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Jessica Berry

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  1. Jessica Berry

    Suburbs in South Australia

    Maybe have a read of my thread on Poms in Adelaide regarding your dog.... https://www.pomsinadelaide.com/topic/44365-article-on-shortage-of-pet-friendly-rentals/
  2. Jessica Berry

    Time to migrate to Adelaide - Please Help!!

    What work will you be looking for?
  3. Double check your own car insurance. On our normal car insurance policy we pay extra for the hire car option in case our car is in an accident and is off the road then we have access to a hire car. Our policy also has the additional benefit of hire car excess cover of up to $4,000 even if you are hiring the car for your holidays. I thought it sounded too good to be true, so I rang up and double checked and yes it's all good, but you must have paid for the optional car hire criteria as part of your policy, which we have.
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    Finding work before you land

    In reality, this is what a lot of us do! I would suggest researching your area of work thoroughly and as mentioned above ensure savings to last 3-6 months without work. Depending on the type of work you do, even if you apply for jobs in the first few weeks, by the time you have gone through the recruitment process, medicals, police checks, refs this process can take time until you are formally offered the position. This article was in the Career One jobs supplement on 23/9/17 which mentions Queensland...
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    Is there anyone in Australia I can talk to?

    Is that in NSW or the UK?
  6. I have just tried to ring Moneycorp Australia to get a currency quote on the phone number on your website +61 2 8228 1490 and it says I am ringing out of office hours (I am ringing at 11.23 am!) and leave a message. I think the number appears to be an Australian number, Sydney, but it seems to be going to the UK office. We had our UK Moneycorp account closed down because we were advised we had to open an Australian account if we wanted to continue trading, but would we still be dealing with the UK and how do I get a currency quote and speak to someone in the Australia time zone?
  7. Jessica Berry

    Meet up in Adelaide

    No worries. Hopefully we can organise something once you both arrive.
  8. Jessica Berry

    Any bugbears, what just annoys you?

    People who just leave their shopping trolleys in random places in car parks because they are too lazy to walk to the proper place, which would usually take them 30 seconds to do!!
  9. Jessica Berry

    Are those who return to the UK failures

    I think some people probably shouldn't have emigrated in the first place. You read some posts/meet some people and to me it seems obvious their 'vision' of life in Australia and emigrating and starting a new life from scratch is so off the mark and it can never live up to their expectations, although I am not sure where some people get their information from to have these expectations.
  10. Jessica Berry

    Meet up in Adelaide

    Just giving this thread a bump in case anyone missed it and wants to come along.
  11. Jessica Berry

    Adelaide - jobs/ housing young family

    Are you still planning on heading to Adelaide?
  12. Jessica Berry

    looking for carpentry work and pay?

    If you are just at the planning/start of the process then the first step is to check if you are eligible for a visa. This may determine whereabouts you go in Australia as well due to visa restrictions. Australia is a vast country and areas are very different. Have you been to Australia before? You can go on migration sites and often they will have a 'calculator' to see if you get the points. An exhibition may be a good idea as a starter, but I wouldn't take everything they say as gospel and use it as a guide. We were told at one of these events, that we were not eligible to migrate and couldn't get the points which was completely untrue. I also met up with a couple who came over to Adelaide on a reccie who asked to meet up with me for honest advice about their job/career prospects if they moved over here. They had been advised by an 'expert' they would both earn $100k a year and have no trouble getting work, in my opinion this was completely untrue and the salaries quoted were a massive exaggeration of what they could earn.
  13. Jessica Berry

    looking for carpentry work and pay?

    Whereabouts in Australia will you be moving to? Wages differ around Australia.
  14. Jessica Berry

    Meet up in Adelaide

    There seems to be a few people around interested in a meet up. I have lived in Adelaide for 10 years now (I don't know where the time has gone!), but I am happy to organise a meet up and share my experiences and the ups and downs of life in Adelaide! Newbies or not so new welcome to come along. I am thinking Monday 28 August, adults only event, meeting either for morning tea/coffee/cake or lunch (or maybe both!). If you are interested send me a PM and we will see what we can organise.
  15. Jessica Berry

    How did you decide on area?

    I think some people have unrealistic expectations of how long it will take to find work. If I was to return to the UK I wouldn't expect to get a job straight away, the process takes time. I would have to register with recruitment agencies, apply for jobs via the paper, internet etc, wait for the closing date, interview, reference checks etc. Obviously this isn't the case in all industries. My OH and I have recently changed jobs. I finished my previous job on Friday and started my new job on the Monday. Recruitment process involved an initial phone screen interview (this is common to try and exclude people from the shortlist often due to the volume of applications), an interview, police check, ref check. My OH secured a new job, but the process involved 2 panel interviews, police check, medical, ref checks...the process takes times. Both of these jobs were newly created jobs, so despite the doom and gloom about the Adelaide job market there are jobs out there, but it depends on what you do, what you are willing to do and what your expectations are. Have a look at one of my previous posts for more information on the time it can take to find work...
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