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      Plan to look for programmer/developer next year in Tas. Anybody here working as programmer?

      Background: Offshore. PR Visa+ 10 yrs of experience (c/c++, sql etc. on windows/embedded systems/Linux)
      Target: Any programmer/developer role in Tas, low in salary expectation.

      Have applied but only got a few positions advertised at seek
      Have got a few interviews for positions from mainland, but telephone/Skype interviews mostly resulted negatively by far. Only managed to secure one job at Melbourne but didn't proceed due to significant salary drop!

      Hope I will find more opportunities from local newspaper and be given some interview chances if I am physically there.

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      Tas isn't really known as a center for the IT industry

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      Quote Originally Posted by ITas View Post
      Background: Offshore. PR Visa+ 10 yrs of experience (c/c++, sql etc. on windows/embedded systems/Linux)
      Target: Any programmer/developer role in Tas, low in salary expectation.

      Have applied but only got a few positions advertised at seek
      Have got a few interviews for positions from mainland, but telephone/Skype interviews mostly resulted negatively by far. Only managed to secure one job at Melbourne but didn't proceed due to significant salary drop!

      Hope I will find more opportunities from local newspaper and be given some interview chances if I am physically there.
      Good luck, it's a tough gig finding a job in Tassie.
      You are probably on my ignore list.

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      I'd suggest trying to find a job where you can work from home remotely. Its what my husband does (though we are not in Tas). The company he works for is based in Sydney, but he works from his home office. His morning commute is from the kitchen to his office with a mug of coffee in his hand.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ITas View Post
      Background: Offshore. PR Visa+ 10 yrs of experience (c/c++, sql etc. on windows/embedded systems/Linux)
      Target: Any programmer/developer role in Tas, low in salary expectation.

      Have applied but only got a few positions advertised at seek
      Have got a few interviews for positions from mainland, but telephone/Skype interviews mostly resulted negatively by far. Only managed to secure one job at Melbourne but didn't proceed due to significant salary drop!

      Hope I will find more opportunities from local newspaper and be given some interview chances if I am physically there.
      I am no longer in Australia and I know the market is tougher now but I would say that the chances of securing a position outside of Australia even with a PR visa are much less than if you are in the country - you may get lucky, I was recruited from the UK, as was my OH BUT we came to Australia and made ourselves available for interviews, I don't think we'd have got the positions if we hadn't.

      A significant salary drop is to be expected - I earned around 100k in the UK - my first role in Australia was $76k plus super. Think of it as a stepping stone, a foot in the door - I took it because it was better than 6 months looking for work I was on a salary close to my UK one by the time I left 5 years later.

      You'll have more chance of work in Sydney or Melbourne - you may be better off getting to Australia and getting that all important 'local experience' whilst looking for a position in your perfect location.

      Even more so than the UK it is who you know not what you know that counts, if you work hard at it you can develop a decent network in a year or two - go to BCS events, special interest groups, Engineers Australia events, speak at conferences, volunteer for committees etc. etc. and even a poorly paid job in Australia opens up those opportunities.

      If you want to continue applying from the UK I suggest you approach consultancies directly - Thoughtworks comes to mind for you - they are currently looking for developers in Sydney and Melbourne, although not sure how favourably they'd view c/c++ having been to a couple of their leadership sessions in Perth.

      I worked with Ajilon, Fujisu, BT in Perth and I'm sure a google search will point you in the direction of many others.

      Also look at State Government websites - they tend not to use agencies and recruit directly. Hopefully you have already been looking here.. http://www.jobs.tas.gov.au/

      Depending how much of an all around geek you are could you pull this off?

      http://careers.jobs.tas.gov.au/cw/en...officer-424847
      A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it - George Moore

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      right.
      But IT (especially studio type) is supposedly the easier industry for TAS to catch up, compared to manufacturing etc.
      Look at NZ which has lots of aspects alike TAS and already leads over Au in its ICT industries.
      I am also surprised that I didn't find any concentrated site launched by gov and dedicated for ICT startups/incubators in Hobart/TAS.
      Quote Originally Posted by VERYSTORMY View Post
      Tas isn't really known as a center for the IT industry

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      Thanks, it's going to be tough.

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      Good suggestion. Your husband must be valuable and non-replaceable to the company for him to secure home office arrangement.

      I have tried a similar route and the dot-line supervisor supports me but the local manager is not serious about my request, unless I guess until the moment when I can show them a solid job offer from Australia.


      Quote Originally Posted by snifter View Post
      I'd suggest trying to find a job where you can work from home remotely. Its what my husband does (though we are not in Tas). The company he works for is based in Sydney, but he works from his home office. His morning commute is from the kitchen to his office with a mug of coffee in his hand.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ITas View Post
      I am also surprised that I didn't find any concentrated site launched by gov and dedicated for ICT startups/incubators in Hobart/TAS.
      Have you seen these links?

      http://www.tasict.com/

      http://www.startuptasmania.com/about

      http://www.pollenizer.com/2016/06/21...startup-scene/

      http://www.zdnet.com/article/two-inn...n-in-tasmania/

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      Good luck with finding anything in TAS, it is hard enough in AU for IT in certain fields. Your best bet if you want to work remote in TAS is find a multinational company and work for then locally in Australia then toy with the idea of remote working.

      Sydney and Melbourne are your best bets, and once you get citizenship Canberra for the government roles, but that would not allow you to work in TAS as would more than likely be office based.

      The IT job market is pretty swamped at the moment.

     

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