Taken from the Career One job supplement in The Advertiser (Adelaide), but the figures will be for Australia wide.
Jobseekers should leave at least 3 months for their job search and be prepared for it to take even longer to get into work or find a better position.
That is the median length of time it is taking unemployed jobseekers to be hired as well as a rough guide for those already employed and applying for work elsewhere.
Time spent looking for work...
1 to 4 weeks - 16%
4 to 13 weeks - 38%
13 to 26 weeks - 18%
26 - 52 weeks - 20%
Whole year - 8%
The time it takes people to get jobs of course varies depending on many factors. This is a guide for people coming over as to how long it may take to secure work. People start panicking when they have been here just for a couple of weeks and don't have a job, but the process of securing work can take time.
In our own circumstances our first jobs back when we arrived in 2007 (and jobs were definitely more plentiful than now in my opinion), my OH gained a temp position with 1 week of arriving and a perm position within 3 weeks of us arriving. I gained a perm position 10 weeks of arriving.
We were both lucky securing perm jobs for our first jobs. I feel if we were arriving now it would be more likely that we would secure temporary contract roles to start with.