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Right, well hopefully mine will all be sorted before that can happen.
Interestingly (well I thought it was). I first started to do the online application for ACS on Friday last week, but had to cancel it as my last reference hadn't arrived in the post. I then did it again on Monday and it was a completely new web based application system. It was a lot simpler to fill in, and didn't have any description fields for your employment so I wasn't left wondering which bits i'd need to include and which to leave out. This new system just had fields for the dates of employment, job title, company then you attach your reference.
Lets hope the process is speeded up with this new application system (doubt it though!)
My application took just over 13 weeks for completion, had to try and get it done before DIAC rule change on 1st July, thankfully with the aid of Peter at PTLabs got this through in time.
Maybe to ease your worries, I also applied for Sytems Administrator which was still available at the end of the period where the allocation for networking engineer and others of that ilk had run out.
Good luck and try to minimise the sleepless nights, I found myself getting up at all times in the morning to check it's progress.
Thanks Matt, that does make me feel better, should also make me feel better about employment opportunities in SA should I get through the visa process alive :)
Our flights are booked for 3rd July 2012 so need to go through job process when I get there, I'm dreading that part.
Have you tried to apply for jobs before you go? My plan was to start applying as soon as the visa is sorted - however I know that my chances will be slim, without being able to attend interviews. But the way I see it, it can't hurt to dip my toe in the water and get an idea of what's out there before I arrive.
Will start nearer the time, probably March. Need to Ozziefy my CV.
Ah right, you will have to tell me what that entails, unless of course it's just putting 'ay' at the end of every sentance :)
Once I work it out I'll let you know.
Cool reading - I've just had my System Admins assessment submitted and now waiting in the wings. Really hoping we can make it to the state sponsorship phase for SA.
I'm using Pete from PTLabs too - he has made it a lot easier....
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