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Jessica Berry

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  1. Jessica Berry

    Two weeks in...

    I reckon when we came the first 12 months seemed to fly by! I have known people that have been homesick and returned within 3 months of arriving, but for us there always seemed to be something to do or sort out in that initial year.
  2. Jessica Berry

    Meet up groups

    Have you looked on Meetup? https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/cities/au/adelaide/ Although when you say country SA, not sure how far out of Adelaide you are and whether it is practical to meet up in Adelaide.
  3. Jessica Berry

    Do I Need Medical Insurance?

    We always get our money's worth from our 'extras' cover and feel it is good value. We keep a spreadsheet every year and are always quids in, often getting back double or triple our premiums, but we are also smart with how we use it! As with everything you need to look at your own circumstances and whether it is right for you. I thought it might be useful to add on a link I started on Poms in Adelaide back in 2015. The information is still relevant so might be worth having a read through. https://www.pomsinadelaide.com/topic/41327-guide-on-dental-costs/
  4. Jessica Berry

    Two weeks in...

    Welcome to Adelaide.
  5. Jessica Berry

    Skilled visa changes??

    I think 4 years is a reasonable/generous amount of time to be offered a job/contract. The reality is that many jobs are now temporary/contract/casual and are often only for 12 months or less. Certainly in Adelaide, in some industries there has been a big shift towards temporary and contract work.
  6. Jessica Berry

    Adelaide Job Hunting Tips

    I will send you a private message.
  7. Jessica Berry

    Adelaide Job Hunting Tips

    Compared to the UK a lot of jobs in Adelaide don't quote the salary in their adverts. Phone screening is very popular, often aimed at reducing the potential interview pool for the next stage. One of the questions you will often get asked is "what is your salary expectation?", how you answer this question can make the difference between moving to the next stage or not. When I work with my clients, I look at their skill set, potential employers in Adelaide that will suit their personality (cultural fit is a big deal here), how to market their resume/CV and also discuss their salary expectations and whether they are realistic for the roles they are applying for.
  8. Jessica Berry

    Adelaide Job Hunting Tips

    Adelaide can be a tough job market, but it depends what you do and what you are willing to do. A lot of IT roles at the moment are defence based which require Australian Citizenship which knocks out most new arrivals. There is still work around, but there is also a lot of competition for the roles.
  9. I would disagree. A CV is more about yourself and your past experience. There isn't enough space on there to adequately evidence why you meet the essential criteria (usually). In the cover letter you can address this specifically. Erm....that’s what I said!
  10. I wouldn't say your cover letter is more important than your CV! Obviously if you are asked to address specific criteria for a role then it is important to do that. Agree a generic cover letter is not the best way to proceed.
  11. Adelaide can be a tough job market, but it depends what you do and what you are willing to do. A lot of IT roles at the moment are defence based which require Australian Citizenship which knocks out most new arrivals. There is still work around, but there is also a lot of competition for the roles.
  12. Jessica Berry

    Where to start? Perth and Perth living.

    Often for these roles you need to be a citizen because of the nature of the work.
  13. Jessica Berry

    IT Project Manager

    Have a look on seek.com.au and use the filters to make it more specific to your roles and for Adelaide.
  14. I could type for hours on this topic! Without knowing your specific circumstances and skill set, the answer is it depends what you do, what you are willing to do, your (and whoever you are coming with) expectations, your commitment to building a new life in Adelaide/Australia, your approach and attitude to starting over and making it work etc, etc, etc.
  15. Jessica Berry

    Adelaide v Gold Coast

    Because you have already lived in Adelaide and aren't immediately drawn to returning there and are considering the Gold Coast, perhaps there is your answer. Maybe it is time to start afresh somewhere else.
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