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Old 12-03-2011, 01:20 AM
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If I did I wouldn't be finding a spouse from overseas! Our quality and quantity of women is pathetic lol. Bring one over from usa or risk being alone here.


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Old 12-03-2011, 02:03 AM
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If you are from the USA and have enough points ( 65) then you don't have to take the IELTS test. If you have 55 points and are from the USA, there is no law that prevents you from taking the test so you can claim the extra points to make the grade. 8 in each band=10 point and 9 in each band= 20 points. State Sponsorship will give another 5 points.

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Old 12-03-2011, 12:12 PM
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I've taken the skills point assessment. I score a 50 out of 65 and that's with the language proficiency. I don't get points for working over there, being a student over there, I haven't worked overseas for more than 3 years. My job doesn't qualify for points on your list. I used to work as a construction superintendent, but when I market crashed I had to seek other employment. I now work for an aerospace composite manufacturing company running an autoclave (large pressure ovens that cooks composite parts) and that's not on your job lists. I think composites are still relatively small, and are mostly isolated to aircraft parts. As far as the women.....after spending two weeks over there, I have to strongly disagree with you. The people, both male and female were absolutely wonderful!! It's one of the reasons I'm looking to move. I think if you spent some time overseas, you might appreciate what you have there quite a bit more. Anyhow, please keep the suggestions coming. Everything you are saying, I'm looking into it.


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Don't worry there are plenty of quality women here. Generally they will look for someone respectful, hard working and half decent... This maybe Bauhn's issue.. Like attracts like!!! Lol...

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Old 12-03-2011, 01:12 PM
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Oh, I'm not worried about the women, like I've said, I've met them and I'm highly impressed. I guess for me, the more I look, the less likely it looks like I'm going to be able to immigrate, and that's more than a little disappointing and frustrating. I'm not giving up though. I'm seriously looking to hire an immigration lawyer or look at one of these websites that claim to be "experts" at how to get people over there. I'm just real cautious about claims on the internet. Has anyone used someone that they found to be more than just competent, but possibly motivated to help their clients?


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Old 12-04-2011, 01:16 AM
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Well you can come on an ETA providing there is no "no further stay" restriction, you can try find a employer to sponsor you while you are here and apply for a working visa.


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Old 12-04-2011, 11:54 AM
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Well, unfortunately, my ETA does has a restriction on working. I've considered coming in and working under the table, but once again, I'm concerned that if I get caught doing that, then it will hamper any later attempts for PR. Plus, I can't use it for points later. I really need the work visa to get the points for later on. I really would like to find an employer sponsored visa......


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Old 12-06-2011, 07:44 PM
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I am a 43 year old male and I am currently in the last stage in my application for 457 employer sponsored visa.
I applied for a lot of mechanic jobs on australian jobsearch sites and suddenly there was a employers that was interested in sponsoring me for a visa. The workplace looks Ok according to their website.
I am a Diesel Mechanic with 25 years in the trade and was offered a job in a workshop in Sydney west.
Hopefully I will be on my way in mid january.
The migration agent that my australian employer use is confident and says that I will be there in January.
This is an 4 year temporary visa, 457 business long stay.


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Old 12-06-2011, 07:56 PM
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I think that's wonderful that you were offered a job. I hope everything goes well for you. What kind of job workshop was it? The problem I'm having with the job recruitment sites is they all seem to have a disclaimer that says you have to be eligible to work and live in Australia already. Maybe you can give me a suggestion on where to look. I'm already on Linkedin.com, seek.com, and mycareer.com, but I'm running into that on all the sites. I still have an open ETA visa, and I'm seriously considering just coming back and traveling around to different employers so they can put a face with a resume and try to sell myself that way. With over 20 years in construction, having owned my own business and working as a commercial superintedent, you would think I would be appealing to some company, I just haven't found the right one yet. Anyhow, congradulations and I hope everything goes well for you.


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Old 12-07-2011, 10:47 AM
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I am in the construction industry and the housing developments are at an all time low. Plus many builders going into liquidation as well. Construction is slow atm. There is work, but more people calling up looking for work.

On the other hand, mining is still booming. Still plenty of opportunities there if you are qualified.


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