If you are an American looking for an international medical physician vacancy, then Australian vacancies may have shown up in your search. If you are considering applying for one of these vacancies, you should consider a few aspects of the application process. Here are some things to ask regarding the open position you are considering and how each question can help you with narrowing down the right vacancy for you.
The first thing you need to check for is if the job is a visa sponsorship position. You will need to, of course, ensure that you are a candidate for this time of sponsorship. Once you have checked your eligibility, you will need to go through the steps of the visa. If you have already done this, you will need to let the company know what your visa status is and give them any information related to it that they require. Though this may seem like common knowledge, the truth is many people do not know that medical jobs do fall under visa sponsorship and will require certain processes in order for you to apply as an overseas candidate.
Medical Recruiter Position
If the vacancy has recently appeared in your searches, you may want to check for a medical recruiter connection. Positions that are offered by medical recruiting agencies are usually easier to obtain and have an easier process to navigate. The reason for this is that most recruiters are used to dealing with overseas candidates and, in most cases, only deal with overseas candidates. They have it down to a science what needs to happen, how to navigate the system and already have the jobs ready to fill and lined up as soon as you are ready and hired.
Moving Expenses and Relocation
One of the questions you should ask, if it isn't already noted, is regarding moving expenses and relocation. You want to make sure that relocation expenses are paid and reimbursed. However, you want to also make sure that the company either places you in housing or helps you find a home prior to settling there. Keep in mind, some companies will not move your family or furnishings and will leave this up to you after you have settled and taken the job. Others may want you to work for a specified time before they move you. Check on all these options prior to getting deep into the application process.
These are only a few of the questions you should ask. As you review the job postings, start listing the other questions you may have about each one. Ask these during the first interview. Remember, if there is a question that is important to you, you should wait for that answer. If the company does not want to give that answer, consider it a sign and move onto the next available vacancy.
Contact a company like GP Recruitment Australia for more information and assistance.