Position of Foreign Graduates in the Australia Job Market
June 26, 2008 by Mira
Employers in the Australian job market use aggressive strategies to target candidates. Because of the prosperous job availability in Australia, for many overseas students, Australia remains a destination of choice.
Many organizations in Australia prefer to take foreign graduates termed as untapped talent pools, particularly those awaiting permanent residency.
Are Foreign graduates Succeful in the Australian Job Market?
But foreign graduates must be aware of the job market in Australia. This would help foreign graduates to equip and qualify themselves well and make their entry in the Australian job market easier.
Recently, research was conducted by professor of Monash University and his assistant on how successful foreign migrants graduating from Australian universities are in the job market. The research was done taking a wide period of 5 years from 2001 to 2006. The result of the report stated that only a very minimum number of qualified foreign graduates for work areas are successful in job market. The report gave a statistical analysis that Australia is occupied in majority by Chinese foreign graduates. The Chinese students mostly take Accounts as their major and among these successful Chinese Accounts graduates, only twenty two percent were successful in the Australian job market.
However, Australian accounting graduates very easily succeed with flying colors in the Australian job market.
The Key to an Australian Immigrants Success in the Australian Job Market
The main reason for this being, overseas students whose first language is not English are graduating from Australian universities. This makes them difficult to succeed in Australian job market for which English communication takes the highest priority.
To overcome this position of foreign graduates in Australian job market the first step was taken by IDP Education Australia. They introduce the plan of testing the English skill twice for foreign students. The English skill tests are done before students get enrolled for graduation in Australia and after their graduation is successfully completed. This would enable the students to know their position in English skill and improve them for getting higher success rate in job market starting from their first year of education. In fact, many Australian universities started insisting that foreign graduates should take remedial communication courses. This helps the foreign graduates to achieve professional standards before they could complete their studies and enter job market.
Proof That Good Jobs Are Available for Foreign Graduates
The number of permanent skilled migration granted to graduates is increasing in recent days which is solid proof to show that good jobs are available for foreign graduates in Australia.
The statistical report on the number of permanent skilled migration granted for foreign graduates in the period 2005-06 is 18,226 which numbered greater than the previous year. This proves that its a healthier environment for foreign graduates in the job market.
Many companies take different steps to boost their chances of attracting foreign graduates. Some steps taken by organizations in this direction are graduate recruitment campaigns, short-term project placements, careers fairs and so on. Having wide opportunities open, it is in the hands of foreign graduates to qualify themselves well for their best fit in the job market.
Thus, foreign graduates, if they take steps to improve their pipeline of talent, they are sure to get well placed in the glorious job market in Australia.
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