Been Here Two years now, Thinking of moving cant seem to earn any money, any time we do get extra, it goes on bills. South Australia sucks for pay. east coast here I come..
Originally Posted by caoimhe
That has worried me slightly now as I work in Accounts payable and I have been looking on lots of various sites and thought there was a fair bit of work in that area. I have also worked in retail but not for over 13 years. Do you think I will struggle to find jobs now then? Bit scary as I have never been out of work before :-(
Thanks Vicki :-)
Regarding the comment above, we have started to think if it would be a good idea to move once we get residency, when we do a job search there are so many jobs in Sydney and Melbourne. When I do a search for Adelaide in my area of work, there are hardly any positions ...
Originally Posted by Howards Family
Thanks everybody for the comments, when people back in the UK ask me how I'm doing and I say I'm worried I don't have a job, they tell me that I'm living the dream ... The thing is, life here is not like I imagined it, at least not yet!
Have a nice weekend. :jimlad:
Can't apply for Government jobs on a 475 Visa? That's really worrying as most of the jobs my OH is really interested in are on the government website... what is the bloody point in being State Sponsored if you're limited on jobs you can apply for? This has got me concerned, more concerned than I was before... oh lordy.
Originally Posted by Emu
SAGE isn't used here so I am taking this time to learn MYOB and complete an Australian tax course. So the job I am in works around the kids school hours and gives me some money while I complete these courses. There does seem to be plenty of Accounts jobs here
Originally Posted by countdown1975
Hey guys when you are looking for work, put into your posts what type of work you are after, I have posted on here a few times jobs that I have seen available, as far as I can tell, no one has applied to any of them. Here goes again, i know that Good Life Pizza Restaurant which is on Hutt Street, has a sign posted that they are looking for wait staff, it is a lovely small exclusive little restaurant, apparently they have more than one. Kenji Japanese (up market) restaurant is also looking for wait staff. I know a lot of you probably don't want to work in a pub, but boy bar work pays reeealy well here in Adelaide. Before jumping to Melbourne and Sydney, do a reccy trip, real estate is very expensive there, and although I too would like to live in Sydney between the cost of renting/buying and the amount of time you would have to commute to live the same type of lifestyle here is enormous. I've said it before and I will say it again, if you see a job listed anywhere or hear of one, why not post it on here for others to see. I helped a young Canadian girl last week to settle into town, and she had applications into 4 places within 24 hours and had a tryout at a restaurant within 48. So keep your resume up to date, and just let everyone and I mean everyone know that you are looking for work. Good luck to you all, I know how frustrating it can be, I couldn't get a job because I was considered over qualified for those I applied for, so I bought my own business, I realise this is not a solution for all, but I know many of the poms have ended up starting up themselves, especially those in the building trade.
Have a terrific weekend, and don't let the rain get you down, hopefully you'll all get work soon.
Hi Sandra, thanks for your post.
I work in Logistics and Supply Chain, in the UK I worked with some multinational companies. I went yesterday to that job fair at the Adelaide Showground, it was target at school kids but there were a few adults in between. I spoke with all the major companies there (K-mart, Target, Bridgestone, etc) and their Logistics operations tend to be out of state, in either Melbourne area (Geelong) or Perth. Aparently Perth is very big in terms of Logistics (I didn't know that).
I have considered starting my own business but to be honest I wouldn't know where to start plus we don't have cash. I would do it at the same time that I'm working so if it doesn't work is no big deal.
We will do a reccie to other cities just to see what it is like. I did hate that I had to comute over an hour in London to get to work, so wouldn't like to live in a city that it takes me ages to get to work.
Nice weekend to you all too. ;o)
Hi all, It seems that we can apply for goverment jobs after all, I'm really sorry about the confusion.
If having problems explaining your visa rights, you can print this letter.
See the LETTER TO EMPLOYERS, it explains the rights for Provisional visa holders (Subclass 495/475/487)
Rang Imigration on the number quoted on the letter. They "think" we can apply for goverment jobs, but the lady didn't seem sure. She said is up to the employer. I guess we just have to apply for them then and see what happens.
Regarding studing, you seen as a international student, which means huge fees. Again the lady wasn't sure, put me on hold to confirm. Short courses, some of them you pay "normal" fees.
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