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  1. Jessica Berry

    Hello :-)

    Also happy to meet up.
  2. Jessica Berry

    Hello :-)

    Welcome to the forum. A couple of us have tried to organise a meet up but there were no takers, which is a shame because I have made some good friends through this site and I know others have too. Perhaps if you indicate whether you are looking to meet couples, families, specific age groups, people with certain interests or whether it doesn’t matter, that might be helpful.
  3. Jessica Berry

    Tax Self Certification Form from HMRC

    We had the same form and completed it over the phone and then a confirmation letter of our provided information was sent out to us. We have had to do a few ‘checks and balances’ processes in the past couple of years due to changes in UK banking regulations but we are happy to comply to keep our UK bank account open.
  4. Jessica Berry

    Finance/HR jobs

    Welcome to the forum. I am not sure if you have noticed the previous thread posted below? If you have a read of my comments it saves me retyping or copying and pasting!
  5. Article attached on the shortage of pet friendly rentals across Adelaide attached. Just something to consider when paying to bring pets over....
  6. Jessica Berry

    Jobseeker statistics

    Article below taken from the Career/Jobs supplement on 23/9/17. As always with statistics (use as a guide!), some people will find work quicker and others will take longer due to many factors.
  7. Jessica Berry

    Operation Hipster!!

    Not sure about the title...but thought some people might be interested in reading this article in the Adelaide paper (The Advertiser) at the weekend. Our visa allowed us to live anywhere in Australia and we chose to come to Adelaide. In terms of lifestyle and standard of living we have always been happy with our choice.
  8. Jessica Berry

    Job Prospects for IT Project Managers

    My OH and I have recently changed jobs. I finished my previous job on Friday and started my new job on the Monday. Recruitment process involved an initial phone screen interview (this is common to try and exclude people from the shortlist often due to the volume of applications, so it is important you prepare what to say beforehand), a formal interview, police check, ref check. My OH secured a new job, the process involved 2 panel interviews, police check, medical, ref checks...the process takes times, but this would be the same for us if we were applying for jobs in the UK. Both of these jobs were newly created jobs, so despite the doom and gloom about the Adelaide job market there are jobs out there, but in my opinion, it depends what you do, what you are willing to do, what your expectations are, your attitude and understanding of the Adelaide job market and how to approach it. There is also a big emphasis on cultural fit and whether you will fit into the company and work well with the existing workers.
  9. Jessica Berry

    Invite received - Finance Manager

    I was reading an article recently and the recruitment consultant at an agency based in Adelaide stated that they receive 500+ resumes each week into their office.
  10. Jessica Berry

    Where to live?

    Welcome to the forum. Have you read through the thread below? This will give you some ideas.....
  11. Jessica Berry

    Invite received - Finance Manager

    To be honest I was surprised when the Manager said 150, I was expecting double that amount! I know of a similar role a couple of years ago that attracted 600 applications! In my experience there is a lot of emphasis on 'cultural fit' within Adelaide workplaces in terms of will you fit into the team/company environment/culture. I can generally tell in an interview if they like me and whether I am in with a chance. I remember in one interview chatting about Coronation Street with the HR Manager and I knew at that point the job was mine! I am not sure if you spotted a response I posted on another thread, but thought I would just add it on the end here to save me retyping something along the same lines!.... My OH and I have recently changed jobs. I finished my previous job on Friday and started my new job on the Monday. Recruitment process involved an initial phone screen interview (this is common to try and exclude people from the shortlist often due to the volume of applications), a formal interview, police check, ref check. My OH secured a new job, the process involved 2 panel interviews, police check, medical, ref checks...the process takes times, but this would be the same for us if we were applying for jobs in the UK. Both of these jobs were newly created jobs, so despite the doom and gloom about the Adelaide job market there are jobs out there, but in my opinion, it depends what you do, what you are willing to do, what your expectations are, your attitude and understanding of the Adelaide job market and how to approach it.
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    Invite received - Finance Manager

    Agreed Snifter. While the whole networking in Adelaide is prevalent, as you say there are plenty of people that secure work without doing any networking. People need to make sure they are applying for the right jobs, many people think they are a perfect match for the advertised role, but when you look at their application as the recruiter, what the applicant and recruiter see can differ greatly! We have been here 10 years now and I move jobs quite a bit by choice and my OH has secured several relatively senior roles and all of our jobs have been sourced through seek, the newspaper or recruitment agencies. The last job I recently applied for and secured received over 150 applications, to be honest in the current job climate I expected the number to be higher!
  13. Jessica Berry

    Invite received - Finance Manager

    Welcome to the forum. There are quite a few jobs on the skills list which are over subscribed and many long term people living here often wonder why these jobs are still on the list! That is not to say their isn't a shortage of some roles and some people find work quickly, but often people make the assumption that just because their job is on the list they will be in demand and it isn't always the case.
  14. Jessica Berry

    Invite received - Finance Manager

    Hi Sean Welcome to the forum. Why the move from Sydney to Adelaide? Often people are going the other way!
  15. Jessica Berry

    Recommendations of Residential areas

    Have a read of this previous thread to give you an idea of some suburbs that might be suitable....
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