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Jack Mc

IT Jobs on WHV in Brisbane Area

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I'm looking for information on whether employers consider applicants on a Working Holiday VISA for skilled contract opportunities or if they avoid this kind of VISA entirely.

From what I have read there are no technical limitations other than that the contract with one employer could not be longer than 6 months which would be fine for me. I also don't expect to stay longer than 12 months in Australia.

I'm a UK based IT Projects Manager with 8 years experience and want to do some travelling and working in the Brisbane area but would prefer to work in a similar role between holiday time rather than the usual jobs available to backpackers.

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You can try, but generally, employers avoid working holiday visa holders because of the six month restriction on professional roles. 

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Thanks for the quick response! Is that the case even for contract positions that are less than six months?

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They don’t have any jobs posted so unclear if they’re still active but thanks for the recommendation!

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I've come across quite a few people in work on WHVs in Brisbane. Simplify your CV, pop your main achievements up the top and keep it to 2 succinct pages if you can. Contact as many agencies/companies as you can. Expect it to be a bit of a challenge but you may be lucky and secure something quickly. Don't give up!

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