Top 10 Tips for Australian Job Seekers in New York

The fact is that finding work in one of the most competitive cities on the planet is going to be a challenge for most Australians.

Landing in a US city with a freshly minted J-1 or Green Card is only a ticket to the big league.  If you go into the game without understanding the rules or having a game plan, you will quickly start to accumulate some very unnecessary scar tissue.

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Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book

If you look at any successful organization, at its core you will find the company handbook.  It details policies and procedures for any new employee joining the company, and is the culmination of years corporate knowledge captured within the organization – So why not have a instruction manual for Australian expats moving to the US?

Have you ever wondered if USCIS handed out a book to anyone arriving in the US on a work visa on all of the traps for young players, how much of an asset it would be?

Well, wonder no more because The Australian Community is producing a book “Moving to the US for Aussies” Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book”

How many Australians are living in New York? V2.0

There has been a great deal of chatter on social media that if you are an Aussie professional worker, then the streets of New York are paved with gold. The Department of Homeland Security’s latest data is separating fact from fiction.

Ask any Aussie visiting New York and they will tell you that NYC is one of the most “Australian Friendly” cities in the World.

You can now buy a flat white coffee on nearly every corner, Tim Tams are sold in Target, and you can have a meat pie delivered to your door.  For the cost of a subway ride you can access more than two dozen Australian establishments serving everything from Barramundi to Vegemite on toast.

Most people attribute the “Australian invasion” to the E-3 visa, however the most recent data from the Department of Homeland Security is telling us that this is nothing more than a myth. Continue reading “How many Australians are living in New York? V2.0”

The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York

On Wednesday June 14, 2017 The Australian Community held a private networking event at Bluestone Lane’s DUMBO location in New York to record a video of the Top 10 Questions asked of The Australian Community.

Some of the answers captured in the thirty minute video revealed a number of common mistakes (and incorrect assumptions) made by Australian expats living in New York and the broader US. Continue reading “The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York”

Bluestone Lane Networking Event & Video Broadcast

Join The Australian Community at Bluestone Lane DUMBO for our June Networking event and video broadcast.

Members are invited to attend this highly interactive evening where the ten most important questions ever asked of The Australian Community will be answered.

Topics covered include:

  • Finding Work

  • US Tax

  • Finance

  • Visas

  • Legal

  • US Credit

  • Expat Filing Requirements

  • Common Expat Mistakes

You can now watch the video recorded on the evening using this link.

Bluestone Lane does not accept cash.

Free Admission.

Members are limited to inviting only one guest on the evening.

June Newsletter

We have a new Website!

The new website (as you can see) is built on WordPress as it is better aligned with our technology roadmap for distributing Public content.

Over the past six years, we have published dozens of articles, and taken hundreds of pictures going back to January of 2012!

As there are literally dozens of writers in the Community who would like to contribute features and articles, this new platform will facilitate a greater engagement for members wishing to contribute social and professional content.

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Top 10 Reasons to Connect with our Private Enterprise Social Network

The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving.  Our private social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals!

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) registered public charity whose mission is to connect Australians through social, professional and charitable initiatives.  Since its inception in 2011, we have assisted more Australians overcome the challenges of living in New York than any other public charity.

As we enter our sixth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the US.

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What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?

If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.

Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.

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Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!

It was a packed house with members attending an exclusive networking event and private shopping experience at Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.

In January 2016, The Australian Community officially launched its Private Enterprise Social Network powered by Yammer at the Microsoft Store.  Since then, our Yammer Network has grown to the largest Australian private network in North America and contains a searchable knowledgebase built on the experiences of over 5,000 members who have connected with our organization since 2011.

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New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 3)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and their transition back to Australia.

Here is our third article in the series.

What advice would you give to Aussies contemplating the move to NYC?

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New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 2)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and their transition back to Australia.

Here is the second article in the series.

How did NYC change you professionally? Continue reading “New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 2)”

New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 1)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and the transition back to Australia.

The flood of emails that have poured in have been enough to write a small novel, so the decision was made to create a series of articles.  Here is the first:

What is it like transitioning back to Oz?

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How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!

According to the latest US Department of Homeland Security statistics, 3034 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2015, and another 5,527 obtained E3 visas.

One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit and begin to build a US Credit Score.

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Everything you wanted to know about US Tax Law, but were afraid to ask!

Many Australians are still coming to grips with many US filing requirements, as well as US tax laws.  A podcast was recorded to set the record straight on FBAR filing requirements as well as some common tax missteps often made by expats.

Peter Harper who is a Managing Director with CST Tax Advisors, a leading International tax advisory, recorded the 21 minute podcast that discusses:

What is the Substantial Presence Test?

FBAR – Who has to file?

Superannuation – Do I need to include it in my FBAR?

Other filing requirements for expats.

Common US tax missteps made by Australians.

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Connect with our Community Job Fair in NYC!

If you are a Member in New York and you are seeking full time employment, we may have good news!

If you are not a member of The Australian Community, you can click here to learn more about our member services.

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