Meet Cindy, a lawyer who has relocated back to Australia from London through Robert Walters International Career Management (ICM) program. If you’re interested in following her footsteps then keep on reading.
Cindy: I’d say the work itself. I like being challenged and learning new skills. I am always trying to push myself to learn and grow - I’ve definitely found the challenge I am after in my role as a lawyer.
Cindy: I worked at a small firm in London so my experience may be a little different from others who have worked for larger firms or in-house. I found career development prospects were limited mainly because a lot of firms know that you may return to Australia one day. Working in an Australian firm has a better work / life balance which reflects the Australian lifestyle.
Cindy: There is no place better in the world than Australia and I'm not being biased at all! It is a relaxed, active lifestyle. I love Sydney for the sun, fresh food and great coffee culture. We work hard but we also enjoy life around and outside of work - That’s what I missed the most while being in London.
Cindy: I was recommended Robert Walters by a friend when I first moved to London, and they found me my role in a boutique firm. The process was smooth and it was natural that I contacted the ICM program for my relocation back to Australia.
Cindy: It has helped a lot! I contacted Robert Walters before I left London to travel for three months and was in touch with my consultant all the way up to my arrival back in Sydney. I chose not to interview during my time travelling so it was very helpful that we dived straight into the process upon my return. The consultant I was partnering with worked on my behalf, targeting key firms I wanted to work for, and kept me in the loop along the way. I was able to find a great role in a short time-frame, which meant I wasn't out of work for too long.
Cindy: It was always the plan to return to Australia after a couple of years in London. My family is based in Sydney and it is where I want to settle and live in the future. Although I loved my time in London, being abroad has reinforced my belief - there is no better lifestyle than Australia.
I would highly recommend the ICM program for the simple reason that everything runs like a well-oiled machine.
Cindy: I liked the fact that I was liaising with the relevant specialists. They took care of everything for me while I was travelling. Having one point of contact made the relocation easy as I knew my consultant was not only taking care of my move but also on the hunt for a job that would benefit my career.
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