Hi all newbies thinking of coming to Adelaide, don't bother if your a Radiographer, theres no work. My hubby has been unemployed for 7 months now.
Sorry to hear that would have thought they would be desperate for Radiographers. Is it that there are no jobs or just that he needs something specific like Oz experience or an Oz certificate?
What about medical placement agencies some of them specialise in locum jobs or even temporary health work jobs that maybe would allow him to get his foot in the door?
Did you choose to come to sa on a general visa or tied to sa on sponsership.
If you aren't tied to sa..could you move states.
I know its easier said than done..but worth a thought.
He is a fully qualifeied senior radiographer with a radiataion licence to practice in SA. He has written to or contacted 43 companys/hospitals. He has contacted 6 agencys. There is no work.
We live in SA because I am the visa holder ona 457 sponsored by my employer. The kids are settled in school/collage now so don't want to move.
The only job he's been offered by an agent is Melbourne so we living apart at the minute but half his wages goes on travel and accomadation, still, half is better than none.
Don't be fooled by $40 flights interstate. It's only that much if you want to fly out at 11pm sat night then fly back sunday morning at 6am....lol
You're not going to like what I say now Sarah...BUT ...if you have a job, why doesn't your hubby do something different.
I know it goes against the grain, but sometimes needs must.
I couldn't get a job in my profession so have done something completely different.
I know it's not right , but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.
Hopefully I will look back in 10 years time and say that everything happens for a reason!!!
Now he's had an Oz driving licence for 6 months he's going in for taxi driving. He's tried to apply for a few other thing but in true Ozzie rude style they don't bother to reply or bother to tell you your not successful..I mean how much does an email cost.
Was just wondering - what about the universities - perhaps they may have some research projects on the go where they could use someone with your husband's skills.
Else if all else fails what about administrative type work - I know it isnt ideal but then neither is taxi driving for someone with his skills.
I quite agree.I have found that..bloody rude. How long does it take to type a generic e-mail.
Originally Posted by sarahtwinn82
depends how many applications you have to wade through.