We have been here for over 2 months and whilst looking for work, I am getting a standard rejection that I don't have South Australian experience. Before leaving the UK I was the Business Development Director & CEO with experience in technical sales & marketing and operations management. When applying I am realistic in my expectations, we did our homework before we came, knew that December was a slow month and didn't expect to get a similar role straight away. So I have been looking at either business development roles which is equivalent to technical sales roles in SA/marketing roles/operations roles specific to my field but time and time again it is the same rejection statement without even speaking to me.
Looking at other states, this does not seem to be such a problem. We love living in SA and my wife is about to start a new job here, so we are reluctant to move to another state for the sake of my job.
I have considered volunteering to gain South Australian experience but am keen to know if someone else has done that and if it was successful? Also if anyone else knows how to get around this, I would really appreciate to hear it.