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Hi, sorry to hear of your troubles...............................
i dont mean to be obvious, but there are casual jobs out there, many on a casual basis; and once in the workforce........................well, you have evidence of being in the workforce, so maybe a job more suited to you will turn up later on..............
i know its hard, and not really much use, but ANY work is better than nothing, espesh if you are running out of funds.
Good luck with the search
He may have to take any job in any field just to get some money coming in and a reference.
I really sympathise as there are 6 of us and we spent a load of saving living with no income. I hope it works out for you.
i have lost count of how mAny times me and others have said the "pay is not so good here" and "just because your job is on the demand list doesnt mean they are crying out for you"
Sadly neither are the case.
You just have to keep plugging away, sometimes its not what you know, its who you know, and sometimes its a case of right place right time!
Why on earth do they keep putting these jobs on the In Demand list when clearly that is very often not a true reflection of the current job situation.
As people have said ,who you know and not what you know often gets you a job.Not an easy option when you are a new arrival on little funding.
In days gone by when houses were cheap,cost of living likewise, that scenario might have been more acceptable,but not when people are giving up good jobs and security to come here.
In recruitment terms the anecdotes i have heard about criteria set by a lot of employers here is beyond belief.
I wish you the very best of luck .
Job situation is definitely getting worse here. I am hearing more & more cases of people being laid off...in all types of trades....
The job paper is shrinking every week....
Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
Sorry to be like an old nag but did your hubby research the IT market here before you came like phone companys and speak to people.
Its all very well e-mailing them and posting CV's off but do you know how many of these they get each day !!!!!! they just blow them off.
My missus and I both have a 1st Degrees in software programming and design but i work as a bus driver and she works as a theater nurse and as Ranger said Adelaide is not an IT city.
We are lucky to have other careers to fall back on.
Has your hubby thought of a career change or as i was once told "needs determin what must be done" .
Good luck on the job front but im sure he will have a long wait if he wants to get into IT marcket here.
G'day again Jo.
Just a little heads up for you.
Ive just got off the phone with a mate who's got an IT company here and who i do some private work for and asked him about the IT market and he's just advised me that your hubby will probally have a lot more luck once he gets his Degree or other paperwork converted to the Australian standard versions of it.
He also said go and knock on doors with your CV with proof of skills or Phone them and only send in a CV if they ask for it.
He gets 50 or 60 e-mails a week asking about employment with CV's attached and just deletes most of them.