I have been contacting lots of recruiters in Adelaide and have email exchanges with them. Even though they think that my profile/experience is very strong, they say that there are lots of people out of job at the moment and they will consider people who are in Australia first. It is very interesting that when I contacted one of the recruiter, he was more than happy to submit my resume to a big bank in Brisbane and was very confident that I would get it but I had to decline it as I need to go to Adelaide.
It seems like other states are little more receptive to people overseas compared to SA....I know few people who even landed job from overseas in Sydney and Brisbane but Adelaide it has been very tough for anyone to even look at you resume if you are not there. Even if I move I am very worried if I would be able to land a job immediately. I have a steady job in the US which pays me well but I do want to move to Australia soon. It is a difficult position for me at the moment. Want to get some input from the forum members.
If I quit my current job in US and move to Australia (I have 10 years experience as Business/Systems Analyst and Project Lead), realistically how long will the wait be? I know it depends on person to person but I would like to hear some experiences.