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Unfortunately it is a sign of the times, that there is a lot of casual work around - I work casually myself and would love a permanent position, but I won't be moving interstate to get one at this stage.
How do you find work then.
Two tin cans a piece of string ?
I am talking about the average person, Seek is full of false jobs (everyone knows that) but it is still the biggest place for jobs listings
I only named it as an example. We are not all in IT each profession has its own avenues ..... again I just used it to illustrate
Part Time V Full Time work and massaging of employment figures.
You were quoting NAB a bank who published figures on a 'property boom' as you called it
HELLO they are a bank ... What else are they going to say- keep your money on the mattress
I have wasted enough time on this, your arguments are non sensical.
Last edited by mactac; 23-04-2014 at 04:19 PM.
Point taken, sorry to everyone if I was rude. Long day.
I've got friends in HR and recruitment in Oz and back in the UK, both agencies "bank" job seekers on file and some charge for this privilege.
What's the best way to get information? .....create a job, advertise it and watch the CV's with all the personal information roll in, job falls through.
Your CV and details may be passed on or "sold" to other agencies in the industry for their recruitment purposes.
Seek has been mentioned in a previous post but this is not the only source of jobs. The government jobs often don't make it on to seek at all, google sa government jobs for the appropriate website. And then go through all the jobs as the filters and searches aren't great and you could miss the perfect job if you don't pick exactly the right thing to search on. Also check out the vacancy pages of all three Universities as they don't always put there jobs on seek either. Research the Australian companies in your current industry to see if any have a presence in Australia. Chances are they will be behind technically and will be trying to implement things you have experience of implementing. This will put you in a strong position to approach them directly, and is why my OH was offered a position even though there wasn't really one available at his level.
Don't be afraid to apply for fixed term contracts. These can often lead to permanent positions. I started out fixed term and I am now permanent and I know quite a few other people where I work that have done the same. Permanent positions that are advertised may already be being performed by someone on a fixed term contract and you would have to be ten times better than the incumbent to get the job as there is very much an attitude of stick with the devil you know here.
If you want to move then move, don't wait for a job. Once you have a date you will arrive you might find it easier to get an interview for something anyway. Forget agents and approach companies directly and network loads. Good luck.
Maybe listen to this before considering the move. Posted by ABC very recently
I hope my words of caution will not put people off coming to Adelaide.
But if you are not 100% sure of your employment chances choose Victoria, WA or NSW
without even blinking.
If you choose Adelaide, rent for the first year or two before laying down any roots
your job may not be here in a year and you will be stuck, possibly even with a decreasing asset.
Lets hope not.
Last edited by mactac; 17-04-2014 at 10:52 AM.
Here is a classic Aussie movie Wake in Fright about a man's attempt to get back to Sydney
Last edited by mactac; 23-04-2014 at 04:20 PM.
That's the problem I am facing at the moment. I have a state sponsored visa so I need to make a conscious effort to live and settle in SA which is the reason I haven't applied to any jobs outside SA at the moment. There have been more than 200 jobs advertised in SA matching my skill set and experience which I have applied to over the last few months but I wasn't able to get through anything and I have spoken to lots of recruiters (50+ I guess) all of them say the same thing, "More people out of job and if you come to Adelaide we can work something". So that's the reason I posted the same, I am not sure about other industries but IT seems to be a real problem at the moment in SA.
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