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Old 07-31-2012, 05:46 AM
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Hello everyone,

This is my first time to post on this site, I am used to other forums so it's not completely new to me. I just don't know anyone here .

I'm from Ireland and came over 3 weeks ago to find work and hopefully stay on. I have to say I am finding it very difficult to find work in my field (Engineering). Since I don't have the in country experience.

But enough about that i'm sure things will fall into place.


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Old 07-31-2012, 07:13 AM
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What city are you in? Did you try to take three months paid but lower grade work placement (like assistant engeneer)

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:41 AM
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I have tried that but not sure if im looking in the right places, im in bedford, 6052. The lack of experience is what's letting me down and a lot of graduate programs seem to be closed.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:25 AM
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Just re-read your post, three weeks! Mate that is nothing, on average it takes much longer than that for newcomers to secure a stable job.
I would broaden my horizons, i.e. look for work not only within Perth metropolitan area but go far beyond that. Look for work in regional areas, mines and such. Extend to Eastern states, these are extremely active economically. While WA has the mining book, still keep in mind Sydney alone generates around 25% of Australia's GDP! You don't have to move east, but I would send my resume there as well, and definitively look into sending my resume to mins and regions within WA


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Old 07-31-2012, 09:49 AM
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Ah I know I am over reacting a bit when I hear from everyone I have been talking to that the average is 6-8 weeks but I went to Sydney for a week and then flew to perth with a "guaranteed" job but that fell threw and I am getting to the end of the money I brought with me so the panic is starting.

I would love to go to the mines but any employer I have talked to for various projects just aren't interested. Also the fact that I am here with my girlfriend I can't just pick up and go. We both need to be sorted so one isn't dependent on each other.


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Old 07-31-2012, 10:07 AM
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Ha! 3 weeks is indeed nothing for jobsearching as an immigrant and generally I think engineers shouldn't really be the ones very worried about finding work here :-p you'll be fine! Good luck!


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Old 08-01-2012, 04:57 AM
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It's more the fact that I have no in Australia experience, it is fairly difficult I have to say


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Old 08-18-2012, 09:20 AM
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Have you tried regional Queensland? Heaps of mining jobs there too.

For engineering, regional work is generally better. I don't mean to be rude, but it could also be your job application / interview skills. There are many foreign migrants who haven't worked in Australia. Sometimes you can bypass this with listing with a recruitment agency. I know large companies such as mining & construction usually just calls the agency up and ask for say, 10 people. This saves them recruitment time as the agency has already done the filtering of applicants.

Just remember, there's hundreds/thousands applying for work each day, make sure you keep regular contract with your case officer so you are fresh in their mind when a job comes up.

Also, government has EOI site for jobseekers to register an interest to work, employers look at this site & source from this pool too.

Goodluck with job hunting.


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Yep, everything will soon fall into place at the right time. Welcome Dean... ;-)


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Hi! Welcome to the forum!
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