I arrived in Adelaide on the 21rst of October 2012 on a 475 visa (Marketing Manager). Within the first week I realized that it was tough for me to get hired as a marketing manager without any prior work experience here so I just went for a walk about the city and started handing out resume's to convenience stores, boutiques, shops and the works. I got employed by K-Food Express on November 7th 2012 (a chain convenience store) and have been working with them ever since. I am still looking for other jobs though. I was lucky to secure my rental on my second day of arrival and have made a lot of Aussie friends in the area I live in (Norwood). Regarding getting a job in your field, you never know. You might have a better chance than me. It all goes down to your priorities. I needed a job fast, anything to pay the bills, put food in my belly and pour beer down my throat
I have been here 4 months now and have fulfilled all the obligations asked of me until now. I like the city, the people and even their sense of humor. When they throw one at me (it usually starts with hey mate, have you met Ali? he's from Iran...) I give'em one back in a good natured sort of way (call it Iranian humor)
If anything new happens to me I will make sure to post it up here.