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So here’s the thing. I applied for my partner visa from UAE in Jan 2016. I received the temporary partner visa 309 in April 2016. Prior to this, I resigned from my job to move to UAE since my wedding was in the UAE. Since then, I haven’t been able to find employment. Moved to Melbourne in Jan 2016. Attended couple of interviews. It looks to me that no one wants to hire someone with a temporary resident visa thought my visa clearly states that I’m allowed to work. Even entry level roles require two years of local experience.So here I am, all in all, unemployed for 2.5 years. I’ve just applied for my permanent partner visa 100 and it says 19 to 23 months of processing time? Like what is really going on? How do I find employment with this visa in this country when no one is willing to hire me? I can’t study either because temporary partner visa holders are considered international and that’s going to be expensive. Do I go back to my country, get some more experience and come back? how should I really approach this? Any advise would be highly appreciated.
 

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Qualifications open doors, as Steve said above the health industry always needs people.

Nobody is going to open a magic door for you and if you really want work it's been proven anyone can get it in less then a week, typically it's people cherry picking jobs and the work available they deem is beneath them.

For about 20k in study and 12 months + whilst doing some volunteer experience you can get a $100,000+/year job whilst on an 300/820 ... you just need to be proactive.
 

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Thanks Steve and Mania. I’m already doing a certificate course from uni melb. And the full time course cost about 50,000 $. Also, I’ve been applying for jobs outside my field. Data entry, McDonald’s, Kmart, admin, retail etc you name it and my resume is pretty tailored to it. No cherry picking there. The standard response is they have better candidates which is fair. I guess this is just a waiting game. Maybe I’ll have a look at the aged care courses.
 

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😭😭😭😭😭😭 Nope. I was trying to say if I had to opt for one, it would be 50 K for a full time 2 yr course. The certificate course I’ve taken up is 13 K.
 

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For real? I'm studying from Uni Melb. its just 4 subjects and each subject is 3300 $. If what you say is true, I should ideally get a job after this course ends. If not, do another certificate course. Let's see how it goes. Thanks though.
 

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For real? I'm studying from Uni Melb. its just 4 subjects and each subject is 3300 $. If what you say is true, I should ideally get a job after this course ends. If not, do another certificate course. Let's see how it goes. Thanks though.
I avoided universitys and tafe for those courses due to the expense. Private training organisations are much cheaper, quicker and the result is the same.
 

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What kind of experience do you have? Alot of people who are professionals ie. HR, IT etc find it very hard to get work when they are on a temporary visa.

Have you had someone look at your resume to make sure it is Australianised? Do you have a resume for different types of jobs?

PR does help you get a job, but if people truly are more experienced than you then PR will not change that.
 

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Hi Mish. My resume is quite tailored to Australian standards. Thing is I can’t do much to it because I just have 2 years of experience. 1 in customer support and 1 in the relevant field I would want to get a job in (clinical research). What would you suggest I do?
 

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at a guess you are in the fun spot of many (including Australian citizens) of being over qualified for low level jobs (so you will disappear asap you can get a job in your field) but unqualified for the area you are trained in.
it is a vicious cycle and can be hard to deal with. all you can do is persevere.
 

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Customer support jobs make sure you remove anything to do with your degree. Having a degree is a disadvantage because people with degrees only stay short term, usually.

To me clinical research does not sound like something that has alot of jobs (compared to IT, HR, accounting etc) but I don't know much about the field. It sounds like something that they would want you to be at least a PR holder.
 
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