Fourthly, most job agents have automatic deletion software programmed to
detect particular words in cover letters relating to the classified advertisement.
So, if your cover letter doesnít agree with the classified ad, it will
be deleted BEFORE it reaches the agent.
||Getting a job in Australia is hard
Firstly, you must fit the qualifications listed on the classified advertisement
Secondly, your English must be excellent. With agents receiving 500
resumes a day for any advertised job, the slightest mistake and your resume
Thirdly, experience matters. If you donít have experience, forget it.
Australian employers donít care if youíve got a Masterís degree. Degrees
arenít important in Australia due to the commonly held belief that anything
you learn in University is already too old by the time you get out. Experience
And we haven't even started talking about the interview yet!
1. Discuss with your tutor some of the words and phrases used in this
2. Which words have similar meanings? Draw a line to connect them.
3. Please write (T) True (F) False or (U) Unknown
1. Degrees are very important in Australia.
2. Agents read every resume.
3. You can get a job anywhere in Australia if your English is excellent.
4. Australian employers believe that experience is everything.
5. Classified advertisements arenít the only way to get a job.
4. Questions for Discussion
Have you got a job in Australia?
How hard was it for you to get it?
What donít you like about working in Australia?
What do you like?
What do you think would be the best job to work in?
If you were an employer do you think youíd employ someone with a degree?
Where else could you find job advertisements?
Answers to 3. 1. F. 2. F. 3. U. 4. T.