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Old 10-04-2013, 07:09 AM
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Hi all,

I've been MIA for some time. Just an update on my experience here in Melbourne Australia. I came here 4 months ago on a PMV subclass 300 visa. The weather; temperature, culture, making friends were a major shock for me. I read its one of the most liveable places, I could see why but I didnt quite fall in love with the place to be honest and its been a struggle with the number 1 issue being my failure to get employment here . I have applied to numerous sites since my first 2 weeks in the country up until now. Called private job/recruitment agencies. I even applied for jobs not in my field. Casual, part time, full time and not one interview! Only replies I got were basically ones rejecting me. I hate depending on my fiance for everything. I know not only for me but others it puts a strain on their relationship. It has led to stupid fights. It has been frustrating so much so that I thought of going back home where my old job was just waiting for me, snap of my fingers and I would have it but then I remember why I am here and put the job situation aside its slowly getting better. I am slowly starting to warm up to the place and my fiance is supportive, understanding, kind and tries his best with me to make things a bit easier. It's just that im starting to grow impatient being unemployed.

Anyone with any thoughts/suggestions that I may not have thought about? Please let me know. Thanks!

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:16 AM
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Have you tried applying for temp jobs? there is often the opportunity to switch to permanent employment later on when you got australian references. you might not get "real" jobs because you are not a permanent resident and this is often a requirement


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Think positive, think of the good time you can spend with your partner.
4 months for job hunting is not very long. If you don't get many positive reply after trying for 4 months, maybe it is time to review your job hunting strategy / method? Your resume / CV?

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Yes I applied for temporary jobs too. Also, casual christmas jobs. Hopefully I have some luck there and I changed my CV a couple times. I love spending time with my partner but when he's working I dont have as much to do. I need money to buy my own girly things too lol

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:34 PM
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Maybe you can consider to study some short course at TAFE to enhance your chance? There are plenty of options.


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Old 10-04-2013, 02:12 PM
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This confirms my fears about job searching on a PMV.. .ugh. Do the employers say anything about your visa status? I'm wondering if maybe they don't know that "provisional" visas are not the same thing as "temporary." I had previously told my fiance there'd be a good chance I wouldn't be able to get work while on the PMV because I'd heard it's pretty difficult... I'm worried though t hat I won't be able to while on the 820, either.

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Hi,

Do not be worried too much. PMV certainly limits your job capacity to find a full time position however, you may try to apply to call centers. They easily hire people on casuals and with that you ca gain local experience.

Goodluck!

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Not knowing about your circumstances but why not enroll at TAFE and do a short course and get some recognized qualifications in anything that seems interesting and possible a bit of job demand....

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It's not all negative! I found a job in Oz while I was back home, applied and got it and we moved over on my WHV while we wait for decision on 309 / 100.

My advice would be to make a list of company's that you want to work for and call them, even if they're not advertising for any jobs. In the short time I've been here, I've found Oz to be a 'word of mouth' place - if you speak to people you have a better chance of getting your personality across than on paper.

If you're waiting back home, start doing some research on your fields etc. see what employers are looking for and tailor you CV's etc.

My field is writing business proposals, if you need some help with your CV just PM me, no charge, this forum has helped me heaps, so my way of giving back.

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Don't feel alone. I got alot of help from ^ MissMontie and call on her, she knows how to make a cv applicable to the aussie market. Although, I have pr, no accent and I am still jobless too. I am terrified that I might lose my house. Look on gumtree for odd jobs. Also, there is a craigsllist here, not very well known but there's some stuff on there.

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