I am putting this thread up here for those still in the UK who are stressing about the work situation in Adelaide, it is by no means a brag, but purely to give some hope to people about getting work when they arrive.
I have been here 6weeks now and began my job hunt around the second week of my arrival, I decided I would be really picky to start with and have applied for 10jobs in total. I have turned down 2 interviews, been offered 3 of the positions, knocked back for 2 and the others have a close date of the end of July, I start work in one weeks time.
I have used agencies for some jobs and direct to the company for others and have found no prejudice against the temporary visa, where I live etc...
My husband is a plasterer and although he hasnt any plastering work for now, he is gettting regular labouring work on construction sites via an agency.
I am good friends with 4 families who arrived the same time as us all who have found work since they arrived in various different roles.
I am not for one minute saying that there isn't any prejudice out there and people do struggle to find work, we just haven't come across it. Maybe its the type of work we do? ( I am in sales )
I just really wanted to read something like this before I came, I don't want to give false hope, just an honest thread on how we have found it.
Good luck to everyone and for anyone in sales - Hays recruitment - bloody brilliant.
Thanks for listening