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Ria 07-13-2013 02:35 AM

Lemme tell you..reading all thats been said on this thread is certainly making me nervous..
Im a 309 holder and will be moving to Melb later this July. I have actually started to look for jobs eversince i got the grant in March. I looked on seek.com n many others..i wanted to know what are available out there.
I was working on a residential building management and i also have experience in hotel industry and im multilingual.
So obviously i looked on those area..what i found was that often the title of the job you know is not exactly the same as what they are in Aus. And that could be misleading and frustrating. So i tried to look up other areas and really looked at the role of the job instead of the title.
In short, im really looking forward now to tackle those jobs ive shortlisted and send out my resumes, which also need tweaking to customize the market in Aus.
Does anyone have any advice on signing up to an agency, temp agency, or would you suggest on getting it done yourselves?
Thank you for this and good luck to us all !!

cu59105 07-13-2013 03:01 AM

I am still looking for work. Looked when I had my bridging visa with work rights and it was thank you but your visa is not what we are looking for . Now I have my 820 visa ( had since Nov 2012)and I have put in apps for anything in retail. I have 10 years with a large company in the USA. I have had so many rejection letters that I just cant take another one. A year and a half of looking and putting in apps. :( Looking for work in hard. I am so ready to just give up and move back to the USA.( I know my old company would hire me back in a heartbeat). I just dont get it. I am depressed and dont want to read anymore employment ads. One more rejection letter will send me over the edge and packing. I am tired and frustrated.

missmontie 07-13-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ria (Post 103849)
what i found was that often the title of the job you know is not exactly the same as what they are in Aus. And that could be misleading and frustrating. So i tried to look up other areas and really looked at the role of the job instead of the title.

I found exactly the same, you're right, the job titles are not like the UK either. My advice would be the same, read every job description.

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Originally Posted by Ria (Post 103849)
Does anyone have any advice on signing up to an agency, temp agency, or would you suggest on getting it done yourselves?

I can't remember if I read this somewhere in this forum, but someone advised to call the recruitment consultant / company before hand. I have done this and I have found this to be very helpful, as it allows you to build rapport, which a CV doesn't do.

Another suggestion is to offer in your cover letter an initial Skype interview if you are not yet in Australia and remember to say that you have TR / PR!

If anyone wants help with CV's PM me. If you are finding it hard, just remember everything you went through and the wait of getting your visa in the first place - if you got through that, you can get through this and find something - good luck! :)

AngeliquePrince 07-24-2013 06:32 AM

Hi Guys,

I am still looking for work since last month. Although I have been hired but the problems are the areas too far from Werribee. Anyway, it might appear that the visa type plays a major role when being hired for work.

I am using seek.com to find positions but most of them are so technical that you cannot measure up with the permanent residents. But we are now in Australia, I dont think God will put us in if we will not succeed in this country. Don't lose hope and it will be over soon!

Cheers,

AngeliquePrince

daphsta 08-13-2013 11:37 AM

If you have the right skills, visa status will be the last thing the employer will look at. Most of the jobs that I have interviewed for only asked about my visa status at the very end of the interview. I am on a TR partner visa by the way

Ria 08-17-2013 09:26 AM

dont give up...
 
Hei y'all..wanted to update on work stuff..i am working at the moment, part time, mon to thu..now the way i got this job is also thanks to my partner..i sort of tag along with him when he was on visit to one of his client and then introduced me etc and then it sort of rolled from there..the pay isnt too bad either..i was worried at first n sort of put out by all the stories here but everything workout at the end...so the moral of the story is do not give up...

kieu 08-28-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by AngeliquePrince (Post 105586)
Hi Guys,

I am still looking for work since last month. Although I have been hired but the problems are the areas too far from Werribee. Anyway, it might appear that the visa type plays a major role when being hired for work.

I am using seek.com to find positions but most of them are so technical that you cannot measure up with the permanent residents. But we are now in Australia, I dont think God will put us in if we will not succeed in this country. Don't lose hope and it will be over soon!

Cheers,

AngeliquePrince

I also look for Finance and Accounting job in Geelong or Melbourne CBD. I just study CPA. Hope that another door will open. If someone has recruitment related to Finance and Accounting, please send me.Thanks

Cheers

rebeccaf 08-29-2013 09:56 AM

I don't know, but I think it's more than that- I have pr, no accent, and I have been having trouble too. I'm on other forums and plenty of citizens are having trouble getting work now. Might be the...economy.

Niki76 11-11-2013 01:29 AM

Same issue
 
Hi Roshini,

Have you been lucky in job hunting since Aug 2013?
I have the same problem as i am on a spouse bridging visa.
I sent in resumes; part time and fulltime jobs, but no reply at all.
It's sad, isn't it?

wishful 11-11-2013 12:10 PM

Hi Everyone,
About to lose hope after 5 months of looking for an IT job in SEEK, but thankfully, I finally got an offer here in Melbourne and will be starting next week.

Sent my resume to almost a hundred postings, received a dozen callbacks, and just a couple of interviews. IT job market might be on a downturn but perseverance (and ironically, a good amount of luck) will prevail.


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