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    Both generalist and talent, resourcing, learning specialist. I am in uk but looking for agencies in Adelaide thanks

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    Hays generally advertise a lot of HR jobs and have contacts and roles in many industries.

     

    In Adelaide a lot of jobs and business is through who you know and not necessarily because they are the best agency but the agency gets the work via contacts. For example I was recently offered 2 HR roles, one agency got the business because the person who was doing the job had previously come via that agency, the company had advertised the job on seek and in the paper and appointed someone who then dropped out, as a result they went to the agency who had placed them to find them someone and they put me forward. The other agency who I was offered the job by got the role because the person who used to do the job worked for that agency. On both occassions the agencies were not known as 'HR' agencies and I was the only person they put forward. I hope this makes sense!

     

    Sometimes it is a case of registering with lots of agencies and just waiting to see what comes up.

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    Guest Stewlou

    Thanks! So are you working in HR in Adelaide now? I have heard it's not what you know but who you know! Are there many interim contracts available? Or part time HR work? Thanks

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    Thanks! So are you working in HR in Adelaide now? I have heard it's not what you know but who you know! Are there many interim contracts available? Or part time HR work? Thanks

     

    I have recently secured a permanent position as a HR Officer. Prior to that I was contracting as a Project Recruiter and Recruitment Advisor and previous to that working as a Business Trainer and Assessor and Recruitment Coordinator, they are just some of the jobs I have had over here!!

     

    Big demand at the moment for contract recruiters in mining but you usually need experience, unless it is the usual Adelaide route and you know someone or are a friend of a friend! Usually once you get into a role you are ok, but it can be difficult getting in there in the first place. If the recruitment agencies like you and they think they will make money out of you/your skills they will be all over you like a rash, if not you will usually not hear from them!

     

    It is the same with any kind of contracting work you don't get holiday pay, public holiday pay, sick pay or any of the usual benefits associated with a permanent job.

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    Guest ceejay

    Hi Jessica. I'm Karen, Chris's partner. I am 43 years of age. We have been exploring the 190 Skilled visa using me as the main applicant as ANZSCO 223111 HR Advisor (my current occupation in the UK) appears on the CSOL list for South Australia. I appear to get 70 points when I do the self assessment points test.

     

    Already we are confused!

    An imigration agent has advised me that VETASSESS will probably say I NEED A DEGREE for this occupation. I do not have an official degree from university but have taken the CIPD route (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development - the governing HR body in the UK) gaining a level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel & Development. This was completed part-time over 3 years and included 4 national examinations. I also have 12 years work experience in HR and am currently an HR Advisor working for a Police Force in the UK (last 10 years).

     

    My query is: What qualifications have been accepted by other HR professionals who HAVE been granted visas to Australia? I feel that I may fall at the first hurdle if VETASSESS will ONLY accept a degree!

     

    Any guidance/ advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Karen

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    Hi Karen

     

    Sorry I can not assist with this question as we came in through my partner's occupation - IT.

     

    I would suggest speaking to a few migration agents, I know one told us we would not get in (hello we live here now!!!) when I was pretty sure we met the criteria, so it is worth getting a second opinion.

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    Guest HRMC

    Hi Karen. I'd say that when you get here, you should not have too much difficulty finding work, eventhough I do not see HR as a skill shortage. Surely there is a way you can get your experience assessed as recognition of prior learning or equivalent to a degree?

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