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andyjo1982

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4,461 posts

94 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Morning all

Due to a change in personal circumstances, I'm seriousley thinking of taking time out and having a year or so in Oz. This would be a massive change for me, as I've spent the last 10 years working in a boring 9-5 office job.

I'm all set to go on the working visa side of it. I understand that allows me to work for up to 6 months with any one employer.

So, basically, I'm thinking of starting out in Perth, I'm looking for any help on where to go, when to go, where to stay, what sort of jobs I'm likely to be able to get and also what could lead me to a potential 2nd year and further if this works out.

As it stands, I don't really have any in demand 'skills'. My job for the last 10 years has been in insurance, in various sales, managerial and training roles.

Any experiences, websites or feedback would be gratefully received...

Thanks in advance

Pommygranite

5,526 posts

100 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Plenty of work here in general occupations. Find an Aussie chick ,get married - voila permanent citizenship!

yardman

54 posts

34 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
I arrived in Aus on the WHV. It’s prohibitive in terms of anything except temporary, casual or short contract work. Don’t forget WHV is for those 30 years old and under, after that you become ineligible.

Probably the best solution if you want to stay longer term would be to get sponsorship from an employer once you’ve arrived and found work. It’s pretty cheap and easy all round but means if you leave said employer your visa becomes invalid.

Come out and see for yourself, even if it’s only for a year of backpacking and fruit picking!

andyjo1982

Original Poster:

4,461 posts

94 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
yardman said:
I arrived in Aus on the WHV. It’s prohibitive in terms of anything except temporary, casual or short contract work. Don’t forget WHV is for those 30 years old and under, after that you become ineligible.

Probably the best solution if you want to stay longer term would be to get sponsorship from an employer once you’ve arrived and found work. It’s pretty cheap and easy all round but means if you leave said employer your visa becomes invalid.

Come out and see for yourself, even if it’s only for a year of backpacking and fruit picking!
I've already been accepted for a 1 year WHV. So now I've got til April to go. My OH has her parents and 2 sisters out there, also Aunty and Uncle, so they will be able to support us too.



custardtart

1,559 posts

137 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
With your sales experience you could easily get a job in recruitment. It would help if you were really, really lazy and had no problems lying through your teeth. If that didn't work out then the same skill sets would work for real estate here too. wink
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yardman

54 posts

34 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
andyjo1982 said:
I've already been accepted for a 1 year WHV. So now I've got til April to go. My OH has her parents and 2 sisters out there, also Aunty and Uncle, so they will be able to support us too.
Then you've done all the hard work.

For jobs look at www.seek.com.au to get an idea of what's available. Don't expect Aussie recruiters to be interested whilst you're overseas.

Make sure you prepare an up-to-date CV, bring some formal interview clothes and be ready to scatter-gun recruitment agencies once you arrive.

You'll need persistence but there are good employment opportunities out here, especially if you work hard. The lifestyle is good too. Things seem expensive at first but get better once you have a steady income.



Edited by yardman on Tuesday 25th September 12:50

Google [bot]

3,386 posts

65 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
I've been through the whole spectrum, came over on a whv, 457, PR, citizenship. An ex of mine worked via an agency that specialize in jobs for those on 417's and were well equipped for those seeking 457's & PR.

Not that I'd recommend them as such, but be aware they're out there. Play your cards right and keep your eye on the prize and you'll likely sort something.

Talk2Dave

92 posts

62 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
so you can get sponsored by an employer while on a Working Holiday visa?

Google [bot]

3,386 posts

65 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes.

minimax

11,937 posts

140 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
yardman said:
Then you've done all the hard work.

For jobs look at www.seek.com.au to get an idea of what's available. Don't expect Aussie recruiters to be interested whilst you're overseas.

Make sure you prepare an up-to-date CV, bring some formal interview clothes and be ready to scatter-gun recruitment agencies once you arrive.

You'll need persistence but there are good employment opportunities out here, especially if you work hard. The lifestyle is good too. Things seem expensive at first but get better once you have a steady income.



Edited by yardman on Tuesday 25th September 12:50
What he said ^^^

Also, if you do three months of approved regional work (mining, forestry, fruit picking, ranching) you can apply for another 12 months, as long as you complete the work and apply before your 31st birthday you will get a 12 month extension to the date you arrived in Australia regardless of how old you are.. I'll be 32 when (if) I leave.. smile

Things in general are about 30% more expensive but the wages are much higher and as a whole the standard of living is very good..not to mention the lack of class snobbery (apart from the metro/bogan thing) and the general positive attitude to life.



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