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  1. Hi guys, I'm moving to Perth in the next weeks and I have been applying for jobs in disability services. i have worked mostly in home support but i would like to work in other services and I am aiming for case management but not restricted to that alone. I have had some response to my applications but as I'm moving from Ireland, I'm hoping that I will get more on arrival. Some people have mentioned that what is expected from applications there differs to what I am used in that, my cover letter is 1 page long and my cv is 3 pages long. I have always kept it reasonably succinct but adapted to the roles that I a applying for. Some people have advised me that cover letters there should be 3-4 pages long to address the requirements listed in the job ads - is that true or dependent on the role that you're applying for? I have a meeting set up with a Disability Employment Service when I arrive and I'm looking for advice on preparing for that also? There seems to be differences in what employers are looking for from employees so I'm not sure what to expect. Appreciate any advice! Thanks
  2. Hi Everyone, I just found out I passed the written assessment for Vetassess and have booked my practical for May 2010 (Motor Mechanic). Has anyone sat it recently? If so what did the test really involve? (I know what they say on the Vetassess website but was looking for a 1st hand account of what they tested, how formal it was, what the pressure is like etc). I'm not sure where to focus my efforts on in preparing for it so was hoping someone has some info they could share! All hints / advice / tips gratefully received :biggrin: Thanks Steve
  3. OzDreamSeekers

    Hints and tips

    Hey Today we become homeless and we are less 4 weeks from selling our business and 38 days from flying to the Sunny Coast. Would appreciate your hints and tips around the following: 1) What was the one thing which you wished you had done before leaving? 2) If you had one piece of advice for us, what would it be? 3) What was the most important thing you did before leaving? Thanks in advance. Adz
  4. Ashleysimpson1993

    WHV have I thought of everything?

    Hi, me and my partner are preparing to leave for a working holiday in late November we are arriving in Perth and staying with family over Christmas as I have a Brother there and another in Sydney, so for these cities we have accommodation Sorted. We have also Booked flights, been approved for 417 Visas, arranged travel insurance (outbacker), opened a bank account with NAB and managed to save and transfer just over AU$10,000 With MoneyCorp (we intend to keep transferring money till we arrive) we have bought our luggage and most of our clothes and other items and already got our Optus Simcards . Just wondered if anyone can point out things we have missed or they would recommend? We need our Tax file Numbers but the website says we need to be in Australia before applying? Has anyone done it anyway? And has anyone got any tips for a good route to take and on what transport etc? We haven't thought of anything past new year when we will probably leave Perth other than a week on the Gold Coast with family in April 2014? Sorry it's a bit of a ramble just want to be sure we have remembered everything! Thanks!
  5. lostgirlwildworld

    Melbourne migrant flying solo

    Hey I'm moving to Melbourne from Brighton and arriving in early April. I'm going on my own and pretty much diving in at the deep end as I don't have a job or long term accommodation yet. Oh, I also don't know anyone! I am, however, very excited nonetheless! Wondered if anyone had any top tips for getting settled or fancied arranging a social after I've arrived?! Would love to hear from anyone who's been there a while or anyone arriving soon! Ashleigh
  6. Hi I thought I would share our experiences from our first 4 weeks in Perth, some of it may be useful and some not but these are things that we have encountered since we arrived. My husband and our 3 children 11,8 & 5 arrived on the 30th of May, we had arranged a few things before arriving so I will try and break it down into the "what we done" and "what we wished we had done". Before arrival: We booked a 6 week furnished rental, to give us time to find a more permanent rental. - This worked out well and we are due to move into our new unfurnished rental in a week. Shipped some boxes of stuff over although not our furniture - wish I had brought more stuff with us as we have had to go and buy beds, tables, sofa's the lot, having said that prices for stuff like that seems quite reasonable and there are end of season sales on at this time of year so bargains to be had. Job - my husband had a job offer before we left the UK, however we did not get any relocation etc as most companies are nervous about doing this as they have been burnt before so they will look to tie you in for a couple of years if they do give a relocation package. After Arriving: We hired a car for first 2 weeks - this was fine and cost us around $30 a day so not too bad - We have since bought a car on finance rather than outright to ensure we have a credit rating in Oz, no issues with this as long as you can prove your job, visa and bank details etc We are living in Quinns for first 6 weeks which is nice but a good 10 min drive to the train station and school in Clarkson - so new rental is in Clarkson for a lesser commute. We got the kids enrolled in a Private Catholic School - which works out at around $3000 pa for all 3 - what we didnt account for was the cost and strictness of the school uniforms with just the winter uniforms costing $400+. We then had to buy all their books including jotters and stationary which then came to roughly $100 per child!! Biggest hurdle was getting the kids to wear the black school shoes lol General observations: Its harder to get a contract mobile than it is to buy a car!! Make sure your first rental has broadband or you will like us have to use a mobile dongle- hopeless !! and you need the internet to research houses etc! Be prepared for the cost of things - it is expensive compared with the UK for most things eg bananas x 4 $10!,! chocolate bars - $3, beer x24 bottles $50, on the other hand a bottle of Jacobs creek rose $7, steaks/butcher meat etc are quite cheap. Supermarkets - they stock a lot of brands that you recognise but they dont open late especially at the weekends with most closing at 4 - 5pm Train service and Bus service - are very good with regular trains and spotlessly clean - takes about 30 mins to get into the CBD from Clarkson ( last station on the Joondalup line) Weather is lovely during the day just now at around 22 degrees, however gets very chilly at night and the houses are designed to be cool so can be a bit cold! Bring all your clothes, shoes, boots etc with you, as not a great selection here and for up to date styles can be a bit expensive! High school - they all do it differntly and you need to enrol well in advance of the kids leaving primary. Lots of great things to do and places to go with the kids, parks, zoo etc Drivers Licence & Medicare - very easy to do, just need to go in and fill out forms with some ID, passport, visa etc and you get a temp card/ licence and then a week or so later your permanent one arrives in the post. Nice Areas (in my opinion): To be fair most areas we have looked at are lovely and have lots of positives, however we are trying to be handy for a train station and the school and the beach!! Mindarie - north, close to marina Clarkson - north, good transport, 10 min drive from beach Butler - north Quinns Rock - north, near beach Kinross - north Jindalee - north, near beach Mullaloo - near beach Ocean Reef- near beach Sorrento - near beach Subiaco - near CBD All are lovely and we will be hard pushed to decide where we will buy/build! and of course the closer to the CBD or the beach the more expensive the house!! I hope this helps someone out there and if i think of anything else i will add it, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask on here or pm me. Cheers PS apologies if this is boring and or useless!!:biggrin: useful site on Perth - http://www.perthpoms.com
  7. MsJulz

    My Top 10 Emigration Tips

    Here are my tips to help with a smooth transition, I hope it may be of use to some people in your Aussie adventure... Pre Move 1. Pack up your life and streamline – shut down all your hardly used bank accounts and credit cards, have a big house hold clear out - don’t bring stuff from one loft to another. Utilise Gumtree, ebay and car boot sales. Unlock your phone. Change all your addresses to a family members or friends or at least set up a years’ postal redirection. Sort your CV. Shut down or change address on sports memberships, libraries, car insurance, child benefit, doctors, dentists, gas, electricity, council tax, home and mobile phone, internet, home insurance, life insurance, pensions, banks – oh the list goes on and on but you get the idea. Much easier to do all this from the UK so try to be thorough, although I guarantee there will be some you will miss! Also, have a look at any up and coming birthdays and buy cards and presents before the move and leave with friends to post for you. One less thing to think about when you first arrive. 2. Pre plan / book ahead – there are many things you can do in advance of your move to make life easier for yourself upon arrival. Things such as book your hire car, set up your arrival accommodation, set up a money transfer agent, open a bank account and transfer some funds over, pre-order an online shopping (www.coles.com.au) to arrive on your first day. 3. Don’t over pack but do – as I said in number 1, definitely have a big clear out of clutter but it is worth bringing over all your main household items, everything costs a lot here especially when you are using £s from the UK to buy items before you start earning $s. If you are buying a full container, it’s worth filling it. Our child will be ready for a ‘big bed’ soon so we bought one at tesco and brought it with us. We also brought the kid’s birthday and Christmas presents. Get friends and family to give you birthday or Christmas presents that you can add in too. Everything costs more here so if you do have extra room, use it. We brought a large box worth of our favourite toiletries, kids nappies and wipes, makeup, kitchen sprays and razors, etc. It is great to have your familiar products as well as helping to lessen the cost over those first few months. Also, treat yourself to some new summer clothes, you’ll need them and the clothes shops here are pretty crap and expensive. 4. Don’t stress – easier said than done but really don’t stress too much before the move. Try to enjoy time with family and friends, visit your favourite restaurants and places, take advantage of friend’s hospitality for goodbye lunches and dinners. Relax – it will all work out once you are here. 4.5 The flight – It is never as bad as you imagine, especially if you have kids. The airlines are geared up to help you, they have games and books and colouring in as well as the movies and kid friendly food. At one point in our flight (Singapore Airlines) my OH and I were both sleeping as was our youngest, my older child was bored so wandered up to the back of the plane where the crew played cards with her for over an hour!! They really are great. Pre and Post Move 5. Gumtree (and Garage Sales) – mentioned in point 1 as a great way to get rid of old furniture, clothes, books, cds, dvd etc. But it is also great to use once here. Gumtree is extremely popular in Australia as are local garage sales, great for big items such as white goods that you probably had to leave in your house back in the UK. We have also bought car seats, garden equipment, lawnmower etc. Local and always cheap. We bought a washing machine and fridge freezer for $300, both in excellent working order and the guy delivered them in his van too! 6. Money & lots of it – you have probably realised by now that it is an expensive business emigrating. Even if you are lucky enough to have a sponsored company helping with the costs, the money seems to disappear and quickly. There are a number of large initial outlays – visa costs, police checks, health checks, sorting your house for selling or renting, flights, shipping, insurance and that’s before you have even arrived. Once here you’ll need a car, short term accommodation, Sat Nav, your Bond (usually 4 weeks rent) plus 4 weeks rent upfront for your longer term rental, food shopping including all the staples like herbs, oil, cling film etc that you just threw away!, mobile phones, the list goes on. Needless to say, make sure you have some savings that you can access easily from Australia. Post Move 7. Internet – sometimes I wonder how those £10 poms did it! Where would we be without the Internet! Make sure you bring a laptop and are renting somewhere that has internet access. It will be your life line in the first few weeks. From looking for work, long term accommodation, accessing PIO (!), finding a car, to locating your nearest chemist or supermarket. You will need the Internet. Also, join local Facebook groups to keep abreast of what’s happening in your local community. Make sure you and your family and friends have set up Skype and Viber accounts for free video and phone calls. 8. Sat Nav – buy one as soon as your arrive. Even if you are moving to a fairly small town, it just makes life so much easier. They are fairly inexpensive too, you can get a decent one for $100, less on Gumtree. 9. Ask Questions – the best source of information is the people around you, most have been here a lot longer than you and are familiar with the area, how things work, places of interest. Good areas to live, good schools and catchment areas, commuter distances, childcare, sports facilities and social groups, best places to buy things. People are usually more than willing to give advice and information, so ask questions. 10. Enjoy! Remember why you moved – quite often it was for a better way of life for you and your family so take advantage of the lovely weather, enjoy the parks and beaches, spend lots of time together. Make friends, socialise and explore. There will be days when you just want to be ‘home’ but look around and soak it up. If it lasts forever or you only stay for a little while, make the most of it, you’ve done it, you made it to Australia and if it turns out not to be for you, at least you tried. Remember you only live once! Julie
  8. Guest

    Any tips on writing ACS RPL?!!

    Hi All My hubby and I are just about to pay the agency fee to start the migration process. I apparently need to complete an RPL for the ACS to assess my skills (computing professional). I'm finding this prospect a little scary and I know the agent will help. I really want to get a head start - so any tips?!! Our success is dependant on my skills assessment being passed so failure isn't an option for us. No pressure! LOL. My sister is already in Perth, our parents are starting the process too. We all want a betteer life - mainly for our son (2 on Sunday, bless). Suzie
  9. I didn't know the extent of the 'pest menace' in Australia until I read Janine the Party Queen's recent posts. So please please please use this thread to share tips and tricks to deal with these kinda things both preemptively and after the fact...
  10. Going to Melbourne via Thailand on the 8th Nov, land in Oz on the 15th. So excited but nervous, meeting my mate in Mel so not as bad as going on my own. Anyway if anyone could answer these Q's i'd be grateful. Which bank account would you open before you go? Do you think £2000 is enough to get me started, with an extra £1000 approx due when I am already there, but that will go mostly to paying my return. What will jobs be like in Melbourne before Xmas? Who is a good health insurance to go with? What should or shouldn't I pack (20kg allowance) Any useful tips? Thank you!
  11. Perthbum

    Great tips.

    Boxed wine.......when you come to the end of the box and no more will come out...press open spout and blow into bag untill it will take no more...result is that you will get at least one more glass of wine out of the box if not more :cute:
  12. Hi, Anyone know any good 'job agencies' that deal with Auto electrical work?
  13. 1. If you build it, they can come. Instead of simply posting your résumé on a Web site, take it one step further and design an easily-navigable Web site or online portfolio where recruiters can view your body of work, read about your goals and obtain contact information. 2. Check yourself to make sure you haven’t wrecked yourself. Google yourself to see what comes up and what potential employers will see if they do the same. If you don’t like what you find, it’s time to do damage control. 3. Narrow your options. Many job boards offer filters to help users refine their search results more quickly. You should have the option to narrow your job search by region, industry and duration, and, oftentimes, you can narrow it even more by keywords, company names, experience needed and salary. 4. Go directly to the source. Instead of just applying for the posted job opening, one of the best strategies to finding a job is to first figure out where you want to work, target that company or industry and then contact the hiring manager. Also, many employers’ career pages invite visitors to fill out candidate profiles, describing their background, jobs of interest, salary requirements and other preferences. 5. Find your niche with industry Web sites. Refine your search even more by visiting your industry’s national or regional Web site, where you can find jobs in your field that might not appear on a national job board. More and more employers are advertising jobs on these sites in hopes of getting a bigger pool of qualified applicants. 6. Try online recruiters. Recruiters will help match you with jobs that meet your specific skills and needs. Not sure where to start? Sites such as recruiterlink.com, onlinerecruitersdirectory.com, searchfirm.com and i-recruit.com provide links to online headhunters for job seekers. 7. Utilize video résumés. Video résumés are just one more way to stand out to employers. Intended as supplements to not replacements for traditional résumés, video résumés allow job seekers to showcase a little bit of their personalities and highlight one or two points of interest on their résumés. 8. Run queries. You run searches on everything else, from your high school sweetheart to low-fat recipes, so why not jobs? Enter a query that describes the exact kind of job you’re seeking and you may find more resources you wouldn’t find otherwise (but be prepared to do some sorting). 9. Utilize job alerts. Most job boards have features that allow you to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about newly available jobs that match your chosen criteria. Or go a step further and arrange an RSS (really simple syndication) feed from one of these job sites to appear on your customized Internet homepage or your PC’s news-reader software. 10. Get connected. How many times have you been told that it’s not what you know, but who you know? Thanks to the emergence of professional networking sites like LinkedIn.com, job seekers no longer have to rely on the old standby of exchanging business cards with strangers. These sites are composed of millions of industry professionals and allow you to connect with people you know and the people they know and so forth. (A word of caution: When you sign up for online social networking sites, you are in a public domain. Unless you are able to put a filter on some of your information, nothing is private, and it can be difficult to erase once it is posted.)
  14. Hi All, I am currently residing in the UK but hope to move out to Australia around February time. I currently work in the Medical Sales sector and was wondering if anybody knew of any good Recruitment Agencies which I should be contacting? Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Paul
  15. rockola57

    Pool Care Tips.

    Hi, We are moving into our first home in OZ in 2 weeks,and it's got a small in ground pool.Anyway,i have not got a clue about them,upkeep etc.Did notice on last visit to the house there is a little Algae around the walls under water.Does anyone know any simple,easy way to keep on top of it all,and have a nice pool 12 months a year.Thanks.:confused:
  16. So missed out on the Mindarie home I had my heart set on today. There were only two conforming applicantions so missing out on a 50/50 is fairly disheartening - although the agent was very encouraging about the strength of my application. So what were other people's experiences in this area. How many applications did you put in before you found a home? How do you make yours stand out? Did you offer more than the requested rent? Is that even allowed? Would appreciate some advice in this area.
  17. Hi guys, A while back I remember reading a post which gave a link to a site with some tips on Government job applications - specifically how to answer the selection criteria. I have searched for this post and can't find it again. So if anyone knows where the post is, (it may have been by Quoll??) or who knows of a good site for this type of information or who can give some tips. I would be very grateful. Thanks:wubclub:
  18. LYNDAMUMFORD

    Tips for using a shipper

    Just a few heads up comments to make after shippers came last week :- We have a 3 bed house (no garage, minimalistic really, left a few appliances behind & did not take garden furniture or bedroom furniture, other than small bedside cabinets/couple of book cases) - NO WAY did all that we did have fit into the 20ft container. Subsequently we are having all that was left shipped over by SHARED container, cost of approx £1000 - this is detailed in our quote, but was given the impression by the estimator that it would - hmmmmmm If your loft isnt boarded up the packers wont go up & get it due to health & safety-subsequently hubby & I had to go up & get it all down ourselves, This is mentioned in the terms & conditions & was told to me when estimator came round, not that I have any recolection of it! 2 men to pack a house took an age & over ran by some 4 hours, should have finished at 3pm but didnt go til 7.30pm 2 chaps packing frightened us to death with various comments, ie if your gear gets wet it will go mouldy, we're not taking it out in the rain, the company will pass the costs on etc etc etc Weather(ie torrential rain ) have no bearing on events, if you choose not to load the goods then you will loose your slot & get to pay again Not the best experience of our lives, but over with now, thank goodness
  19. As people have been so friendly and helpful to myself, thought I would try and be as helpful back!!! I work in the real estate industry so if anyone has any questions regarding renting / buying etc in Perth then feel free to yell out no matter how stupid it may seem and I will try my best to give you some honest helpful tips or answers. (and no, I am not looking for business :biglaugh:, I am just trying to be helpful as I know how stressful it can be trying to find a rental etc).
  20. MARYROSE02

    How to get on in Australia? My tips.

    Don't forget your family and friends in UK but DO forget everything else. Don't keep comparing prices/quality of Aussie things unfavourably with UK. Don't listen to people who HATE Australia. There's no point. If PIO was a site for people giving up smoking, they are the sort of people who can't give up themselves and can't stand the thought of anyone else doing it! Remember, people who hate Australia are not interested in facts - they spoil a good story. Give Australia two years. The Aussie Govt made the 'Ten Pound Poms' stay two years or pay their fare back. Some did go back permanently but most stayed and half of those who did go back returned to Australia. The thrend continues to the present day Once you have done the two years, congratulate yourself. Tell yourself you are an Aussie. In fact you could do that from the day you arrive. Be positive not negative or, to put it another way, be and Aussie not a Pom! (and I am both!)
  21. I'm seeing loads of CVs coming through my in tray at the moment, and there's a recurring set of mistakes that people make that either gets an instant reject or gets them put on the "maybe if we're desperate at some point in the future" pile. Hopefully these tips can help some of you. Bear in mind I'n in commercial consultancy so they may not be appropriate for other industries. Formatting: time after time we see CVs with all personal details, number of pets, awards they won at Junior school athletics. It simply isn't necessary. We want to know: Who you are How to get hold of you Work experience latest to oldest, highlighting how your experience is relevent to us Relevent qualifications, no-one cares about your GCSEs any more, again highlight how your qualifications are relevent if they're not exact. Hobbies are not necessary, at the moment there's recommendations from some quarters not to put them in, others say to do it as it makes you more rounded. Just consider how they make you look; if you spend half the year being a Christian missionary we'll wonder about your commitment to us. If your job entails being a commander, bird watching and book reading don't give that impression of your personality. References. "On request" is acceptable as we only contact them after we decide to make you an offer. Please don't try and make your CV cute or insert a photo - it will be all over the office in a flash. You can download templates free from any decent recruitment site. We need a cover letter saying how you will benefit us, if you display that you've researched the company, fantastic. We get so many of "Dear Sir, I want to work in YOUR COMANY as YOUR COMPANY does what I want to do." Oh yeah? What's the company name then? Research what the company does. About 1/3 of the CVs I see say "I want to get a job in the mining industry". We aren't a mining company. We consult on site but it's only a few members of staff. If I see that it's usually a Reject as I can guarantee that they'll come to us, spend a few months on site and allow themselves to be poached so it's not worth the time and effort on our part. Again, basic templates are available. Unrealistic salary expectations are the kiss of death. It's a bit of a funny one as you really have to do your homework here. If you've been working in a government department and want to come over to consulting, you'll have to take a pay cut; the reason is you simply don't have commercial experience. We also know how much government departments pay and can tell instantly when you're asking for a 40% pay rise. If you spent 10 years in commercial consulting, then 5 years in project management, you only have 10 years experience, not 15, so don't nominate yourself as Principal level. If you've spent 5 years doing asbestos monitoring and are seeking to move into civil engineering, then you're graduate level and can't ask to be put on as a Senior. If the job advertises itself as paying "above award rates", you're not really able to negotiate that as you come under a government award which sets down what wage you're paid at what level. If you can find out the award you'll see what they're offering though it can be obscure - my OH is a diesel fitter and comes under sheet metal workers award rather than motor mechanics. Sponsorship is a funny one, we do it, but only as a last resort. If your visa process is underway then we're far more likely to look at you rather than someone saying "I need everything done for me". It's a big gamble on our part as we've had some real idiots come through simply because the gt taken on sight unseen which has made us think twice. If you can come over for a holiday at some point companies will probably be glad to meet you as a few seconds with a person tells us far more than your CV ever could. Send your CV over with a note saying "I'll be over in X weeks and will be glad to meet you to discuss any opportunities" A couple of days before send another note, and ring when you get here. It's not good sitting back and hoping things come to you, be as proactive as you can. If you go to a recruitment fair and get talking there, then you know that company is prepared to offer sponsorship so you're on far better footing. Many companies have "expressions of interest" on their HR website. We prefer you to send to this rather than go thorugh an agent as we have to pay the agent up to 15% of your salary as a commission, and it's what we employ HR for in the first place. Basically you have to convince us that we want you to work for us. Typos, bad grammar, misplaced apostraphies are all negatives even for non-academic jobs. Ask people to proof read it and see if it gives them the impression you're trying to give us. Good luck
  22. the raes got our visa, need some help and advise as were to start with all the planning, it would be good to get names of companys to use , things you have done or wished you hadent . all advise would be great pauline,david,callum age 8:biglaugh:
  23. We're due to be moving out to Melbourne early next year and I'm just interested in finding out some more about the live music scene - which I have heard is very good! Being from Brighton in the UK we're pretty spoiled for choice with the number and variety of gigs that are on most nights of the week. One of the benefits I guess is the 'compact' nature of the city meaning there's a city's worth of venues etc within very easy reach - I presume this is less applicable to Melbourne given the size difference! We spent some time there last year and fell in love with the place - it definitely has the same arty/fun feel of Brighton but on a much larger scale so I am sure there are plenty of opportunities for enjoyment before the OH starts hassling me for kids :err: Are there any other gig lovers out there? If so, any tips or suggestions as to the best venues, festivals etc or even the best areas of Melbourne to look to move to which would give us the best access to music venues? We're quite eclectic when it comes to music - anything ranging from indie to folk, to bluegrass through to more electronic stuff and even, dare I say it, the re-emergence of 80s style pop that seems to be hitting the UK :wacko:. Not sure how much of this stuff is current in Oz at the moment but half the fun will be finding out and discovering some new stuff - we love new music. At this stage we're pretty flexible with our plans and we're looking to have a fun couple of years (at least) in Melbourne whilst still late 20s/early 30s so it would be great to get some insider knowledge from current residents to help us along the way :biggrin: Thanks all and have a great weekend!
  24. Guest

    rental tips

    Hi We are currently trying to put together some info ready for the rental market - I would appreciate any tips on what you supplied/took with you. Also with the ID does certain documents have so many points ie, passport 50 points etc or do you just have to have a selection of ID. Also someone mentioned on here before that they did a statement about the family, is this a good idea?? if so what can you include??? Thanks for advice Kim
  25. Grateful for any advice on this one.......we've got the packers coming in tomorrow and I'm just wondering if I should tip them, assuming they do a good job? I'm a bit loathe to do this since the shipping is costing over £6k, but on the other hand I don't want to find my stuff has mysteriously vanished to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean!! Thanks in advance for guidance! Ali
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