Jobless and Looking for Pointers
Last edited 15/10/2019 - 16:18
I'm a Permanent Resident, living in VIC. A software tester(with dev skills) by profession. I was working till the end of May 2019 and my contract finished. I am unable to find a software job ever since I lost my last job and I am really tensed. I am applying almost all the jobs I think is at least 70% relevant to my profile (on seek) but I hardly get any calls. I have worked in telecom domain (wireless/4G LTE) as a tester/developer and have worked as a firmware tester for a security device company. I am a great performer and never had a black mark in my career. But this uncertainty of not having a job keeps me tensed. Even today I got up early to apply jobs on seek, but I'm sure I'll get an automated email saying that the position has been closed.
Are there any other ways to get interview calls? I've been informed that many jobs in Australia works on reference basis. Unfortunately I have no big contacts who can provide me a software job. Approaching recruiter directly didn't help either as I understand they need to have relevant opening so that they can send me to get interviewed.
If anyone can point me out to something relevant or can give me advises on how to get myself some interviews and eventually find a job, I'd be very thankful. I'm a software/firmware tester with enormous experience in Manual testing. I'm good at Python, C++ and C. Good at team leading, mentoring, and everything else (or even more) a software engineer with 9 year experience can do.
Attaching my resume: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ulo44th2icvj6l3/sample.docx?dl=0