Last week was definitely more positive. No work but I visited a lot of new agencies and it all seemed to go quite well. I know I've been put forward to cover orthopaedic secretaries (A role I've done previously)..and my vibes are that I'm the only one they have on their books who has covered this specialty so I'm reeeeally hoping to hear tomorrow.
I'm chasing the administration route as I thought, rather naively I guess, that I might get temping work. But it seems an equally difficult sector to get work in, even with my "impressive skills".
Next week I'm going to all the IT agencies as I've revamped my resume based on a discussion I had with an IT agent on Friday. The guy was so so so helpful, and a fellow Scot, so I'm hoping when he see's my new resume on Monday it might be easier for him to place me. He said it only takes one person to take you on and you'll find the jobs start coming along as soon as you get an Australian Reference and the job description on your resume, he said it makes a huuuuuuuge difference, but it still takes the one job to get the ball rolling.
I have registered with the uni. pools and Flinders Private Hospital Suites...as well as Flinders Medical Centre typing pool.
I'm still quite chipper about it all but don't know how long that'll last as the money runs out..eeek.
Best of luck to everyone out there still searching. If I ever get a job and hear of anything where I work this will be my first port of call i.e. I'll post the job on here and give you all a heads up. As someone else said "if we all look out for each other"...such true words.
Catch you all later
Originally Posted by C&Z
Hey good Luck Carol Ann, honestly if we all just think about each other it helps definately that Karma thing going on. Personally I always found the temping a great way to go, once people can see what you are like to work with they either keep you on or recommend you to someone else. Poms generally have such a great work ethic and it is appreciated.
Once again good luck to everyone out there, and if we all post jobs etc that we hear of it has to help doesn't it.
What a Gas.What Entertainment.Ive discovered tonight that,in the face of adversity(as we all try to secure our future here)we have amongst us certain people who patronise smugly,with smarmy ,smart arsed innuendo,and they proclaim to be technical experts qualified to the hilt,yet they can't even spell the name of their true vocation,let alone anything else!Who needs that? How did they ever get a job here with spelling like that,as the Resume appears to be of paramount importance when searching for a job.I suppose they are just "Bushlitters".
Adelaide is a lovely place to live (and work) theres no doubt about it, But come on people did you really all expect to arrive here, and walk into the first “perfect” job you applied for ?
Anyone who says that life in Aus is all rosey is bull****ting, its bloody hard work from day one BUT it does get easier, you stop comparing everything with the good ole UK, stop wanting sausages that the local butcher makes etc etc
Im sorry but life has taught me that in order to get anywhere you have to work at it. We, like many others arrived here with no jobs, and we really didn't expect to get the first one that was offered. Everything thing takes time (even in the UK) ok so it might be a little slower here but eventually things do start to happen. Just be patient, remind yourselves of the reasons why you left the UK and chose Australia.
Take off your rose coloured glasses (the UK is still as **** as it was when you left!)
Last edited by maria; 06-04-2009 at 09:49 AM.
Because I didn't immigrate, but just moved back to Adelaide can someone explain to me, do you all have to find a job within a set amount of time and have that company sponsor you, or can you work for yourself ie: start your own business. If so is there some way in which the rest of us can support at least those of you who are in a trade by hiring you or putting together a list of people available as electricians, plumbers, hairdressers, teachers (available for tutoring) etcetera (just a thought). My mum and dad immigrated here when I was very young, same situation tough times in those days and Mum ended up left in Adelaide got a job at Holdens and Dad was sent to Maralinga to work, they made it through but I still remember the tears etcetera. I have lived in several countries over the years with my ex husband and know full well how bloody hard it can be and you do get homesick for everything, family, food, weather, old jobs, old friends, but eventually you slide into place and you enjoy your new home, friends etcetera, just hold in there, and once again let's see if we can try to work out some way to put together a list of people with skills, not quite sure how, but I am surely willing to help if I can.
Originally Posted by Kraig1967
With all due respect, and good luck to everyone that is looking, the job market is pretty bloody tough for EVERYONE - we have been here five years and OH has recently been made redundant, and it's happening to a lot of aussies too. This is a global recession, job hunting is hard, jobs are scarce. It's nothing to do with where you come from. Even true blue aussies are having it tough. The only positive thing I can think of to say is that you only need ONE job, and hopefully, you and it will find each other one way or another - you just have to make sure you try everything to give you the best possible chance. Companies seem scared to hire anyone at the moment, but honestly, if its tough and seems impossible, it's really nothing to do with you being a migrant!
Can't offer any good advice I'm afraid, because if I knew the answer, OH wouldn't be still looking!
Originally Posted by Diane
My point was that if you have Aussie experience/references then it may be 'slightly' easier to get a job, being a new migrant you will not have these thus possibly making it harder.
Its tough out there right now, people are on here asking for advice/help/tips and how people are finding work nothing to do with 'the good ole UK', 'butchers' or 'sausages' so I think you will find from a new migrants point of view things do look bleak as the funds dwindle because there are several Aussies out there who are after the same job as you and are IMHO more likely to get it. Nothing to do with race, creed or colour its just down to Australian qualifications/work experience and the way the employment climate is right now as prospective employers will not risk employing a new migrant as they are wary that they could leave and head back 'home' if things get worse.
yup its hard, no doubt about it, but FFS stop bemoaning everything Australian and get on with it or pee off back to the UK
Originally Posted by maria
With all due respect, where is the bemoaning everything Australian? FFS either say something useful or say nothing as stupid comments are not helpful.