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Old 07-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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Dear All,

After all these months of searching for job under bridging visa A, I finally got a job and now working for one of the local council as a customer service consultant in Victoria, full time casual and am now going through 3 weeks paid training for my job.
What a relief.. All you people out there, don't let rejection let you down, keep applying for job and don't give up. For me, every rejections inspire to apply for more job.

Good luck

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:50 AM
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Hi everyone,

i have working visa till end of 2013 with my husband and we will plan to apply for PR. i had moved to Australia in Jun'12. I am Vietnamese with speaking Vietnamese and English well and I am looking for Accounting & Finance/ Admistration job in Melbourne or Geelong. I gradudated and worked 9 years in Accounting & Finance for global company in Viet Nam. I have experiences payable, recievable, payroll accounts and prepare Financial Statement.I aslo manage Fixed Assets,Tax reports, work with external Auditors for Government compliance

Highly appreciate if someone gives me networking or recruitment for Accounting & Finance/ Admistration job in Melbourne or Geelong.

Thank you in advance

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:09 AM
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In my opinion, although it seems logical from the employers' point of view, argument 'your visa can be cancelled any time' is not valid. Put it this way, anyone can get sick any time. Yet we do not ask women to take genetic test to see what's the status of their BRCA genes. A belief that, say, my relationship is more likely to end than someone with a citizenship getting some pretty bad disease (or committing a crime - I know, horrible examples, but just making a point) is simply nothing more than a prejudice .
However, to my surprise, I found out that employers do not really care (at least the ones I dealt with). I dealt with 4 employers in my job search while on a provisional residency and took a job with one of them. All they were interested in was if they would need to do something about me getting PR. When I explained that that wasn't a case, they were fine with that. Recruiters, on the other hand, care greatly.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:30 AM
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i would quite agree with aineko.
for a qualified job, it is usually a pain for an employer to find the right guy, with the skills, who is nice to work with, dont make problems etc....
so if your visa allows you to work, i dont see why they would reject you.
anyway how many people stay more than 2 years in the same position in 2012 ? how many on pr/citizenship quit their job after less than 2 years ?
it is not too relevant to not consider you if you will potentially stay less than 2 years.
however for the recruiters, they are paid a fat cheque to get THE best candidate. assuming that you may have to leave the country for good in 2 years probably doesnt make you THE best candidate to introduce to the employer.
what dexter comments amazes me, and it is a bit hard for me to believe it works that way in aus. As in my experience in fr (as an engineer in a big high tech company), they dont invest in trainings for you, the first little mistake you do (even if you have been there for over a year), you're out without negociation, and in my industry, a looot of workers are actually foreigners. my colleagues i asked to have a 1 year working visa that will be renewed like 8 times before getting "just" a 10 years working visa. that sounds quite a complete opposite to aus way of thinking.
i wonder how true what dexter comments is.
anyway, i know some migrants on partner visa who got a permanent job not too long after moving in, some in big companies. i even have a friend who got a perm job offer without even having any visa.

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:56 AM
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I'm an Aussie, my wife is on a spouse visa.

She found work before I did.

Infact she found a job before we arrived.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 AM
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Just apply and leave out your civil status details out, unless asked. Usually it is assumed you have the work rights and so forth. But when asked during interview you have to be honest.

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by anais View Post
Hi all,

I am in Australia on spouse visa. When I first got to Melbourne, I was extremly lucky and got a full time job-trainee position. I didn't care if I am overqualified for that positon and was still applying for other jobs suitable for my qualification but no answers.

I also downgraded my resume, don't think I would get that job with bachelor degree inside. It's been a great start for me, especially because english isn't my first language, so my accent got much better, so that aussies can understand me.

I would suggest that you apply for trainee position (but not the ones where you have to complete a certificate) before you get something else.
Hi anais,

I agree that an employer wouldn't hire someone who is over qualified for the position. Just out of curiosity, what sort of qualification did you reveal then and also did you state all your work experience or omit some?

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:34 AM
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i understand that..I m too sailing in the same boat. Was really excited to join my husband and thought that i will also help him,but after coming here i feel i am becoming a burden to him,he doesn't say that,but he started doing two jobs and when he comes home he will be so tired,and i also feel guilty within because whole day i am sitting at home and doing nothing but just applying for job,with no single response. Sometimes i can't face him coz i m ashamed of myself,i feel i am so damn unlucky to him not able to help him in anyway. Totally lost my confidence.

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by daphsta View Post
Hi anais,

I agree that an employer wouldn't hire someone who is over qualified for the position. Just out of curiosity, what sort of qualification did you reveal then and also did you state all your work experience or omit some?

I wrote in my resume that I have only high school. I didn't state all my work experience from overseas and I mentioned my volunteer work I did in Australia when I was on tourist visa. I think that helps as well.

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find work with visa is easy
u know

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