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Why is it so hard to find a job in Perth?


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Old 10-11-2012, 01:47 PM
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Why is it so hard to find a job in Perth?

Hi,

I am a recent graduate with 2 master degrees in Landscape architecture and urban design. I also have a background in graphic design. I moved to Perth 6 months ago and I can't find a job. I have been sending out my CV like crazy, but no luck.
Any tips or suggestions are more than welcome.

Thanks in advance,
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Ive been looking for painting and decorating jobs. No luck neither! The *booming* days are over i guess!


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Australian unemployment is at an all time low according to the news so I'm pretty sure it's not just you and not just Perth here in Melbourne we're struggling, too.

Strangely enough my Australian partner has had a harder time finding work than I have, partially because I got lucky enough to find a job specifically marketed to a Dutch person with customer service experience which didn't offer a whole lot of competition for me. He is still looking and I am working night shifts now.

He is a machine operator/process worker/labourer and he just hasn't been able to break in anywhere. Most ads just turn out to be agencies wanting his details so they can cash in at the government for having another person registered at their agency. It's pretty depressing...


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I guess soon (very soon) they will be capping working visas due to unemployment levels ?


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I'm not sure if there will be visa consequences, if this keeps up maybe, but hopefully this is just a short "dip" in a generally good job market. Hopefully!


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But australia has more sence than europe (i hope) and wont get i to a ressesion like were in, and everybody finding work. Used to be able to walk into jobs now theirs thousands of applicants per job with so much decent choice only a top dog gets the jobs. Hopefully oz isnt going to be that bad.


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Get a copy of the yellow pages and open to landscaping and start calling!


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Hello,

A friend of mine has been living in Perth for 1,5 years and he hasn't found a job yet which fits into his profession. Actually he was a HR manager in Hungary and he has relevant experiences at HR field.
He knew that it would be challenging to find any kind of HR job, and he tried himself as an unskilled worker immediatelly arriving to Perth. He was lucky because his flatmate helped him to get a parttime job at an event center, his job was about controling car traffic in the parking area and moving different accessories for concerts, events.

After few weeks he got forklift driving licence and started as a part time forklift operator, it wasn't so benefitial due to few working hours that he got.
Than he got a temporary job at a government company and worked there as a payroll assistant in part time as well. It was much better than being a forklift operator but unfortunately he had to leave the company when the contract overdued, however the employer was very satisfied with his performance.

He has been working at the event center from the beginning and proved his suitability several times in several positions. Now he is a supervisor (of course in part time). He has to work at least 6 days/week.

Another friend mentioned, everyone should call the agent before applying a job. 50-60% of the agent don't answer the phone or listen to their voicemail at all, but the remaining part do and you will have remarkably better chances to be invited for a personal interview.

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That's why you need to speak to someone regards resumes and best application methods.


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