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Going to work in Oz - June 2009

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1. Posted by Rogo (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Rogo has indicated that this thread is about Australia

Hi,

Im possibly mad but after alot of thought have decided I cant carry on working and living in london.
Im in a well paid job but its not great! So anyway, iv done oz before and have decided to go for it with the WHV instead of just diping ineach time.

Im not goin for a 24/7 p*ss up im actually just trying to transfer my life from here to there and intend to get my head down and work hard. Im in Banking of all things but intend to transfer into another kind of environment considering how things are. Im a PA/Secretary.

Anyway, moral the story is - I have stuff to pay for at home and have covered it for 3 months and hope to find a job - well I have to find a job. Hays etc seem confident and I have met the Aussie recruit team here in london.

Im looking for any hints and tips that people can give me - and also im looking for some reassurance im not mental in upping sticks with debt. Im just figuring I need a new life!!

2. Posted by musharoom (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

I was in the same boat as you and I have maneged to make it work for almost 9 months now! earning enought to send some home and still doing all the things I wanted to (and more!) I only left home for 5 weeks in Thailand but yet I still havent made it home....oh well I figure the debts always gonna be there when i get back so I aint worrrying about it! as for work I have no comments there as Ive been doing your typical backpacker jobs...waitressing, delivering telephone directories and call centre work! whatever makes ends meet! soon ill be on a farm in the middle of nowhere so I can do it all again for another year!
Your definately not mental!
Its a tuff yet easy decission to make (tuff to leave everything, yet easy when you consider london to where you may visit) but totally worth it!
Best of luck :-)

3. Posted by adamandmeg (Respected Member 7 posts) 7y

Well although the job search market has been hit pretty hard with the Economic Crisis, there are still plenty of opportunities for people who want to work.

The skills of the people looking for work are improving all the time - due to the high number of redundancies - so it is starting to get pretty competitive.

That said - the various employment webpages have a heap of jobs listed for PA / secretary etc.

http://www.mycareer-headhunter.com.au/

http://www.careerone.com.au/

http://www.seek.com.au/

A good tip is to use these sites to research who is actually advertising jobs - then go direct to the source - give the actual recruiting firm a call and get them your CV.

Adecco is very much active here in Australia placing temporary work. They are also worth a try.

http://adecco.com.au/

Plus - there is nothing wrong with getting your info online now so you are ahead of the game when you get here.

Good luck.

4. Posted by Rogo (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Thanks for your positive replys!

Call centre work sounds good - if you have any contacts do pass them on !

Thanks again!