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Old 11-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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Agency or Go Alone?

Hi all I'm in need of a bit of advice, I'm currently sending my CV out and applying for work in Australia but this is really the wrong time of year for my profession so I have two choices should I not be offered anything in the coming months.

Do I:

a) Just got to Aus in April/May (the "Right" time!) on a Holiday Visa (currently got one, 3 month max stay) and search for work while I'm there? Money is not an issue during this staying period.

or

b) Go through an Agency who would help me whilst I stay in the UK? but then cost the Big Bucks! ...and if so which Agencies are "Trusted", is there a website for that?

Any advice greatly appreciated, thanks


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Old 11-24-2014, 08:16 PM
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A visitor visa is for holiday activities, and if DIBP find you are here to seek employment they may refuse you entry to Australia. Do you already have a work-related visa application in process?

It is quite difficult to find work while you're still overseas since employers may be reluctant to wait to see if/when you'll be able to migrate. Most migrants get their visa (e.g. 189, 190, etc.), move over and then find a job. They often start their job search in advance, and many employers will be more willing to consider you if you already have a visa.

Recruitment agencies don't charge job seekers (if they want a fee, I'd stay away from them), but again if you don't already have a visa to work here they may be reluctant to present your CV to their clients.

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By Agency I meant the ones that help you get a Visa & a Job (not a Recruitment agency, sorry should've made that more clear), there seems to be a few of them on the 'net but it's trusting the right one, so now I've made that clear is there a website detailing the safest ones to use? Just so I can get my head around that avenue first, thanks.


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Old 11-25-2014, 07:40 AM
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By Agency I meant the ones that help you get a Visa & a Job (not a Recruitment agency, sorry should've made that more clear), there seems to be a few of them on the 'net but it's trusting the right one, so now I've made that clear is there a website detailing the safest ones to use? Just so I can get my head around that avenue first, thanks.
I would be wary of anyone offering both a visa and a job, the reputable agents on this site concentrate on the visa side of things. As others have already mentioned about recruitment agencies and charges.

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One of the very reputable MARA-registered agents we have on this site has stated outright that there is no reputable MARA-registered migration agency he is aware of that also assists with job searches. The ones out there claiming to be both migration agents and job finders are likely not trustworthy.

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Migration agents are pretty specialised, I don't think they are likely to offer recruitment services on the side. I'd be really wary of any agency promising you a visa AND a job!
Any migration agent you go through needs to be MARA-registered with a MARA number - which you should double-check online.

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:49 AM
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I would be wary of anyone offering both a visa and a job, the reputable agents on this site concentrate on the visa side of things. As others have already mentioned about recruitment agencies and charges.
There are plenty of those "agency" in indonesia, offering "a deal" of 5k to go to Australia as a "student". With a payment plan of 600 AUD each month is also available. The "5k deal" also includes all uni fee for the whole semester, insurance, STUDENT VISA, and also a ticket.

They also boast the visa allows you to work for 20 hour per week, and unlimited working hours during the holiday (is this even true?), get a TFN, have a chance to become a PR if theres a company willing to sponsor, VERY CHEAP EDUCATION FEE and also improve your english.

What the hell right ? Can I report this company ? If so, where do I report them ?


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Yes, students can work 40 hours/fortnight while studying and then full-time when classes aren't in session. Everything else that agency has stated is legal and not incorrect (as long as they don't "guarantee" you will get a visa).

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Old 11-27-2014, 10:12 AM
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Hi Friends,

My husband is working as a software developer and has 9 yrs of exp.we are planning to move to Australia.Can you lemme know how are the opportunities in IT sector right now?


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Most migrants get their visa (e.g. 189, 190, etc.), move over and then find a job. They often start their job search in advance, and many employers will be more willing to consider you if you already have a visa.
Just re-reading this and I cant get a 189/190 as my jobs is not: "nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list". So therefore I have to hope I get a job from here or go to Australia on a Holiday Visa and then should I get a Job I can get the 457 which I can get.
I'm trying to do it without going through an Agency, whilst they don't promise Work they do charge a sum to get the Visa then help you find Work but hoe much they actually help is anyones guess....they seem to charge more if they do find you one anyway!


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