I am a Graphic Designer who arrived in Adelaide in September 2010. For the first 2 years I had a permanent contract working for my previous employer in the UK. Since that ended (October 2012) I have been looking for permanent work. I have applied for over 50 positions and have yet to get one interview.
I realise that these positions are massively over-subscribed but having over 25 years experience, working for governments and other blue chip clients doesn't seem to account for anything.
In the meantime I have set up my own freelance business but am struggling to make ends meet. My wife works full-time but the pay is not great. If I don't get something in the next 2 months we will probably have to go back to the UK as our savings are dwindling.
I am actually going to a recruitment agency tomorrow to enquire about temp/admin work just to get some money in.
As I have always worked from home I haven't managed to establish any contacts in the business.
I would really like to meet someone who works for a design agency for a chat who could maybe advise me on my next step. If there is anyone out there I would really appreciate it.