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Old 10-08-2010, 03:49 PM
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Dear All, I am new comer in OZ, Indonesian, just married last Feb 2010 with local Australian and got my PR last June. 2010. I am 53 , have worked in Dubai for the last 3 years then moved to OZ. I worked in Airlines Company Dubai as an Admin Officer and Aircraft Purchasing Officer. I have been trying to find a job and it is very hard, most of the company asking about my local experience. I applied to Seek, Career one etc . Even i am willing to be a volunteer, any type of work I will accept but it has been 6 month i havent got any job. I registered to Center Link too as a job seeker , they cant help. Is it because of my age? Do you have any idea what should i do? Thank you so much for your consideration and time.Really this forum is so useful.

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:53 AM
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Hi Sweetredrose,

Welcome to the forum and to Australia! Well, six months is a long time. Job availability varies according to which area you are living in. Are you in a city or small country town?

You say that you would like to try volunteering but have been unsuccesful in finding a volunteer job. There are hundreds of organisations, including charities that are always grateful to have helpers. Have a look at one of the many websites - Centrelink can also put you in touch with volunteer orgs - and take your pick!!

http://www.volunteering.com.au/becom..._Australia.asp

It can help you with regaining confidence as well as being a great way to network and get into the workforce. Looks good on your resume too.

Wishing you all the best. By the way, 53 is NOT considered old anymore these days :-).


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Old 10-09-2010, 06:49 AM
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Dear Skydancer,

Thanks alot for helping me with this website, I will try again and do my best. Anyway I live in Ellenbrook , 1 hour from the city of Perth.

Best regards,
Sweetredrose


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Old 10-09-2010, 11:50 AM
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Dear All, I am new comer in OZ, Indonesian, just married last Feb 2010 with local Australian and got my PR last June. 2010. I am 53 , have worked in Dubai for the last 3 years then moved to OZ. I worked in Airlines Company Dubai as an Admin Officer and Aircraft Purchasing Officer. I have been trying to find a job and it is very hard, most of the company asking about my local experience. I applied to Seek, Career one etc . Even i am willing to be a volunteer, any type of work I will accept but it has been 6 month i havent got any job. I registered to Center Link too as a job seeker , they cant help. Is it because of my age? Do you have any idea what should i do? Thank you so much for your consideration and time.Really this forum is so useful.
Unfortunately sweetedrose, Age does have a lot to do with who employers may choose to employ even though it will never be admitted openly and governments spruik about the value of experienced employees [ and that comes from an older skilled experienced in Australian industries Australian ] and then what all newer immigrants will have working against them is that employers would ideally have a younger person with Australian workplace experiences.

But there are a number of areas I'd suggest you start looking at:
. Though sites like Seek/Career1 may be of limited value, there are some of those sites that have Resume preparation guides and so if you have not already developed a good resume I would work on that.
. Someone was asking about english language lessons on another post and you may not need that as your written english is very good but the reason why I mention it is that if you have a look @ Citizenship & Living in Australia and I think it may have been in the english section that there were links to all sorts of other community services, so some reading there that may help.
. Australian JobSearch - Australia's largest free online jobs board is a site associated with regional seasonal work but you'll also find many job links.
In one way you are posiibly luckier being over in WA for it is the engine room of Australia for the moment with all the resources projects driving what is often referred to as our two speed economy, the slower speed being on the east coast.
I saw a guy from the WALGA receNtly claiming how WA local government had many employment opportunities and having a look myself a while back at Welcome — WALGA the association itself had admin vacancies listed but they also have all the local government councils listed so checking with a few in your area might be an idea.

If you still strike out, maybe you need to be looking outside the square some and say:
. with Australia/Indonesian government/commercial ties probably always going to be there to one extent or another, you may want to consider getting qualified as an interpreter/translator
. Aussies love Asian food and though that includes Indian, Thai, Chinese. Vietnam, Malay, I've never noticed too many Indonesian restaurants about and though getting one going is a big challenge, perhaps you could find a few more Indonesian/Australians to collectively look at possibilities.
One thing for sure, the Brits love their curries courtesy of many Indians emigrating there and Perth/WA is popular with Brits hanging out for a good curry and so maybe you can develop Indonesian Curries to suit their taste buds!





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Old 10-09-2010, 03:47 PM
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Dear Wanderer,

I really appreciate your response to my question, actually I only need casual or part time job to keep myself busy. Hubby doesnt want me work full time.

Again thank you so much. No one is too old to learn isn't ?

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Hi there

There is one more thread" looking for job in Melbourne?" in same forum in below 4-5 threads of yours. The owner of that thread is looking for job seekers, you can try contacting the person (chris) , he have some vacancies in his company.
May be this can help you finding some work.

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Old 10-10-2010, 06:37 AM
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Thanks Aus 1234, I have checked and Chris is in Melrb and I am in Perth very far...but again thanks for your concern. I will never give up...


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Old 10-10-2010, 06:46 AM
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Dear Aus1234, I live in Perth and I have checked that Chris is in Merlb. Thank you.

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There is one more thread" looking for job in Melbourne?" in same forum in below 4-5 threads of yours. The owner of that thread is looking for job seekers, you can try contacting the person (chris) , he have some vacancies in his company.
May be this can help you finding some work.

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:41 AM
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Thank you Nepo, I will never give up to find a job, I want to be useful resident for my new country Australia. I already sent email to DEEWA and told them about my problem.

Again thank you.

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hello,
its all happening due to your age,but no need to worry it is also going to be a plus point for you as usually it happens that most of companies require experienced and dynamic person like you .I can suggest you to put your all bright sides experiences,in a very good arranged manner for that you can refer a site "bestsampleresume" include a cover letter to your resume to make it more impressive ,hope you will get the result
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