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  1. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    This thread has become extremely inactive. Where are everyone?
  2. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    The details I have written in my main post (last page), is all about the coaching contents. Regarding the time frame, it depends on you how you grasp the things quickly. For me it took couple of months.
  3. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    Yes, she is coaching many professionals from GCC, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka. People who know about her, contact her before their arrival and start coaching well ahead so that they would be ready for challenges as soon as they arrive here in Australia.
  4. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    Hello Friends, I am sure some of you guys still remember me. I came to OZ in December 2013, started applying for job in January onwards. Initially i applied for 35 jobs (Yes, with the same conventional approach that most of us is adapting) with no fruitful result. I immediately realised that I have to do something different. Not sure if its a coincidence, the moment you guys started discussing employment opportunities, I have secured a challenging employment in my own field. I have been appointed as Project Engineer in one of the potential Australian Companies. It is a long story but to cut it short, I would like to say that dreams do come true. There are something which you really really need to take seriously. - Never ever apply for hundreds of jobs and wait for response. - Never ever apply for job through recruitment agencies. - Never ever rely on SEEK (it is absolutely useless until the advertisement is from direct employer, even then try to avoid seek and apply though company website and provided email), Reason of avoiding SEEK is because everyone is using it. Employers normally get hundreds of thousands of application though seek and its really obvious that your application will be lost in the pool. An applicant with no locale experience must be stand out, isn't it? Try http://www.applydirect.com.au - Never ever use the same resume for every job. Instead of applying for 50 jobs with single resume, its much better to apply for 2 jobs with tailored resume. - Yes, tailor your resume and cover letter for each and every job that you apply. - Make 100% sure to reformat your resume in Australian Style. How? Here is an example, Australian employer don't give a **** about your job responsibilities. They are more interested about your achievements. Career objective and job responsibilities are outdated here in Australia. - Never ever bother about the length of your resume. An Engineer like with (with 5-6 years of experience) can have 6 pages resume. yes, Thats true - You already possess many skills but you don't put them in your resume. For example, Codes and Standards. You have to know what employers would like to see in your resume. - You got to research Australian Market. For example, if my field is ENERGY, I have to have knowledge about Australian codes and standards, procedures, corresponding authorities, governing bodies, associations etc. - Yes local experience does count BUT its not something as we are interpreting. Trust me, neither Australians are racist nor they bother much about local experience thing. Yes, you hear a lot that your application is refused due to no local experience but its just a general excuse because your resume hasn't impressed them. You don't expect them to tell you that Listen Mr. We didn't like your resume and we are not going to hire you. That's why they use thing local experience terminology. - There is nothing wrong with the job market. Many many vacancies are still there but you don't know how to search for jobs. - If you are passionate about getting job in your own field. Never think of working blue collar jobs because It will break your concentration and motivation. Just stick to plans, arrange sufficient fund so that you could survive and just concentrate on one thing at a time i.e. How to secure white collar employment (in your own field). It is really important to feel like Australian and absorbing yourself in Australian job market. The approaches are completely different in this part of the world. I came to Australia with same thinking as you all have but I finally did something different. After applying for 35 jobs with no response, I decided to take career coaching. I did hell of research and I finally found one lady, contacted her and told her my whole story. We both worked together for sometime. Later, I applied for 6 jobs. Got 3 interview calls and finally secured employment in my own area of expertise. I have gone through extremely competitive recruitment processes such as, phone assessment, face to face interview, written assessment, presentation delivery and meeting with board of directors. I am glad that i finally made it. I am not advertising someone's business here but I just wanted to let you know what I have been gone through. Better to find someone with career coaching. If you would like me to refer you to my career tutor, just PM me and I will send you her contact details. By career coaching I never meant resume writing only. I meant research, approaches to find hidden positions, networking, interviews, business acumen skills. I am just willing to help many professionals like me. For me there is nothing to lose if you find your dream job or not. Its time for change guys. Cheers
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    Thanks for the post Rehan bhai, I already submitted my claim in centerlink and they didn't ask me any tenancy agreement. However, they asked for my residential address. I am at my sister's home and i have given the same address. They didnt ask anything further. For driving license, yes they asked about proof of address. I showed them my TFN letter where at the top of the letter my residential address is mentioned. They happily accepted it and gave me appointment for the test at vicroads. Regarding WA immigration office, i know i made an agreement and i am still willing to spend 2 years in WA if if have job in my own field. If i get the same job in VIC then i may go for it. As far as moral or legal obligation is concerned, my visa grant notice doesn't state anything. Under visa condition it says NIL and i am free to move anywhere. As i said, i have researched this subject a lot and found that i am not legally bound. It is just a moral obligation. Yes WA immigration will straight forward tell you that you have to live and work in WA but legally they cannot force anyone. The reason i am thinking to be in VIC if and only i would get job in my own field because you know getting white collar job in Australia is very very difficult without local experience. There are many forums on internet where people got state sponsorship of one state and moved to another state earlier coz they got job offer. In one forum i have seen the reply of state against the same issue where someone said the immigration department that he is willing to move to another state. In the reply, the immigration officer said that they are expecting the applicant to be in their state for 2 years coz of agreement but still if the applicant wants to change his mind then he has to inform the state so that they would update the address and never contact him again. I am still not sure what to do. What if i refuse an exceptional job offer in VIC coz of my WA sponsporship and suffer in WA without getting job in my own field. Should i feel sorry in the future for my current decision? Lets see what happens......
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    Status Update Hello Friends, By the grace of GOD, i am in Australia now. I landed in Perth (WA SS) and flown to Melbourne after couple of days. In Perth, i had only appointment with NAB bank to activate my bank account and get bank cards. You can apply for your bank account before your arrival (I did as Farhan bhai suggesed. Thanks again) I flown to Australia during holidays coz i wanted to spend some time with friends and family here in Melbourne. I have applied for my TFN, Medicare and Centerilnk from Melbourne. No issues First you have to have bank account and bank cards. Then you will need to apply for Medicare (They need account details). Medicare card will take 20-30 days to arrive. However, you can get temporary slip stating your medicare number within couple of days. Then you have to apply for TFN from Australian Taxation office. It wont take much time, everything is online. TFN paper will arrive within couple of weeks max. At the same time, you can visit centerlink and claim your benefits. As skilled migrant, you can get only child care benefit A and B. Go to self service computers located in centerlink directly and apply for the claim. You dont need to stand in a queue, take token and wait for your turn so that some officer would come and assist you. Apply directly in self service section. Once you filled everyting online (may take 20-30 minutes) then you will get a final confirmation page stating that you have to present following documents before due date. The documents are - ID for child (passport - Original) - TFN (also shows your current address) - Medicare No. (some times they ask for it) - Bank Card - Bank Account Details After you presented the documents, they will take a month to send you the confirmation letter. You will start getting child benefit after 2 months. Getting drivers license is the most important thing to do. Bring your overseas license to avoid the probationary licensing. Probatonary licenses are called P1 and P2 here. They are not fully license and have lesser demerit points (7 in VIC, while full license has 12). Demerit points are the score that will keep cutting down if you made any mistake. I am sure you guys are already aware of it. If you are bringing your Pakistani license (normal or international), make sure to get the Verification Certificate. It is now required in WA and VIC (dont know about other states). Get the verification letter from licensing issuing authority and get it attested from Ministry of Foreign Affair. KSA and UAE license dont need any verification. First you have to appear for Learner Test (32 Multiple choice questions, 26 Must be passed). Here is sample test for practice http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Licences/GetYourLs/PracticeLearnerandLicenceTests.htm After passing learner you have to take HPT (Hazard Perception Test). Details available online. Once you clearned both these tests then you can apply for DRIVE test to get full license. If you don't have overseas license at this stage then you will get probationary license (depends on your age also, whether you will get P1 or P2) As far as job Market is concerned, everything is down coz of christmas and new year holidays. Things will start rolling after January 6th. I have WA SS and I am applying for vacanies in WA. However, i am also submitting job applications in VIC. You guys might be thinking that i have to live and work 2 years in WA. Yes, i made an agreement with WA. However, thats a moral obligation not legal coz my visa condition doesn't state anything. I did hell of research if someone would get job offer in state other then the sponsored state. What i found out is that you can move anywhere in Australia even if you have 176 visa. It wont have any impact on your visa or citizenship later on. Despite of the fact stated above. My first preference is still to get a job in WA and most of my automatic job alerts are set for WA only. Recently i applied for an ideal job in VIC. This openning needs the same skills and expertise that i have for the last 6 years. My skills and experience perfectly matches the job requirement. I am expecting an interview call soon. Don't know what to do then? Should i go for the job in VIC or focus my interest to WA only? Let me know your opinion Cheers
  7. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    1- cost if ticket Khi-Dubai-Perth is 82k. Email them and ask for any other destination or call them directly to save time. 2-baggage allowed excluding hand carry 40kg/passenger If you buy your tickets online or through any travel agent, it will be only 30kg 3- hand carry allowed 7-8kg 4- stay in dubai from lahore to dubai Depends on your transit time and flight schedule. Khi_Duba_Perth transit time is only 3 hours 5- is it secure to made them payment before ticket? 100% its safe. I also bought my tickets recently from IOM I have seen post where friends say that ticket booked through IOM has longer routes. I dont think its true. Though IOM book only Emirates airlines but the stopover is only 1 airport (Dubai). As far as transit time is concerned, it depends on your flight schedule Emirates is preferred for comfortale flight and onboard entertainment as compared to thai and other airlines. You wont feel bored or tired in emirates comparatively but yes emirates is expensive than other airlines.
  8. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    DIBP is on full thrust Congrates to all those for silver and golden emails. For rest, sit tight. Wish you guys quick grant.
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    Here is the link http://www.sbp.org.pk/fe_manual/appendix%20files/appendix%203/appendix3.htm Here is IATA link which states about unlimited foreign currency in/out of pakistan http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/PK-Pakistan-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    I also thought this might be an issue to carry foreign currency while coming to Pakistan. I did enough research and found sort of mix findings. IATA website says that you can bring unlimited amount of foreign currency in/out Pakistan while other websites says the limit is US $10,000 before declaration. I found pakistan customs declaration form, filled it and attached all supporting documents (bank statement, end service benefits etc.). The whole set of document was ready to show to custom upon asking for declaration but guess what no one asked me anything and i came through as it is. If i would have been sent the money through bank transfer from Saudi Arabia, i would have lost around 100k+ PKR. Cheers
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    Hello Friends, Good to see silver and golden emails and feeling sorry for mates like Jawad and Shariq who are waiting for ages. Wish them quick good news too. I got my ticket through IOM @ PKR 82,000/passenger via Emirates Airlines. The route is Karachi-Dubai-Perth and I am travelling on December 11, 2013 (With family). Let me know if there is anyone else travelling too in same time period to PERTH. @ Fari447 How are you farhan bhai? Where do you live in perth? I have managed to arrange initial accomodation with friend living in Perth. They are settled there for last 10 years and I hope everything would go as I planned. I have your OZ cell number and will give you a call as soon as i will arrive. Regarding funds, i thought to bring cash with me (to save bank high exchange rate while transferring fund to remotely openned bank account). I can get better rate through private money exchangers here. This is what i did while coming from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. I brought all the cash with me and had no problem. We are three passesngers and we have limit of AUD $10,000/passenger before fund declaration. Let me know your views Cheers
  12. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    Yes I am planning in december coz of christmas and new year vacation. I have many friends and family there and i want them to be free when i would arrive so that i would spend some time with them before start hunting for work and permanent accomodation.
  13. rehanonline83

    HR applicants where are you now??

    Back to life after hopspitalized. Here is my status folks - Everything settled in KSA - Coming to Pakistan in couple of days time - In touch with IOM Islamabad about flight booking - Planning to travel in December Insha Allah Is there anyone else (Electrical/Electronic Engineer with WA SS) who would be travelling in same time frame? One thing more would like to share, I already contacted higher management of couple of companies in Australia and got a response that they would like to meet me upon my arrival (Thanks to LinkedIn)
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    HR applicants where are you now??

    Congrates shawais for the grant. The day you received the grant, i was in hospital. Actually i went through a minor surgery. Now feeling good Alhamdulilah.
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