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Old 04-12-2012, 08:24 AM
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Question Employment in Perth

We relocated to Perth about three weeks ago. I know that Rome was not build in one day, but I need to know what I am missing with applying for a job???

I have applied on Career1, Seek and I have applied for jobs in the Weekend news paper. One employer phoned and I went for an interview but was not succsessful... My qualifications and experience is realy up to standard, but no one seems to be looking at my application for vacancies... What do they look at and what do employers in Perth want?

Can someone please help me as I am really anxious to start working.

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Did try to register with agencies? Or apply directly to companies?
Usually it takes longer than 3 weeks. Employer takes 2-3 weeks to short list resumes only! You are panicking to early.

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Thank you for the input, will do so!

If you are used to work, 4 weeks without work is a long time.

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May I ask what industry and qualifications you have? Im worried reading this??


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Why do you worry reading my question?

I have relative good qualifications. I don't know if you would recognise them as we are originally form S.A.

I have 10 years experience in administration with a Diploma in Managmenet assistant and nearly a 2nd Diploma in Human Resourse Management.....


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Hi CinSny
We are also from SA, we are still waiting for approval. Its just worrying to hear a qualified person not landing a job. I have an honours in Geog...and work as a GIS specialist and my fiance has a trade in tool jig and die making and a Mech Eng hons and works in the automotive industry. So we are also qualified.
I hope you find something soon though. Good Luck :-)


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I'm very worried. Applied for more that 20 vacancies and all is coming back without succes....

This is a big stress factor as I have always heard that Autralian's do not discriminate against South African's, but in this case that is how it seems....

Is there someone out there that can explain the work preferences or the requirements, I'm really negative....


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I'm very worried. Applied for more that 20 vacancies and all is coming back without succes....

This is a big stress factor as I have always heard that Autralian's do not discriminate against South African's, but in this case that is how it seems....

Is there someone out there that can explain the work preferences or the requirements, I'm really negative....
Hi CinSy,

I don't believe Perth people discriminate against SA, you just have to see the amount of SA that work in my company BHP Billiton and you will understand. If you want to apply in my company then go to their preferred agency Jobs | Recruitment | Careers | Staff | Salary | Employment | Human Resource Consulting | Australia Wide | ChandlerMacleod.com, have a look at the job list and also call them and register. I don't work in your industry, I am in IT, but in my sector there can be lulls in the market. I was out of work for two months after one contract in February and now I get offers pretty much on a weekly basis.

It is quite normal, as a previous person said, for a company to take many weeks to get to your application. Try and be patient and don't lose heart, there are many jobs available in WA. The mining sector is booming and it is only a matter of time before one will fall your way


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I don't believe there is discrimination against SA people and in fact the opposite may be the case because SA's are regarded generally as well educated and hard working. I am always looking for SA partners for my business because of that, and because I want to expand more strongly into that country.

One thing I notice from your posts is that they contain many spelling, punctuation, grammar and typographical errors. In any kind of admin role this would be a disadvantage.

Unless you are seeking employment in an area that has shortages, you may wait for some time before winning an interview. For instance if you were an electrical or mechanical engineer with mining experience, you'd probably get snapped up within a week.

Have you heard people refer to WA as a "2-speed economy"? Most of the State is in deep recession, and employment is not good. However for those employed in mining or associated industries, it is an entirely different picture.

I would recommend discovering which actual businesses were servicing the mining industry, and focusing on a strategy of telephoning to discuss the possibility of employment, sending your resumé, and following up with a phone call every couple of weeks very politely enquiring about the employment situation there.

You wouldn't say "can you hire me yet?". You would say something like, "Hi, Fred Jones here, just phoning to keep in touch and see how things are going on the job front." If you're friendly and not pushy, they'll remember you as someone who is keen, self-disciplined, pro-active and also quite pleasant. One of my brothers has used that several times very successfully.

My son just moved to an area that has few jobs and he took 2 months to find a low-level laboring job. He is completely over-qualified for the role but he took it for 2 reasons. Firstly to gain money for the family, and secondly because it is much easier to find another job if you are already employed.

It is no secret that employers prefer people who are already working somewhere else. In that regard, any job is better than no job.

Good luck - I hope that something comes along soon.

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I'm very worried. Applied for more that 20 vacancies and all is coming back without succes....

This is a big stress factor as I have always heard that Autralian's do not discriminate against South African's, but in this case that is how it seems....

Is there someone out there that can explain the work preferences or the requirements, I'm really negative....

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