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I am new to posting here, but I have been viewing the threads since we arrived in Oz (about 6 weeks ago). My wife is a nurse and we came in on a 457 visa and, after reading the problems other '457 partners' were having getting a job, I was dreading the process....

Needless to say, I struggled massively! I have a masters degree and loads of experience in my field (geology) but I could not get an interview at all. After changing my CV to a more Australian friendly format I had higher hopes..however nothing....

But the last week has completely changed my perspective of Australian employment. I got two job interviews and was offered both jobs..talk about busses coming at once!


So the moral of my story is, no matter how down you get, keep sending off applications (my total count was over 70) the Australian recruitment industry seem to take their time over applications...something will eventually happen.


Both my wife and I love Australia and, although we are going through the inevitable period of being homesick, we have both said this is the best decision we have ever made. After only 6 weeks we have made new friends and we are finding Australians to be the most friendly, polite and helpful people we have met.


We can't wait for out PR visas to be granted!!!

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Congratulations on the job offers and lots of luck in your new position.


Cal x

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Congrats i know how soul destroying it is being a nurse hubby on a 457, makes a world of difference to have a job to say you belong and you contribute. Permanancy also makes a difference.

Ich bin nicht ein Roboter

I am a lion


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Fantastic news! 6 weeks and 70-odd applications, phew! Getting a job is a job in itself. Did you get a geology-related job? My hubby's an engineering geologist, he's the 457 sponsored one and I'm the hapless dependent heheh, will be looking for work soon after we arrive, once we've found a house :o)


Happy days!

She'll be right!

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