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Old 04-07-2012, 01:29 PM
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Thank you, but I am in the Melbourne suburbs I've noticed Sydney has quite a few more opportunities that would suit temporary visas and/or immigrants, or is that just in my imagination?


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Thank you, but I am in the Melbourne suburbs I've noticed Sydney has quite a few more opportunities that would suit temporary visas and/or immigrants, or is that just in my imagination?
Hi Nelly,

Sydney is more of an "international " city, there a lot backpackers in Sydney and they do get jobs.
I'm quite sure there are similar opportunities in Melbourne. The city is only a bit smaller than Sydney, and I can imagine it will be harder to get a job, but not impossible.
Did you try temp hire agencies like Julia Ross?

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Hey!

I'm in a slightly different position, where I studied on a student visa, got a 485 and have just gotten my 820 (21 months away from the 801).

I studied a very specialised degree which had no employment prospects (they've actually taken it off of the skilled occupations list, as there is no future in Australia doing this job) but just signed up with a temping agency (Dixon Appointments), and was hooked up with a 2 month contract in customer service in a government job. This was July 2010.

As other people have said, it's all about getting your foot in the door.

Anyway, I went from being a temp with a recruitment agent (who didn't care about my visa status), to getting a permanent contract with the state government, to applying for and getting a much better job in the same department.

Anyway, long story short, go the temping agents and let them know that while you can't tick the permanent resident box, you aren't going anywhere but you are interested in X,Y,Z. Consider accepting a job that you would normally think you are way above if it's in an interesting field, because it may take you to where you want to be.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Best of luck.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:04 PM
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hello

hi all ,
i am just wondering how can i get visa from Australia i don't have anyone in Australia . at the moment i am working in Dubai . i want to work in AUS
i have tired to apply visa but seem like i am failed


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This is a good analysis. I have a general question about this and I hope someone can answer.

I am on visa 475 regional sponsored skilled migration visa. It requires 12 months of employment during 24 months of stay for applying to PR. Does duration of temporary contract jobs or trainee jobs count for 12 months of employment?

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Because your visa is not permanent. I am an employer myself and I am reluctant to hire temporary visa holders regardless their skills, experience and qualifications. Their visa may be cancelled anytime and once it is, I lose an employee immediately. This is high risk for my business - each employee costs money and not only you pay them but you also invest in their development. Same story about student visa

Try looking for temporary contracts/temporary employment. Sooner or later you will find something that will give you work. I did that when I was on briding visa in Australia and it worked. There are heaps of temporary offers on seek and careerone. And if you see "residency requirements - PR or citizen" - try applying anyway. Some of these websites offer this setting and something needs to be selected. Most companies select PR and citizen as standard.


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Is it easy to find jobs in regional areas of Australia than in the big cities such as Perth?


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Old 04-29-2012, 03:31 AM
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Hi all,
I am planning to go to melbourne on a dependent visa because my husband is going to take a master degree in ICT at swinburne univ. I have skill in makeup artist and fashion design. My question is, can i work at makeup retail or fashion retail in department store without australian certificate (especially makeup retail)? Does anyone know how much difference at salary between makeup retail and fashion retail?

Another question, how about the casual job opportunities in melbourne (I'm willing to take any casual jobs for a stepping stone at first)?

Hoping to get some answers from any of you ^^


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Hi Roshini,

I am facing the same problem too, I have all the working experience and qualifications. I am on bridging visa with no work restriction, and yet was told by few companies and recruitment company they only want to hire people with PR status for the permanent position. As they said bridging visa can be cancelled anytime, which I think it is silly. They suggested me to apply for casual or part time position. Suggest you to try doing some volunteering work just to break into job market, as that helps to earn some creditability for the cv. I was advised by job placement company (serena russo) go to centrelink to request them to connect you with the job placement company like Job ORS or Serena Russo on volunteer basis, and use the job search facility. They can do so although I am not entitle for centrelink benefits. Which I am going to do so tomorrow hopefully.

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Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone is having problems finding work on a spouse visa? I am married to a Kiwi and can live and work up to 5 years in Australia with no work restrictions. However, most companies and recruitment agencies are turning me down saying that I need to be a PR or an Australian Citizen for some jobs. I think this is ridiculous! I am qualified and experienced like every one else and it's silly to think that the Australia Govt is issuing spouse visas but it's pointless if people like me can't work!

Is anyone else going through a similar problem like me? Please share your experience.

Thanks!


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Does duration of temporary contract jobs or trainee jobs count for 12 months of employment?
Not sure about trainee but as for contract/temp - if they have full time working hours, they definitely count.

I think Immigration Office could give you some more info on it. Give them a call and I am sure they will be able to answer.


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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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Not sure about trainee but as for contract/temp - if they have full time working hours, they definitely count.

I think Immigration Office could give you some more info on it. Give them a call and I am sure they will be able to answer.
I agree with Dexter,
Call the Immigration Office , their advice can be of help


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