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Adelaide Goverment Jobs????

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    Guest Bather's

    Hi everyone,

     

    Looking for some spots of experiance wisdom.....

     

    Ive applied for a job with the Adelaide Gov, analyist/project officer role.

     

    has anyone else applied from the uk and been sucessfull?

     

    i did have a conversation with the recruiting mamanger before i applied and they where more than happy to take my application.....

     

    is this good? does it not make a difference?

     

    As you can tell 6wks to go and getting a bit nervous!!!

     

    thank you

     

    Danielle

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    Guest Guest75

    Hi Danielle.

     

    The only restriction I could see is that working in some Govt and defence areas you would need to be a citizen??

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    Guest Bather's

    Thank you, for your responce....

     

    Not sure where to turn, I dont know what i thought about applying for jobs from over here, but need to try....cant sit here doing nothing. its not in my nature!

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    Guest Guest75
    Thank you' date=' for your responce....

     

    Not sure where to turn, I dont know what i thought about applying for jobs from over here, but need to try....cant sit here doing nothing. its not in my nature![/quote']

     

     

    Agreed - you need to keep having a go.

    I reckon you would have to do a phone interview. Some of the nurses on here have done this so you are not daft!!:cute:

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    Guest Bather's
    Agreed - you need to keep having a go.

    I reckon you would have to do a phone interview. Some of the nurses on here have done this so you are not daft!!:cute:

    :notworthy:Thank you for your help it is much needed the time is passing so quick.....

    Ive seen a few other jobs on the web will do you think i will be ok applying for them all, thats what i would do in the uk. Also do you know of any recruitment agency that i could use or do they not use these in adelaide?

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    :notworthy:Thank you for your help it is much needed the time is passing so quick.....

    Ive seen a few other jobs on the web will do you think i will be ok applying for them all' date=' thats what i would do in the uk. Also do you know of any recruitment agency that i could use or do they not use these in adelaide?[/quote']

     

    It's a tough call - Some employers want to meet face to face, others are happy to take you on your qualifications and a call.

    You could touch base and then make an interview for an appointment when you arrive.

     

    Be aware that Aussie resumes can be slightly different as well. I think Suzer on here can look over it for you.

     

    I've no idea about recruitment agents, never had call to use them. (My boss is me and Mrs Tyke)

     

    A good start point would be SEEK - Australia's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and recruitment site

     

    Hope all goes well.:cute:

     

    BTW - It's normal to feel panicky during your last few weeks in the UK - we have all been through it!!

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    Guest Zoot

    The getting of the actual job may not rest so much with your skills and experience but whether there is someone in government that they already have their eye on and the interviewing is merely a formality in this case they will want the most CV's they can get so they can show the whole process was above board. At the moment they are cutting masses of government jobs, the different government departments have been told to make severe cutbacks so sometimes there is someone within government who has been retrenched and this way they can redeploy them without having to pay severance. The state government scene is quite tight knit - I worked with you on this project so will pull you in when I next have a project regardless if there is a better candidate (have undertaken temp work within government and this is what I have observed). They also prioritise Ozzies over non Ozzies - was told after one interview as a non Australian you were automatically the weakest candidate. Apparently they are not supposed to discriminate but of course individuals see things differently.

     

    Yeah there are masses of recruitment agencies but which one will have which job is hard to know. If it is local government i.e. councils then you need to approach mosaic as they have the contract - state government you are looking at Hays, Locher, Westaff, Randstad to name but a few. Doesnt seem like they prefer one over another this week agency A is advertising government jobs, the next week it is agency B so best to troll their websites, and then make contact with them to see if it is an area they recruit for or which division will recruit for that. Of course just as soon as you have met with a consultant they leave and you begin all over again but that is par for the course.

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    Guest Paulb

    Hi Danielle,

     

    I did manage to secure a Government post from the UK in March this year - so it can be done!

     

    The role was of an analytical nature with Dept . of Health and I applied for this approx. 8 weeks before my departure date from UK to Adelaide. I explained my timescales carefully in my application and stated taht I would be willing to undertake a telephone interview(s) and / or attend for interview in person upon arrival. They agreed to undertake a telephone interview (01:00am UK time!!), and a few days later I was offered the post. I had to send some certified copies of documents but little else. I arranged to meet up with my new boss a couple of days after landing (and a week prior to commencing work).

     

    All in all, pretty straight-forward, so I strongly encourage you to apply for government posts while still in the UK, just state your circumstances clearly. Government jobs here are quite sought after, as they can often offer reasonable salaries with attractive working conditions.

     

    Best of luck - Paul.

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    The getting of the actual job may not rest so much with your skills and experience but whether there is someone in government that they already have their eye on and the interviewing is merely a formality in this case they will want the most CV's they can get so they can show the whole process was above board.

     

     

    They also prioritise Ozzies over non Ozzies - was told after one interview as a non Australian you were automatically the weakest candidate. Apparently they are not supposed to discriminate but of course individuals see things differently.

     

     

    Lots of myths about govt jobs - some truths below.

     

    1. Government won't advertise a job to the general public if they don't want to...because they never have to. Many govt roles are advertised internally (current govt employees) only. Also, if there is a suitable internal candidate, the job doesn't always get advertised.

     

    2. Many, many non-Aussies, as well as non-citizens, have positions in local and state government (and even federal govt roles are open to perm residents who don't have citizenship).

     

    What might count against you is not yet being in the country (particularly if you don't yet have a visa and/or arrival date), unless it is a highly specialised role that they are willing to provide relocation for.

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    Lots of myths about govt jobs - some truths below.

     

    1. Government won't advertise a job to the general public if they don't want to...because they never have to. Many govt roles are advertised internally (current govt employees) only. Also, if there is a suitable internal candidate, the job doesn't always get advertised.

     

    2. Many, many non-Aussies, as well as non-citizens, have positions in local and state government (and even federal govt roles are open to perm residents who don't have citizenship).

     

    What might count against you is not yet being in the country (particularly if you don't yet have a visa and/or arrival date), unless it is a highly specialised role that they are willing to provide relocation for.

     

    Totaly agree with suzer's post spot on :) I got a government job from the uk and im not an aussie either ;)

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    Guest the umphs

    I just got a job in treasury & finance starting in early Jan. I'm a temp resident. My job is a contract role however.....

     

    Chase the recruiters like mad, even when you think you're over doing it.

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    I just got a job in treasury & finance starting in early Jan. I'm a temp resident. My job is a contract role however.....

     

    Chase the recruiters like mad, even when you think you're over doing it.

     

    Congratulations Brilliant :)

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