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.
Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Australian Job Seekers in New York”
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”
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”
“If there is a better rate on International wire transfers, we have not seen it!”
Members of The Australian Community transfer millions of dollars every year for business and personal needs. Based on this volume, a preferred rate on International wire transfers has been negotiated with OFX.
Continue reading “Find out how much you could be saving through our Preferred FOREX Rate.”
Since the new Administration has signaled sweeping changes to the US’s policy on immigration, The Australian Community has been approached by many of its members who are concerned that the E3 visa may be abolished.
Clearly they are concerned about the potential economic and social impact that this will have on thousands of Australians living and working in the US.
Continue reading “Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.”
We all make mistakes and most of them you can walk away from with the knowledge of what not to do next time. But there are some expat mistakes that you simply cannot just chalk up to experience.
The saying “She’ll be right Mate” may be endearing in Australia, but here in the US, ignorance is not an excuse.
Continue reading “Top 10 Australian Expat Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make.”
So you read on social media that the E-3 makes finding work in the US a breeze: Time for a reality check!
In June 2015 we first published data on the number of Australians working in the US on non-immigrant visas including the E-3.
Continue reading “Exposing E-3 Myths in Social Media”
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.
Continue reading “Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!”
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.
Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”