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I honestly don't think anyone was referring to you when they mentioned the efforts you need to go to when moving to a new country. This is the issue when some-one else comes onto a thread and completely hijacks it with their own agenda - the OPs original question gets a bit lost in the ensuing discussion.
Please don't be put off making further enquiries on this forum - you were just unlucky this time that a new member felt the need to vent their perspective to the nth degree.
Yes, it is tougher to find work in SA now, than it was 10 years ago, but I think it is similar everywhere. Only you can decide whether you want to risk giving up your current job to move here. Just keep everything in perspective.
Good luck with the move
Last edited by Guest12727; 18-04-2014 at 10:42 PM.
I don't think anyone thought that; I certainly didn't!
Your original post did ask a bit of a naive question...as you seem more than aware, "worried if I would be able to land a job immediately".... " realistically how long will the wait be".
I, with other posters, tried to offer ideas which you might not have thought of. We don't know you, but generally, in the present economic climate here, if you already have a good job elsewhere why rush over here?
Although the thread should 'belong' to the OP, it's like any convo and ideas presented can bounce the original topic around a bit. I actually think that's what makes it interesting (not that I like it when people start personal attacks or being a bit mean!).
With all that in mind, I think Howde answered you best when he said," Yes, it is tougher to find work in SA than it was 10 years ago".
Good luck and I'm sorry if you felt I personally attacked you.
Sorry this was not directly aimed at you it was for the people on here that can be extremely negative and scare monger when it comes to employment. As you have stated more often than not people have researchrd job opportunities prior to making such a huge life changing committment.
May i wish you all the best.
You may find a job straight away, or it may take a little longer. Just the way it goes.
We took on a new .Net Developer about a month or so ago... he'd been looking for over 6 months since arriving. I can honestly say he's really good at his job too, very experienced. At least now he's bringing home a cool $45k (and I bet he's wondering what was going on for all those months he was waiting).
Hi there I moved here with my husband who is a carpenter and he found work straight away. I am a lecturer in business and law and was a division leader in my college for 14 years. When I first came here to lodge the via the people I spoke to said I wouldn't have a problem finding work. We moved here 5 months ago and I can even get a job in administration. Its really disheartening to think I have so much experience but cant get a job sad really as it is a great place to live and we have all settled but we could be looking at going back home.