Hello all, long time reader, first time poster!:)
I will be arriving in Adelaide in mid-April and will then start job hunting. I have a 457 Visa.
My working experience is 9 years in Software Development, Java(J2EE/J2SE), web development and many other technologies. There are quite a few relevant jobs appearing on seek.com.au which looks promising.
I have been in touch with a few recruitment agencies, and I would probably say only about 2 out of 10 actually replied, and both told me it's best to wait until I arrive before applying for jobs.
I did actually apply online for a couple of jobs earlier in the month, stating my arrival date, but haven't heard anything back. To be honest I didn't expect to hear from any of these jobs given my timescale, but I thought I would test the waters.
So it would seem the agencies were right in advising me to arrive before applying. Given the time difference etc, I can understand it, and I would personally prefer to interview in person anyway.
Anyway, the reason I'm posting is to ask if anyone knows of any good local recruitment agencies. I have tried searching online, but have only found the more national websites, and as I mentioned before, many of these didn't even respond to my email.
Thank you in advance for your help!