Christian is a French Management Consultant who had always been attracted by Australia. After a few years of experience in his domain, his will to leave France for the Australian way of life was too strong and he left everything behind to come here to find a sponsorship and work full time. After our coaching session and our advice, we helped him get on the right track! Three weeks later, he was already employed with a sponsorship, and made his dream come true!
Could you tell us more about yourself?
My name is Christian, I studied Business and Management at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Could you tell us about your professional background?
I am a Consultant with 3 years experience in Management Consulting and Project Management. I have built strong capabilities in advising and supporting clients in their small to large-scaled transformation projects in the areas of Business Process Analysis, System Implementation, Organisational Design, and Change Management across private and public sector organisations.
Why did you want to come to Australia?
I left France to move down to Sydney because I wanted a change in my life and to work in an English-speaking country.
How did Australiance help you to fulfil your dreams?
Australiance helped me to have a better understanding of the Australian job market and what strategy to adopt regarding my job hunting. On top of that, they provided me a great support by putting me in contact with several consulting firms in Sydney. At the end, I managed to find a job thanks to Australiance!
How do you see your professional and personal future?
Working in Australia is a stepping stone in someone’s professional path. I am still at the early stage of my career, but I think I would like to stay a minimum of 2 or 3 years in Australia in order to have a significant overseas work experience before thinking of flying back to France.
Any advice for anyone who would like to come to Australia?
Finding a corporate job in Australia can be quite harsh for someone who has no experience in the country and whose mother tongue is not English but it is feasible. That being said, I would recommend to do your job search seriously, never give up and stay motivated until you sign your first contract! Besides, I would advise you to get a “casual job to pay the bills” quickly, because everything is expensive and you would not like to be running out of liquidity after a couple of months…