Well, we arrived in Australia on 22nd October 2008 and I began my search for work with out any success!
Val secured and started a full time permanent position just before Christmas and I just carried on applying. Last count I have applied for 62 different positions either directly to the companies or via agencies since January 1st 2009, and Iíve even gone out cold calling with a fist full of CVís. (Sorry Resumeís)
Anyway the savings have taken one hell of a battering since we arrived and even with Val working I have, this past couple of weeks reached the point of giving up!
But! Yesterday after a call from an agency the light has been turned back on. I had to go back into their office today and do some more tests, on top of the ones I did in December when I registered with them.
To cut a long story short, I start my first ever Aussie job a week Monday, itís only a temporary role for 14 weeks but WOW, and I canít wait to start.
I gave up a new company BMW car of my choice every 9 months and an extremely good salary to come here neither of which I want back anymore. Iím going to be very happy with my 8am -5pm Monday ĖFriday job doing general office admin work Iíve never done it before and I've never passed any exams in it! But what the hell Iím willing to learn. So Iíll start here and see what comes of it.
Maybe I will enjoy it and of course it will top up the Lemonade fund!!!!
Good luck to everyone else, hang on in thereÖÖÖÖ
PS: I know it's only for 14 weeks but its a start.:D