Hi, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. We have been in Adelaide just over two weeks and our main issue at the moment is finding jobs. I am mainly concerned with my partner finding work. If I get a job and he doesn't, then we will just have to move so need to get him sorted first. Neither of us feel we can settle in Adelaide until he finds work as we may have to move to a different state if he doesn't find a job soon.
My partner has over 15 years experience working in the offshore oil and gas industry as a mechanical design engineer. He designed the ancillary equipment that goes on pipelines. Since we got here, we have heard a lot of doom and gloom about work prospects in Adelaide. Should he carry on trying in Adelaide or just give it up and go to Perth or Brisbane where most of the offshore oil and gas is? He would happily change discipline and transfer his skills but employers are seeming to want you to have the skills already in whatever industry you go into i.e water, mining etc.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.