Job Seekers

We enjoy assisting job seekers find the best career option by actively helping them throughout the process. We only work with a handful of candidates at any time to ensure the best outcome in your job search. Read more here.

Clients

Are you seeking a high skilled IT individual, a graduate, a senior executive? Concerned about your internal HR processes and want advice? We can provide all that as well as payrolling services for your company.

Contractors

Are you a current contractor of Beacham Group and wanting information about pay dates, how to log into our payroll timesheet portal, superannuation or even what we require from ABN or PAYG contractors?

Join our team

Beacham Group actively seek and recruit talent into our growing team. If you have a background or are interested in HR, IT / Technology and Business Development you could consider a recruitment career with us?

Are you ready for your IT recruitment journey or career to begin with us?

Beacham Group Pty Ltd is a boutique recruitment firm headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. As IT Recruitment Specialists, we source exceptional talent for Contract/Temporary and Permanent Employment.

For job seekers, we have a variety of career opportunities in the growing ICT and Digital Industries. The companies we recruit for range from Startups and SME’s through to bigger corporations, so we always have something tailored for your individual career needs.

For employers, we deliver a diverse and unique selection of driven individuals that can add value to your organization.

“We are always striving to produce the best outcome for you and your recruitment needs.” 

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News from the Emerging Tech Sectors (Ag/IoT/Fin/GovStartup):

News from Startup and Emerging sectors The last month has seen several new floats, additional capital raisings, and launches.  CORE (http://corehub.com.au/) launched last month focused on innovation and new tech in the resources sector. Morning

How to find a job in Perth after migrating

One of the most stressful things about migrating is finding work in your new home country. The current job climate in Australia is not what it used to be 5 years ago or even 10

10 Things You Need To Know About 457 Visas

In today’s guest blog, Reeva answers the most frequently asked questions by people who have just migrated or are migrating to Australia. 457 visas are a popular way for people to migrate to Australia without

Australian Professional Networking Account Launches… on SNAPCHAT!

Whether you’re a Founder/CEO of a company or a student looking for their first real world opportunity, networking and introductions are what make the world go-round. We all turn to LinkedIn (and maybe Twitter for

News from Startup and Emerging sectors
The last month has seen several new floats, additional capital raisings, and launches.  CORE (http://corehub.com.au/) launched last month focused on innovation and new tech in the resources sector. Morning Startup had a bash to celebrate passing 2000 members and guest speaker presentations receiving some great reviews. AgTech has a new meetup group (run by Dave Newman) and FinTech had the CEO in town.
If you have an idea, want to learn new skills and future-proof your career, get involved in some of the ICT-related events happening in Perth.  Some are invite only.

One of the most stressful things about migrating is finding work in your new home country. The current job climate in Australia is not what it used to be 5 years ago or even 10 years ago (obviously this is industry dependent and can vary wildly from industry to industry). W.A. is seeing a downturn in the economy and especially in the mining sector where many local residents work.

However it’s not entirely impossible to land a job, either before you arrive in Australia or shortly after.

Here are my top 9 ways to help you find a job in Perth.

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1. Register on job websites

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Signing up to job websites like Seek and Indeed can really help you keep on top of any new opportunities as they arise. You can get notifications when jobs are added in your field or in fields that you are interested in. Seek is the biggest job website used in Australia and is well worth creating a profile on. Employers are able to discover your profile and contact you directly on here as well.

2. Get on LinkedIn

In the last few years Australia has really got to grips with LinkedIn as a tool for job hunting and recruiting. Many HR teams and recruitment agents actively use LinkedIn to find and approach potential employees who they think might be suitable for their available roles. Having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile can be the difference between landing the job of your dreams and just getting any old job that comes along. Here are some great tips for creating an awesome LinkedIn profile.

3. Update your resume

Making sure your resume (it’s not called a CV here) is up-to-date is crucial when you start applying for jobs. Go through all your roles mentioned on your resume and make sure they are current and accurate. Remove any ‘fluffy’ bits that are unnecessary and too personal. No one cares about your marital status or what your hobbies are. Many people choose to include a short overview of their skills and what they can bring to a role at the start of their resume. If you aren’t sure how to write the perfect resume for an Australian audience, you can contact a professional resume writer to help you or follow these helpful tips here.

4. Write a great cover letter

Almost all job applications in Australia will require you to write a cover letter. Not just any cover letter, an awesome cover letter. If the ad for the job says write a cover letter, you NEED to write a cover letter. DO NOT ignore this request. Your application will go straight into the bin if you do. If they ask you to address anything in the cover letter for goodness sake do it. Ignoring this request will mean your application ends up, yes you guessed it, in the bin! Cover letters are a great way to get your point across about what you can bring to the role but they do need to address anything specified in the job advert.

Do not just write one generic cover letter and send it to every job you apply for. This tells any potential employer that you aren’t that interested in the job, you just want any old job (which may be true but you don’t want them to know that!). Make sure each job application has it’s own tailored cover letter. By all means create a template so you aren’t typing one out from scratch each time. And never address it ‘To whom it may concern’. These days with Google and LinkedIn it’s pretty easy to find a name to address your application to, if it’s not already noted on the job ad.

5. Address all selection criteria

Selection criteria are often used for government job applications as it helps them to level the playing field between candidates. They are often divided into ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’. If you don’t have all the essential criteria, don’t even waste your time applying. If there are any selection criteria mentioned, you must address EVERY SINGLE ONE. Even if they say desirable and you don’t have it, address the criteria with how you are interested in or willing to attain this skill. Not addressing any or all of the selection criteria is one of the biggest reasons applications get rejected, especially for government positions.

6. Look on Gumtree

A lot of small employers use Gumtree when it comes to recruiting. Gumtree allows employers to advertise for free which makes it attractive to smaller companies who don’t want to pay expensive fees to advertise on the bigger sites like Seek. Look at all different categories when it comes to jobs as you might just find your job in the category that you wouldn’t normally look at. I actually found my current job on Gumtree and am still there almost 3 years later!

7. Check your local community newspapers

Community newspapers are a great place to look for local jobs, especially if you want to work close to home. There is generally also less competition for these roles as they aren’t advertised in the usual high profile places. These are mostly delivered for free at your home or are available to pick up for free at your local supermarket or shopping centre.

8. Network Network Network

Perth is all about who you know not what you know. Get out there, meet people and network. The amount of people I know who found a job through somebody as opposed to just applying is crazy. The more connections you make the better your chance of finding a job. You can find plenty of networking groups on Facebook, local business forums and on MeetUp.

9. Recruitment agencies

There’s a reason I’ve put recruitment agencies at the bottom of my list. And that’s because many people don’t have great experiences with them. I’m not saying that all recruitment agents are bad but be very careful about who you contact and give your information to. There are recruitment agents who merely list build to have a big pool of candidates to pick from when jobs actually come about. Also be aware that a lot of recruitment agents use software to check resumes and don’t actually read them themselves. This software scans for specific keywords in the resumes that the recruitment agents are looking for in that particular role. So if those keywords don’t appear on your resume your application will end up, once again, in the bin.

What tools are you using to find a job in Australia? If you are employed, how did you find your job? Let me know in the comments.

If you’ve already found a job but are struggling to meet more people, read about how to make new friends in Perth now. If you’re working out what your monthly budgets are going to be and what you need to earn in Perth, read my post on the cost of living in Perth here.


Post originally published on Proudly South African in Perth

About the Author:

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Reeva Cutting is a digital marketer and the blogger behind Proudly South African In Perth. Having lived in the UK for 10 years and now living in Australia, she aims to help provide people with information about migrating from South Africa & the UK to Australia. Follow her on Twitter for all things digital marketing and on Facebook and Instagram for everything to do with migration and life down under.

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In today’s guest blog, Reeva answers the most frequently asked questions by people who have just migrated or are migrating to Australia.


457 visas are a popular way for people to migrate to Australia without having to worry about finding a job when you arrive or having to save up enough money to cover you relocation and set up costs. However, along with great rewards, there come great risks. Please note this is not to be considered migration advice – for all the ins and outs  of a 457 visa, please speak to a registered migration agent or the company who is offering you a 457 visa.

Here are 10 things you need to know about 457 visas.

1. You can only work for an approved employer and in that specific role.

You won’t be able to move company or even change role within the company. You are sponsored for that exact job and that job only.

2. Your partners and dependents can be included on your visa.

If you are going to be sponsored on a 457 visa, your partner and dependents can be included on your application as secondary visa applicants. They, unlike the main visa applicant, will have full working rights in Australia so they are able to work without visa restrictions.

3. The employer will cover your relocation costs.

As part of the sponsorship, the employer will normally pay for your reasonable relocation costs. This can include flights, shipping and temporary accommodation upon arrival. Note that it is extremely unusual for employers to cover the cost of the visa itself so you will more than likely be required to pay for your visa fees.

4. You need to put in place appropriate health cover.

As 457 visa holder, you need to ensure you have private medical cover (unless you are coming from a country with a reciprocal health agreement). You can get a quote from most of the health funds online or through comparison sites. Some of the private health funds include BUPA, Medibank, HBF, HIF, NIB, HCF and AHM. Find out more about private health cover requirements here.

5. You may be liable for an extra payment for school fees.

This is currently in place in some states but not all – so definitely check if this applies in the state you are heading to. There are also proposed changes to this payment for families on 457 visas, affecting both new 457 visa holders as well as existing. As of July 2016, in some states including WA, families are liable for a fee of $4,000 per family (not per child) attending school. This is for children attending public (government) schools. It is a payment that goes straight to the government, it is not in anyway related to school fees, you’ll still have to pay these on top.

There are talks of it changing to per child and the cost going up as of 2017/18, so please double check the latest news around this before you decide to take up a 457 job offer. And if you do take up the offer, make sure you will be able to afford this payment should it come into effect in the future.

6. Your employer may end your contract.

Just because they want to sponsor you now, does not mean they will continue to sponsor you for the entire 4 year period your visa is valid for. I have heard about people who have been sponsored, moved over and after just 3 months have been let go. Australian companies will often follow the LIFO principle – last in first out.

7. If your employment ends, you need to find a new sponsor in 90 days.

If your employment unfortunately comes to an end, you currently have 90 days to find a new sponsor to take over your visa otherwise you will be sent back to your home country. This is vastly better than what it was – it used to be 28 days! This can be highly stressful especially if you aren’t eligible to apply for a permanent visa yet, or simply don’t have the funds.

8. If you can’t find a new sponsor, your previous employer must pay for your flights home.

As it says, if you lose your job, you can apply in writing to your employer for them to cover the costs of relocating back to your home country. This should at least include flights to the value of $10,000 and could also include shipping, but this would be at the discretion of the company and they are not liable to do so.

9. You have equal working rights in Australia under Fair Work laws.

Some people believe that 457 workers are hired so that they can be paid less than Australian workers. This is not true as all 457 workers have equal working rights. In fact, employers are obliged to pay their 457 workers according to the temporary migration skilled income threshold, so there is no way they can get away with paying a lesser wage. They are also obliged to review your pay at least annually in line with current Australian market rates.

10. After 4 years, you can apply for a new 457 visa or permanent residency.

Applying for PR is usually a recommended route to take as soon as you become eligible to do so (this may be at different times depending o your circumstances). It’s worth putting some money aside from the moment you start earning, in order to ensure you can afford a PR application once you become eligible. The fees are currently quite costly and highly unlikely to get any cheaper so having the cash ready to go will help you become a permanent resident and eventually a citizen (if that’s what you want!).

457 visas can be a great way to get into Australia quickly and at a lower cost to you. However, they do come with a host of risks and costs which you need to seriously evaluate before accepting a 457 job offer.

Migration agents are reporting that they are seeing less and less 457 applications coming through and as the cost of 457 visas are not much different to PR visas these days. Along with the school fees and health insurance requirements for 457 visas, PR visas can work out to be a cheaper option overall.

Please remember to check all the latest information with a reputable migration agent as this blog is not meant as official migration advice and the rules can change over time.


Post originally published on Proudly South African in Perth

About the Author:

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Reeva Cutting is a digital marketer and the blogger behind Proudly South African In Perth. Having lived in the UK for 10 years and now living in Australia, she aims to help provide people with information about migrating from South Africa & the UK to Australia. Follow her on Twitter for all things digital marketing and on Facebook and Instagram for everything to do with migration and life down under.

 

 

Whether you’re a Founder/CEO of a company or a student looking for their first real world opportunity, networking and introductions are what make the world go-round. We all turn to LinkedIn (and maybe Twitter for the real social media enthusiasts) or Local Blogs, hoping to passively make new connections and expand our horizons as we go about our daily routine. We also tend to ignore the other platforms that are viewed as distractions, but are we missing the bigger picture when it comes to networking online in 2016 and beyond?

We, at Beacham Group, decided to explore Snapchat. Think about it, this creepy ghost floating over a bright yellow background is all over our timelines, so surely the hype isn’t only about their latest filters or how Instagram shamelessly copied their model. We have not only discovered that a Snapchat takeover is a great way to get an introduction to a new group of individuals every day, but you can share your experience or even pitch your business to such a diverse group of people for collaborations with just an idea and a mobile device. So why not have live presentations showcasing your work, while answering a few questions and get yourself out there FOR FREE?

Below is a summary and full video of our first takeover which was kicked off by Sameera Afzaal, Perth Blogger who wears many other hats too:

“On Thursday 1st September I got the most exciting opportunity to kick off a series of takeovers on the ‘aussie9to5jobs’ Snapchat account. The account set up by Beacham Group is a somewhat speed networking and a collaboration platform that allows entrepreneurs, creatives, and hustlers to speak about what their successes and knowledge. The platform encourages its community to send in questions and followers get to ask one on one what steps they could take to reach a goal or reach a particular stage in their career. Employers and recruiters also use the platform to scout for talent. For entrepreneurs, it is essentially exposure, contacts and gives fellow budding entrepreneurs an insight into the industry. It is essentially a platform for professionals and go-getters meeting and collaboration on a quick and cool platform.” Watch:

We also had a takeover by Digital Entrepreneur Bob Jones  so look out for our blog summary of his takeover soon, and this week we have a few more lined up such as The Skin Nurse, Ben Rich and Paul Ramondo. As a snapchat user you can take advantage of this platform by asking these scheduled keynote speakers questions you wouldn’t normally get to ask elsewhere because they have set aside a day to interact with you on a more visual and personal level, and share as much as they can. How you choose to work with each other afterwards is up to you as we will only administer the account and not intervene on a takeover.

aussie_9_to_5_jobsIf you are an entrepreneur, someone looking for new opportunities and to make an announcement, or looking to hire new talent and would like to be on a Snapchat takeover for the ‘aussie9to5jobs’ account then send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can scan the snapcode on the left to add ‘aussie9t05jobs’ on Snapchat. We are hoping to get a new takeover every day and feature as many Australian professionals as we can.

Questions are welcome in our comments section.

Happy Snapping!