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"Don't stare at it for too long.....you'll go mad".
I know in the past I have seen the same job advertised by over 10 agencies and to the untrained eye people then think there are all these jobs available but it is the same job, just advertised multiple times because all the recruitment agencies are fighting to place people and get their commission.
Last edited by Jessica Berry; 08-11-2014 at 06:45 AM.
Thanks Jessica for sharing an useful information about non-existing but advertised jobs in websites by agencies/recruitment companies in a rat-race. Do you have any insight on how to identify if the jobs advertised really exists !! and what is the best approach to secure a job in IT/ICT profession in SA state ?
Hi All.. Same here.. I reached adelaided 3 weeks ago.. sumbitted more than 65 applications for my core job in HR or/and Administration and mostly no feed back and few had the courtesy to reject my application.. I also failed to place a casual or a job in retail till now .. hopefully things become better soon 😟
Last edited by Hedy Elnemr; 22-11-2014 at 03:39 AM.
I have previously posted this information below.......and just to add......the statistics were from more than a year ago, but the figures would still be a good guide. The job market generally will start to slow down now and I always advise migrants (and have posted this many times on this forum) if you are coming over in Nov/Dec/Jan, you would be wise to ensure you can financially cover yourself possibly until the New Year until the market picks up again.
Taken from the Career One job supplement in The Advertiser (Adelaide), but the figures will be for Australia wide.
Jobseekers should leave at least 3 months for their job search and be prepared for it to take even longer to get into work or find a better position.
That is the median length of time it is taking unemployed jobseekers to be hired as well as a rough guide for those already employed and applying for work elsewhere.
Time spent looking for work...
1 to 4 weeks -16%
4 to 13 weeks -38%
13 to 26 weeks- 18%
26 - 52 weeks -20%
Whole year - 8%
The time it takes people to get jobs of course varies depending on many factors. I know people that have arrived and got work straight away, I have also met many migrants where is has taken 3-6 months to find work. People start stressing when they have only been here for a few weeks and don't have a job, but the process of securing work can take time and I would suggest taking this into consideration when planning your move over here.
In our own circumstances our first jobs back when we arrived in 2007 (and jobs were definitely more plentiful than now in my opinion), my OH gained a temp position within 1 week of arriving and a perm position within 3 weeks of us arriving. I gained a perm position 10 weeks after arriving.
We were both lucky securing perm jobs for our first jobs. I feel if we were arriving now it would be more likely that we would secure temporary contract roles to start with.
Hi Jessica.. You are right.. timining of arrival is not really helping in the matter of finding a job.. However, am still not sure why am not able to get one interview request in casual positions or survival jpbs though .. if you can advise us how we can find one till start of February will be a great help to us.
Hedy don't forget that there will be lots of school leavers and kids on holidays looking for casual work and 16-18 year olds are much cheaper to employ I think
Hi Claire, Ok then.. will keep up positive though
What might be a stop-gap, 'survival job' to you, might be all a young person wants from life. There are a huge amount of young people, from 141/2 upwards who are looking for work and as Claire says, they are cheaper to employ. I know of kids at uni whose hours are cut over holiday periods because it's cheaper for companies to employ the younger ones.
As I understand it, many jobs simply get too many applications for them to reply. I know a school that recently got over 300 applications for a pretty ho-hum job - and from the sound of it that's not unusual. So although it's disappointing not to get the courtesy of a reply / invite to interview, I think that's the way now .
Perhaps you could look at jobs that kids under 18yo can't do? For example, working in a servo or in a bottleo, or pub? You can get an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate online for less than $30 (my son paid $19!), then apply for bar work / bottleo etc.
Hopefully you were prepared financially for this. Jessica Berry is right in advising migrants to be prepared, but I guess people sometimes assume their work ethic and enthusiasm will be enough to land them their perfect job from the get-go. And for the lucky ones, it might be.