3 years ago, when I entered the Australian job market, I was highly excited and fully confident that I will get a job offer in no time. I had a strong hands-on experience with big some of the best financial institutions in the world. I had worked with clients from the US, the UK and Singapore. There were plenty of certifications, awards and recommendations to prove my knowledge. I built a strong LinkedIn profile and a meticulously crafted resume. Plus, my agent informed me that there was a good market for Microsoft technologies, especially for .Net, in Australia. In short, I had all the right ingredients for getting a job offer.
But I struggled to get even a single interview call for about a month. I was depressed and fought the urge to go back home. But during my struggle, I learned a few things about the Australian job market which helped me get my strategy right.