Thanks Mish for the link. I graduated with Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. I had two years of accounting experience from Malaysia and I obtained full membership of CPA. I don't think I am qualified for graduate position.
 

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Unfortunately you won't qualify for a graduate position since you have experience but you could always enquire because your experience is not Australian.

Alot of employers for professional jobs don't seem to like the BVA even though it has work rights I think it might have to do with that fact that it can end at any moment so they want one with a more secure visa.

The major problem is that you don't have any Australian work experience and that is what alot will be after as you don't have any experience with Australian tax law.

Only suggestions I can give is to keep on trying and hopefully someone will give you a chance. Also maybe look and contact some Accounting firms to see if you can get some work experience with them.

Good-luck :)
 

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Cling, how long have you been searching for work? And which city are you in?

I hope you manage to find something soon!
 

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I will keep trying and I also approach my friends who are working to see if their companies have any position available. :)

Hi KarenVG, I have just started searching for job in February 2015 because I have just got my BVA in Feb-15. I am in Sydney.
 

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Hi All,

I'm in a similar position. UK graduate with the highest class of degree not being able to find a job. I'm on a bridging visa with full working rights waiting on an 820 partner visa. I've found myself just doing call centre and retail work just to earn some money. I've been rejected a lot of the time because of the visa. I assure employers that I am staying in Australia long term but still get rejected. I guess its hang in there and hopefully in a couple of years I can secure a graduate level position. Just annoying having to put my career on hold.
 

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Hi All,

I'm in a similar position. UK graduate with the highest class of degree not being able to find a job. I'm on a bridging visa with full working rights waiting on an 820 partner visa. I've found myself just doing call centre and retail work just to earn some money. I've been rejected a lot of the time because of the visa. I assure employers that I am staying in Australia long term but still get rejected. I guess its hang in there and hopefully in a couple of years I can secure a graduate level position. Just annoying having to put my career on hold.
Australia has a big over supply of accountants and has for a number of years. It is flagged at the moment for possible removal from the skills list. Many were surprised it wasn't removed last year
 

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Good evening,

We have been in Melbourne for 3 months, myself on a 457 and my partner as a dependent. I am sponsored and have been working since day one, but my partner, from Malaysia, has been struggling to find work.

She has had interviews with companies related to her field (media agencies), but unfortunately has not been offered anything. She has applied for positions equal to, higher and lower than her previous role, but has now exhausted the supply of related companies to apply to. Even other non related roles she has applied for have not brought up anything.

If we had the resources, we'd love to join a load of clubs etc and be out and about meeting people and just making friends and contacts, but we can't do that.

We have ideas and plans for the future, long term, but for now, she wants to be active and working. We are looking at volunteering options to get local experience and meet people, so we'll see how that goes.

Any further advice would be welcome :) Thank you.
 

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Something I heard today.
One job was advertised recently. It had 170 applicants, they interviewed 17 people, and chose two for a final interview...

Just shows how hard getting a job can be, even without Visa issues.
 

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Hi and thanks for the extra comments. Yep, partner customizes each and every CV and cover letter. Those numbers of applicants per vacancy seem to match what we've noticed too. Anyway, will keep on searching and applying.
 
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