What you need to know to become an automation engineer in Australia

Looking for jobs can be overwhelming but being confident in the skills you have can help guide the way to finding the role you're best-suited for.

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Looking for jobs has significantly changed in the last three decades from when people would knock on doors of companies to deliver their resumes in person, to doing so with one click on employment sites like SEEK, Indeed and even LinkedIn.

Although looking for work has become easier for job seekers, the same can't be said for employers, with companies and recruiters receiving way more applications than they once did. This often results in many of those applicants not even receiving the automatic "we thank you for your interest but…".

Peter Noblet of Hudson recruitment told Computerworld Australia that he still believes that a well-crafted resume is going to be the key for job seekers. "A good approach is to make a phone call, if possible, to the recruiter who's advertising these roles, and explaining why you're interested in the role."

Noblet believes that IT professionals should research who the recruiters are for the areas they are interested in, get in touch and build a network with them. That's because recruiters will often go to the people they have in their networks when looking for professionals with specific skills.

In Australia, IT hires have been a priority for many businesses throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic. With this trend likely to continue, Computerworld Australia spoke to automation engineers to provide tips to those interested in the field, as well as those who may be uncertain of what engineering path to follow. 

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