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Old 06-29-2016, 10:02 PM
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Unemployment Stinks!


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I'm on a PMV in Sydney. Been 6 months since i landed here and all i do every single day, is look for jobs, it has become a daily routine of mine. Gumtree, Indeed, Jora, Seek, you name it, i applied for hundreds of jobs already. Even went to shopping centres, handing out my resumes at stores, which have the "We're Hiring" signs. Money wasted on all my photocopied resumes, i must say. My hubby even recommend i sign up with job agencies. Done that, and still no call. I'm the one who has to call them up, chasing them everyday. A LOT of times, employers will say that they're looking for students. I know it's not my place to say but i'm frustrated and disgruntled , so i'm just gonna say it. You'd rather hire a student on a short-term basis who will leave the country or leave the job once they're finished with their studies, rather than someone who has a partner here and who's gonna stay here indefinitely? The next one, they're looking for, is someone with years of experience, AND local experience. You gotta be kidding me! When you hire them, don't you need to train them anyway? Cos it's a whole new different environment, different set of rules, etc. Local experience is just another way of saying nicely that they won't hire fresh off the boat ppl. Another one is location, if you are nowhere near the job location, no chance of you getting the job. Or even A LOT of the ads i saw are screaming, "We want someone 18-23yrs old who have have 20yrs of experience". What, they have to have job experience when they were children and even before they were conceived!? Saw this Meme everywhere online but you can't deny that it's REALLY happening here in Oz, not to mention it's not funny at all when it's happening to you. If this is ALL true, then this is a land of opportunity for the young generation and people who are HIGHLY and LOCALLY experienced. So the rest will all lose out. It breaks my heart to see my husband paying the bills, rent and expenditures all by himself, i do not want to be a burden to him at all. I'm used to having a stable job back in my home country but being unemployed for 6 months and counting here, has got me questioning the issue of unemployment rate, and the employment system of this country. The duration of this 6 months, has gotten me on the brink of giving up and breaking down twice. But now, i'm NEVER EVER gonna give up on job seeking for the sake of my husband and our future together. This has been, and still is a trials and tribulations journey for me.
Anybody in the same boat as me, care to share their hardships ya'll going through?



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Alot of people have problems getting work on a PMV because it is such a short term visa. Most have more success on the 820.

Also don't forget to make sure that your resume is Auatralianised.

I would also stay away from gumtree as alot of them are dodgy ... cash in hand jobs (no tax declared to the ato and taken out), underpaid etc. Also stay away from jobs that say "must have abn" they are usually dodgy too and you are not entitled to an abn they just say you must to avoid paying super, holidays etc.

Just keep in applying for jobs. Also broaden what you apply for and that can help too. I am not sure what you are looking for but if retail/supermarket have you tried registering online with coles, myers, mcdonalds etc.

Also where are you located? That can make a difference too especially if it is not a major city. I have heard that the hunter valley is hard to find a job.

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Hi Mish!

I'm staying in the Sydney Western Suburbs area. Yeah i hope i stand a better chance in getting a job when i'm on the 820, already started with the online application yesterday. I got my resume Australianised, just that my work references aren't local. Was wondering what the "ABN" fuss was all about. Tons of the housekeeping job ads were asking for "ABN". Great tip Mish, i will stay away from Gumtree then. I'm looking for any kind of job actually, as long as it is full-time and stable employment. Except those commission-based jobs, not digging it. Yup i have tried Coles, Woolworths, Target, Maccas. No luck yet. I'll take your advice and try to broaden what i apply for, i haven't tried for call centre or office jobs or babysitting, will seek'em today. Once again, thank you so much Mish.

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House keeping is usually part time or casual. Try the hotels and look at Accor and Hilton websites etc. Just keep applying eventually you will get something.

My husband is working where he was rejected when he applied under a PMV. That is why it shows me it is about the visa.


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Amazeballs! That's good to know! I should apply everywhere i got rejected again, when on 820. Well i better get cracking on my 820/801 online then. Have a good day Mish!!

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Local experience is just another way of saying nicely that they won't hire fresh off the boat ppl.
It also means young people fresh from school with no experience.

And long term residents with no previous working experience.

Finding work can be hard for many people these days.

Most employers seem to be able to pick and choose, and they choose those that they feel will be best for them.

Getting the 2nd or 3rd job seems so much easier for all new workers, both locals and new migrants.

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Tons of the housekeeping job ads were asking for "ABN".
Jobs that need an ABN are self employed positions.
You are not an employee. The business does not deduct tax or pay you holiday pay etc as you are not employed.

However, people in those positions can often claim much higher tax deductions.
Swings and Roundabouts on that one.

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Hi JandE!

Now i understand much better about the ABN. So i will avoid those job ads. Yeah it is super difficult to get a job these days. I fear i will get unemployed for a long time. I read on another aussie website forum, they say that if you are unemployed for over 6 months here, chances of being employed is very slim. Not sure how true that is. But i'm just praying that it's not true. Have you received your 820 visa yet? I thought usually from PMV to Partner takes a few weeks.

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You could try a course. My husband's friend was unemployed for over 12 months and then started a course and now has a casual job while still doing his course. Even though the course costs money look at it as an investment in your future. You just need to hope and pick the right course.


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G'day Mish! My husband and i have looked at courses for me to enrol in, at TAFE. But at the moment, his income isn't enough to cover the fee of the course, plus we sorta used up my savings. So all i can do now, is keep on job hunting. I do have interest in furthering my studies so no doubt, i will enrol in a course at TAFE once i get a job and have built up some savings. Thanks for the suggestion Mish!!

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