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Now in Canberra... problems problems problems...

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Hello everyone!

 

Please refer to this old thread in relation to what I am talking about.. -- http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/jobs-careers/170232-417-visa-canberra-what-do.html

 

Well i have relocated to Canberra, and it seems that all my suspicions where correct about the economics here.. (Vastly Public Sector, State or Federal) and the private sector is extremely limited in employment opportunities given the fact that I have a 417 visa.

 

So what has happened now?

Like i said in my previous thread, my background passion and experience is definitely H.R and Recruitment. I have gone to a few interviews that were open to the idea of 457 sponsorship. I am awaiting to hear back from 1 company for an answer (did interview on Tuesday.. today is friday, find out today, monday or tuesday according to them).

 

However I do not have any backup options.. why?

 

  • The temporary job market only exists realistically in the Public Sector - which I am not eligible to apply for
  • The private sector does not have any temporary jobs that are willing to take on a 457 as it's temp to perm
  • The private sector does not have any temporary jobs that are sponsorial regardless
  • I do NOT want to go into the temp side of things - I am thinking long term in Australia, and i would like to get sponsored in the H.R and Recruitment side of things (obviously they are 2 very different things, but I have experienced in both).
  • There is options are out there for SOME what of employment.. like temporary work as kitchen hand.. or doing things in hospitality.. do I want to do that? No. Will I eventually become desperate and do this.. well i have to.
  • In Perth I was doing recruitment / H.R, and earning good money - however the economic / job market climate here is completely different.

 

 

What i'm i looking for?

Advise! I have a degree that specialises in H.R and Recruitment, as well as Business and Human Geography (Distinction with Honours), as well as 4 years experience in H.R, Recruitment, as well as work in Marketing, Sales, and Administration work.

 

If anybody knows any routes I could take - people to talk to - or any opportunities you know out there in my situation - it would be wholly appreciated. My frustration is in regards that I'm ending up unfortunately quite clueless on what steps to take, and ending up a bit desperate.

 

Hopefully some locals from Canberra can help me in this respect, and / or any east coast people in general.

 

I appreciate everyone reading this and I hope I receive some replies on what to do.

 

Cheers,

Cory.

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Go to http://foreseeit.com.au/ and tell them Rob Thomas referred you.

 

Not sure how much they can do, but it is at least 1 avenue compared to what you have now.


820/801 submitted - 14 Dec 2010; AFP PCC applied for 14th Feb 2011; Meds, Canberra, 15th Feb 2011; Visa Grant 11 Mar 2011; 801 Docs received 27 Sept 2012; Docs at DIAC 14 Oct 2012; 29 Jan 2013 contact from CO regarding address change

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Hello Rob,

 

Thankyou for the response - I have contacted the gentleman in question and we have arranged a meeting next Thursday. He is not particularly looking for spaces within his business; however he does know some links / avenues of where to recommend me to.

 

Appreciate it!

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More than welcome.

 

I am good friends with Matt and David and did their website for them.

 

If they can help you out, they will.

 

Good luck and let me know how you get on.


820/801 submitted - 14 Dec 2010; AFP PCC applied for 14th Feb 2011; Meds, Canberra, 15th Feb 2011; Visa Grant 11 Mar 2011; 801 Docs received 27 Sept 2012; Docs at DIAC 14 Oct 2012; 29 Jan 2013 contact from CO regarding address change

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freckleface might have some very relevant advice for you...but she's probably at work ATM. She'll probably check in to this thread later today.

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Perfect, what is her background? Is she in recruitment as well? Thanks Skani for the response.

 

She's in recruitment, as she's mentioned on here, and she lives in Canberra. She's more of an expert on her background than I am :wink:...so I'll leave that up to her.

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She's in recruitment, as she's mentioned on here, and she lives in Canberra. She's more of an expert on her background than I am :wink:...so I'll leave that up to her.

 

Perfect Skani, that's wonderful. I've left her a PM and will hopefully see her pop into the thread soon. :).

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Perfect Skani, that's wonderful. I've left her a PM and will hopefully see her pop into the thread soon. :).

 

National recruitment and the owner of the company I believe. Good luck

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Good luck! The problem with WHV work is that they expect you to work for Subway or down at King O'Malleys and not in your field of expertise unfortunately. You may need to revise your focus to other areas. Even getting a 457 requires basically that you have a skill set which can't be filled by an Australian and in Canberra there would be more HR/recruitment experts to the square inch than anywhere else in Australia. Good luck getting something - sorry, got no contacts at the mo who are looking for your skills.

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Good luck! The problem with WHV work is that they expect you to work for Subway or down at King O'Malleys and not in your field of expertise unfortunately. You may need to revise your focus to other areas. Even getting a 457 requires basically that you have a skill set which can't be filled by an Australian and in Canberra there would be more HR/recruitment experts to the square inch than anywhere else in Australia. Good luck getting something - sorry, got no contacts at the mo who are looking for your skills.

 

 

Not always the case. If you are older with qualifications and experience, then you stand a good chance of getting a job that isn't menial. My daughter has come the WHV route as have several of her friends. All have landed good well paid jobs, earning as least as much as they were earning in UK, all being sponsored now on 457 visas, and obviously between them know many others who have managed to do the same.

Don't know anything about the job situation in Canberra, but it's definitely possible in Sydney.

Hope it works out for you Cory, keep networking.

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Firstly, I just want to clarify my occupation for anyone who might read this thread and think I am a recruitment consultant that can help them find work.

 

I am the CEO of a company (publicly listed company rather than my own company) that has a Division that specialises in Executive Management Recruitment. We do not normally engage in general recruiting services. While I have a good understanding of Aust recruitment practices I am not involved in the day to day work of the Division and am not normally able to provide anything more than general advice.

 

Cory - I will respond to the PM you sent me as despite the info above I may have a lead for you.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well everyone! I thankyou so much for all the assistance you have given me. Yes, it is extremely difficult given my situation in this territory. However - thanks to all your help, i have secured possible 3 extra interviews in this respect.

 

Let's hope.. let's hope.. one of them at least turns out lucky.

 

I have realised that my situation is difficult.. it worse comes to worse we would have to do the more difficult option / more expensive option and go for the partner / spousal visa route. However, this does not secure employment prospects not that much higher (well it would in a sense, I would be at least allowed to work for an employer for 2 years pending the permanent route). However, I do not know enough about ACT law in regards to same-sex couples. I know you can register a relationship as a de facto, but ultimately, since looking at google - I cannot find the links for it anymore - it seems its redirecting me to 'Civil Partnerships' - has their been a change in the law?

 

Additionally, employment wise - my alternative option is Sydney - where I have indeed got some interest for. However despite Sydney and Canberra being relatively close (in Australia terms) of only 3 hours apart - it means leaving the partner for Sydney and seeing him in weekends. Which is quite upsetting.

 

However I am keeping my hopes up, and once again everyone - if you have any advise, please please assist.

 

'Tis a lovely forum, I have to admit. Feel very welcome :).

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