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Old 05-17-2014, 12:30 PM
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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!
Same here Roshni,

I have been here in Australia for 9 months,used to be working as admin assistant in a perfume manufacturing co.in Dubai for 3 years before I came here.Since Sept 2013,i have been looking online and in person for job,even at maccas!Until now no luck at all.Applied for Kmart in person yesterday and I hope this time they will give me a chance.

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My PMV visa hasn't expired yet but I have the bridging visa since I've applied for the partner 801/820. I had an interview with a recruitment firm recently and indicated my bridging visa grant number leaving the expiry date blank.

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I think in Australia there is also a age problem: if you are around or over 40 it's very difficult to get a job in the sector you have been working for years. It's a pity I gave up my good job to come over here and now all my long experience and skills are useless.
I am very depressed.


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Age wise is not the only issue. Skin color is also an issue when determine your pay level. My experience tells me if you are non white and with same level of experience/qualifications, you should be happy to get 75% of what those white are earning in professional field. This is shit unfair but l think no one dare to voice it out openly in fear of being penalized by the job market here which is prominent white. But again the funny thing is when things are shit wrong, the cheap Labour immigrants seems to be the better choice to hire to solve the mess. Bunch of hypocritical culture here.


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Bunch of hypocritical culture here.
I am an old "white" immigrant: everyone is praising me for the quality of my work, when they exploit me for free on volunteer jobs (i noticed that I work harder and much better than the australians), but not good enough if I want to be fairly payed. Double standards (read hypocrisy) seem to be very common here, behind the smiling faces.


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My interpretation of hiring local white with less skillset, experience and qualifications to champion a team of highly skilled migrant after this bunch of imported skill migrant was used to fix the mess created by locals is a true example of hypocrisy in work culture in Australia. This in my definition on how racist this country is practicing. Trust me on the punishment of the job market is very true because if you just as saying your dissastifactory thoughts in your job place, the next thing will happen to you is cultural unfit and you are having bad attitude that makes you facing high magnitude of issue which the cost is all on you. You will feel your next jobs would suffer because your previous "highly integrity" employer will show you hospitality.. of Australia.


Seriously, l would not trust in the company fair work policy here which was published within this country and "well" misunderstood by the whole world.


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My interpretation of hiring local white with less skillset, experience and qualifications to champion a team of highly skilled migrant after this bunch of imported skill migrant was used to fix the mess created by locals is a true example of hypocrisy in work culture in Australia. This in my definition on how racist this country is practicing. Trust me on the punishment of the job market is very true because if you just as saying your dissastifactory thoughts in your job place, the next thing will happen to you is cultural unfit and you are having bad attitude that makes you facing high magnitude of issue which the cost is all on you. You will feel your next jobs would suffer because your previous "highly integrity" employer will show you hospitality.. of Australia.

Seriously, l would not trust in the company fair work policy here which was published within this country and "well" misunderstood by the whole world.
I think you need a personal attitude check. Your own prejudices may be the reason you are having problems! My wife , an Asian, came here on a PMV and found work immediately. She was qualifed as a Chemical engineer, however as her qualifications were not recognized here she worked packing fish while she studied nursing.
She is proud of what she achieved and of being an Australian, so much so she sponsored her nephew and his wife both engineers, to come to Australia, they have also prospered, and while working and raising 2 children have found the time to complete their Masters Degrees. All of them say the same thing, they love Australia because no one is hung up on class or privilege, or the notion that one person is superior to another.

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To be fair to myself, l am working through the "attitude" situation and it does gets much better over time. I worked hard under bad situation and keep going when situation are not ideal. Hope that fill a little gap on my "attitude" question.
I had no problem working with white and non white back at my home country. I truly recognize people right's to think in certain things certain way but life is really too short for certain bastard to change in this world and their own problem translated to other people so called "attitude" issue. The more serious version of such issue can be considered white pride, discrimination, bullying, racist and etc. l am honestly recognized Australia is getting better and going in the right direction in the aspect of society fairness but I really think this process needs to set at higher important/priority.


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It is in my hope my comments are not biased, but I believe consensual's opinions are valid. I have been in Australia for over 6 years with no hope in the horizon in all aspects, i.e. career, family, friendships, hobbies, etc, and, although I may sound negative, I would leave back to America if I could, trust me, but I have no way to return there at this point.

My experiences correlate a lot with those members' bad experiences trying to integrate to the Australian system. Menial jobs, corruption in the education system, nepotism and bigotry. It is very easy to get labeled in here for an 'attitude' or any other element; many times it is better to just keep quiet. It is important for us immigrants to understand that locals will always have the preference in any aspect, i.e. jobs, housing. We immigrants come in 2nd or 3rd place by default - this inflates the ego of the locals who lack of solid skills, sometimes. Sometimes I am talked as an ignorant. Just last Sunday a South African was second guessing my communication skills after living in English speaking countries for over 15 years. I think he is deteriorating mentally, so I decided to 'let this go'.

Now, aussiesteve made a good point about her partner. I am not in this forum to initiate arguments or such. I can say that Asians have an easier transition to integrate to the system due to longstanding networks being Chinese, Korean, Japanese and / or other. They only hire people of their own background and are very alienating towards people of other background, yet they claim Australians are racist. In my current, well-known institution, many low admin jobs are ran by people of Chinese background with surnames such as Wong, Chu, Zhang, Lee, and such. The higher level jobs are ran by local Australians, which makes me feel safer. The supermarkets are ran by people of Indian background, so expect their sub-systems of corruption and 'cast' to alienate you further. Yet, they claim Australians are racist.

There are amazing things about this country that you could not experience anywhere else in the world, such as a laidback style. Not to think of the real discrimination that occurs in Asian countries or in the Middle East! I think many of us have high expectations of the lifestyles that this country offers to be similar to the lifestyles we once had in our previous countries.

I was just starting my career in the U.S. when I moved here after being swayed by the government propaganda that the pasture on this side is greener. Many people asked me if I researched further, but all I can research is what is in the Internet, which many times is not true. I correlate with the member img68. He is of 'white' background, but this place is just like the U.S. in the 50's. If you are not too old, you are too fat. If you are not overqualified, you lack local experience. This stigma is too similar to the tall poppy syndrome of the culture. Other countries just give you the 'fair go' no matter what.


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I note that you both indicate difficulty in obtain employment. I don't wish to belittle or insult either of you, but if your applications for employment are written in the same style of English as your posts then the problem rests with you.
I am the first to admit that English is extremely difficult to master, but simple errors such as mixing tenses and genders must reflect badly on you in a resume.
My wife ( who isn't Chinese by the way ) was educated in English for 8 years both secondary and tertiary, however upon arriving here she undertook classes in English as a second language, she benefited greatly from the experience, I would commend them to you.

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