Tommythe dog

ICT Sale Manager/Business development vacancies in Adelaide, how is the job market??

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    We can still validate our 489 visa and spend the next 2 years in Aus and we are keen to do this, however, we have the usual worry about work.

     

    My Husband will be giving up a job in the U.K to do this and the family will follow if the work situation can sustain us in Adelaide. He is an ICT Sale Manager, a IT engineer with a degree/MA who has gone into sales and business development.

     

    Robert Walters report for Adelaide says this are of work is slowly improving and 2 recruitment specialists in this field say the market is better.

     

    For us, it is difficult to gauge if this is so and whether we should abandon this goal due to the effects of the recession and the local Adelaide market.

     

    We so want to come, but, with three children and a dog will soon spend over £20,000 getting us all there with furniture etc. and then need to live.

     

    We do not know anyone in this field in Adelaide to talk to that can be honest with us to help us make our decision.

     

    We need to be out for xmas as we stayed in the UK after a reccie in 2012 due to economic.

     

    We know vacancies appear after end of Jan, would a UK migrant get a job and what are the numbers looking for these jobs??

     

    Can anyone help us please.

     

    Laura

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    I am an IT Server Engineer so not the same job description but I have had some experience of the IT sector in Adelaide as we've been here a couple of years now. Most IT jobs are based in and around the CBD and the market place for IT work is quite small and much of the work is outsourced to HP, NEC and a few other IT companies. Other IT related jobs can be found in the utilities and government work. You can probably cover most of the main positions by registering with a few recruitment agencies - Paxus, Finite, Talent and Candle are the ones I have used and they have all been helpful in the past and you should get a good response from them if you approach them. The market seems to come and go, January is a good time to be looking as companies start to gear up again after the summer and Christmas holiday.

     

    Whilst the market is quite small, I have found, in my line of work, that the amount of good IT people that stick around in Adelaide is on the low side which is a bonus, most people seem to chase the bucks over in Sydney and Melbourne.

     

    I can't obviously say it will be easy, but when we landed here in July 2012 I had two interviews within the first week of arriving - and got offered one of those jobs which I am still in and ticking along nicely. I have had a couple of interviews since with a few jobs offers so the market may be small, but its not dead - you just need to make sure you can survive for a bit whilst you are looking. Obvious really.

     

    In terms of transferring skill set, I think IT is quite straightforward - I slotted straight in and haven't found too many differences in the way things are done.

     

    It's taken us a couple of years to properly settle but I wouldn't swap our life here back with what we left - a bit like you and many others, it's a huge financial gamble and we are only just starting to get back on our feet but life's good, different and sometimes a bit lonely but I can honestly say we made the right decision.

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    I would love to help you Laura. I work in IT recruitment and emigrated from the UK in 2002. Inbox me with any questions. Also I have a Sales role at the moment that he might be good for and the client is able to entertain candidates from the UK.

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    Gday,

    I have been here for the last three months and struggling for an IT job I'm into IT networks was wondering if you could help,me out ,regards

     

    Fahad

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    I would love to help you Laura. I work in IT recruitment and emigrated from the UK in 2002. Inbox me with any questions. Also I have a Sales role at the moment that he might be good for and the client is able to entertain candidates from the UK.

     

    Welcome aboard! :smile: Note that you won't be able to receive private messages until you've posted a few times.

     

    Jim

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    Thanks for your reply, it helps to chase away all the worries involved when you hear that it has worked out for someone else and you are glad you have made the move for yourselves. My husband is still keen and your response is reassuring, he is likely to be out before xmas to validate the visa and put out his C.V.

    Laura

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    I would love to help you Laura. I work in IT recruitment and emigrated from the UK in 2002. Inbox me with any questions. Also I have a Sales role at the moment that he might be good for and the client is able to entertain candidates from the UK.

     

    My husband will contact you later today to share his C.V so that you can see if it would be a match for the role from his work experience and whether they would be interested . Thanks for your response.

     

    Laura

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    Jim and adel, I would really appreciate if you could inform/PM me the contact details of the IT consultant with whom I can discuss for suitable IT testing opportunities.

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