Yeah both this jobs are permanant....
Yeah both this jobs are permanant....
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Daniel, 31 and Stephanie, 30, Arrived 30th April 2008 and LOVING IT!!!
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i work as a motor mechanic and with-in a week of arriving i had a full time job, i just walked it to nearest garage they lent me a tool box only thing i had to wait for my monster tool box to arrive....as for that article its crap all depends on what you do for work..
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I found it really easy to get work we were here 3 weeks before i started looking and got offered the 1st 2 jobs i rang up about and have been offered more since starting work had to go to peer to get oz qualifications but other than that found it really easy.
I aman electrician :)
as someone has already said i think it probably depnds upon the type of work you do - but i think this is a really useful thread for those about to come over.
we came on the 175 and my husband is a chef. he was offered a job one week after arriving. it is a part time position (that suits us just now as we have so many other things to take care of) but there are other keen full time positions where the employers have been chasing him and saying that if the position he has accepted does not work out then to give them a call.
so all in all we have discovered that chefs are in demand here - it was on the mod list after all - but you really have to put yourself out there we found. if we could email a resume we would but sometimes you would have to hand it into the place or sometimes, as with the position he got, it said to email the resume but we just found the place took it in and my oh could introduce himself and show he was really keen.
good luck to everyone looking for employment
Hi Moosh, we are moving Aug 18 2009 i am Electrician in Uk Fully qualified just wondering if and how to go about working in Aus, IE: Could i get a job with your company when i arrive (ish as i want a couple of weeks of as not had a day off in year and a half) i understand i need to do something called ARTC which is already in the post to me and also the AUS3000. by theway not holding you to this or expecting a job just hypothetical.
I think it depends what you are looking for! My OH was offered 4 jobs on our rekkie trip on arrival they were all confirmed but they were not really what he was looking for!
In the end he took a part time job just to get a reference and some cash coming in and to start networking etc. Things have worked out great for us as we now have our own company but there were times when the whole job thing could of sent us back as he was the main bread winner and really not happy at work which meant he was really unsettled.
Money I think is the main thing with expats its not as good as the UK, but then it is all about weighing up the pros and cons! Personally I know where we are better off, less money but so much happier!!
We arrived on 22nd Oct and I had an interview two days later which I had sort of lined up from the UK and confirmed upon arrival. I didn't get the job as they say they promoted from within as I would have needed 3 months to learn the company which they didn't have time for me to do. Since then I have applied for many, had three more interviews one of which again promoted from within and then two with agencies which if you want the truth were a waste of my time!
Maybe the job I had in England is no good here or simply I'm just useless!!!
Agencies don't get back to you I say this with respect to any reading but it's the truth.
The agencies well at least one that I had an interview with did take up my references and did indeed ring my old boss in England who then in turn rang me to tell me all about it. Unless he is full of **** which I know he isn't he gave me a glowing ref and they haven't even bothered to call me back since.
We came on a 475 visa with me as the main applicant, Val secured a full time permanent position as an accounts manager with a large company located in the CBD, within 7 weeks and has settled into it very well.
I just bum around the house and swim in the pool which is great but I can't do it forever, because she wont let me!!!
Without my head swelling to much the interviews I have had, I knew the job the person interviewing me didn't!!
It isn't true that recruitment companies are not interested in you if you are not over there yet.
Through Financestaff.com.au I managed to secure two job offers and I'm not even over there yet.
I was also lucky enough to gain my necessary Australian qualification by distance learning so that I will be able to work the moment that we land. (I appreciate that people with trades will not be able to do this)
Lastly, I also read into the piece that the main prohibitor in attaining work from those surveyed was a lack of or poor english language skills.
Good luck everyone.
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Howard, Maria, Jamie, & Sam.
Howard Flinn - Mobile Bank Manager for ME Bank - www.mebank.com.au
Sorry, I will add to my previous post.
In my experience when an agency has a post to fill they go all out to fill it, but once they have filled the particular role that they had advertised that's it! You can go and fall into a big hole and they will not notice!! Yes they may well look at you on future applications but sorry to say, if they add you to the list for future jobs, forget it you need to apply not wait for them as it won't happen!!!!!
I don't wish to upset anybody with my answer's this is just my opinion and what we have experienced so far.
I will add though, we are both happy and wouldn't change a thing, If you have the qualities that are wanted at the time the job will probably be yours, I on the other hand need to re evaluate things.
I must add that now I have read the article in question it also States the problem has also been said to be "Lack of Permanent residency" which is what I've come across a couple of time's not just "lack of English Langauge".
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