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Old 10-05-2013, 08:32 AM
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I searched for 8 months before I found the job I have now, and have held for a year and a month so far. It's a great job, it's perfect for my skills, the people are great, and I am very lucky. But it took 8 months of searching! With a uni degree and a good resume.

Just keep going at it, in any way you possibly can and want to. At some point you will also find that match - the people who were looking for just someone like you, and then you're in. Good luck - I remember very well how hard it was!
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:26 AM
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i found, during my working holiday visa, that i was often rejected because i was overqualified (several years of work experience, 2 masters, fluent in multiple languages etc.)

i dumbed down my CV, and got a temp job straight away, first for the queensland government, then for an energy company

if you are highly qualified they often are looking for australian work experience (which you won't have) and then you don't get the matching job. dumbing down my CV and getting a low level job worked for me. Once they see what you can do there is always a way up the ladder.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:36 AM
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I took my organic chemistry degree off of my cv... lol

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:32 PM
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I've had the same problems here in melbourne. I'm on a WHV which allows me 6 months per one employer to work. Must admit I didn't start looking until after 3 months. But yeah no luck at all except rejection. Honestly I think unless u have something impressive on your resume/cover letter then they'll definitely hire an aussie before a foreigner. So difficult. Good luck though.


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Old 10-06-2013, 05:41 AM
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Thanks all! Yes its been difficult and I just might dumb down my CV and remove my degree. I am thinking of doing the RSA soon and later on enroll and do a diploma here or get certified in something that's in demand. Miss Montie thank you I will take you up on that offer

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:53 PM
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What they want more than anything is local experience, though. No matter what else your resume says, if you have local experience they are more likely to consider you - except if you happen to have a specific skill they are looking for (for me that was the fact that I fluently speak multiple specific languages - which they needed).

If anyone on this site speaks a language spoken in Europe (from Finnish to Greek) and is in the Melbourne area looking for work, shoot me a message. I can let you know the company I work for so you can keep an eye on them on Seek, just in case a position with your language opens (I can't guarantee a shot, but at least you'll know they're a genuine company that would consider you fairly if you speak the language).

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:50 PM
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Hello islgirl,
Im not sure what field you work in but I know when going for a job now they want you to address the selection criteria. If you do not fully address it you will not get an interview. It took me some time to realise this. Also I paid someone to do my CV and they said you only put things in your CV that are relevant to the position you are going for. A CV that is too long will sometimes be thrown in the bin. I work for local government and this is how they work. I wish you lots of luck and Im sure in time you will get a job , you sound determined and you want to work so you are half way there.


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