What do Australian IT Employers expect to see in a CV from skilled IT migrants?
The key to getting your IT CV right is thinking about what employers in Australia are looking for.
The majority of migrant IT CV’s should be project based. Most companies want to see details of the type of project you worked on. They are looking for the most important things in project management terms that include:
- Size of the Project
- Clients you handled
- Size of the team
- Duration of the project
- Project Budget
Australian employers want to see how you used project Management processes that consist of five key areas:
Initiating, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and controlling, Project Close Out
Companies are seeking IT migrants that bring value to their company. So your career experience must demonstrate outcomes in project terms.
Did you deliver the project on time and to budget?
How did you handle project scope changes?
Was the client satisfied with the result?
Who did you manage stakeholders in the project?
How did collaborate with the team on the project?
A lot of CV’s we see make no mention of financial outcomes. When hiring an IT migrant, companies are looking at how that applicant can add value in monetary terms to the business. It’s all about making money!
Here are examples that are highly effective in demonstrating your value to a company
- Spearheaded a new computerised CRM system to track service events within the company leading to a 20% increase in technician productivity, better time tracking and customer satisfaction.
- Successfully delivered project for new converged infrastructure that offered a reduction in response time of 35% approx. in addition to savings in power and cooling consumption.
- Developed data replication solution between primary and secondary location for Red Hat Metrocluster solutions that provided non-stop banking services to more than 100 branches
- Assigned role as Prime Technical Lead with multiple reporting requirements to the UK and Australia (collaborating with multi-disciplinary team of 10 staff)