Been applying for jobs now for 3 years, the first 1.5 years without a visa, so a bit prospective, but since April 2011 with a permanent visa. The best I got out of it is one phone interview and a couple of glimmers of hope that didn't come to anything.
I find that the construction management jobs are thin on the ground and start to be believe that unsolicitated applications are becomming a waste of time, looking at the Victoria job market, mainly Melbourne and there are more opportunities advertised then I can write to on daily basis.
Realy start to considder to contact SA immigration and just inform them that I can't find employment in SA and may considder other states despite the pledge that I made for the 176 state sponsored visa. I know that employers want people ove there rather then on the other side of the planet, but with a young family jacking in the job now and gamble on the SA employment market is too much of a risk.
Any thoughts are welcome, as may miss a trick somewhere.