The job search experience of former international student migrants in Australia: Does a local qualification make a difference to skill discounting?

Vidya Vishnu, Gerrit J. M. Treuren, Sukhbir Sandhu, Ashokkumar Manoharan, Mary Bambacas

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Abstract

Migrants enter Australia through several pathways. Study-based migration is a fast growing and numerically significant migration pathway. We know little about the job search experience of these type of migrants. Based on a pilot study of the job search of 15 hospitality graduates looking for employment in the hospitality sector, we find that these migrants’ experience of skill discounting parallels that of skilled migrants without local qualifications. However, not having permanent residency and local experience in Australia further exacerbates the skill devaluation for this group
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
PublisherAustralian & New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages549-564
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780648110958
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked solutions to wicked problems. The challenges facing management. Research and practice. - Proudly hosted by the School of Business and Law, CQUniversity Australia at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel in Cairns, North Queensland, Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20196 Dec 2019
Conference number: 33
https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ANZ5696-ANZAM-Conference-Proceedings-Abstracts-2019-17-January-2020.pdf

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period3/12/196/12/19
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Keywords

  • migrants
  • job search
  • skill discounting
  • graduates
  • hospitality

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