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Finding work in Oz???????????

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1. Posted by rach87 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Im heading to Oz in december planning on spending xmas and new year in Sydney then working my way up the east coast up to Cairns.
Im going to spend around 6-8 weeks travelling and then i want to start looking for work.

I am a fully qualified dental nurse and have been told my NVQ level3 in dental nursing is accepted over there. So hopefully im wanting to find work in that field, but i also want to do some fruit picking/ harvest work as that allows you a second working visa. Im not too fussed what sort of work i do as long as i find a job i'll be happy.

Can anyone tell easy is it to find work out there?
Will i find more work in a certain area of Oz? if so, whereabouts should i head?
What time of year is it best to start job hunting or does it not matter?

Any advice would be much appriciated
Rachael x

2. Posted by Supafemale (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y

Hi Rachael

I don't know much about Dental Nursing? but im also hoping to get work in Oz but as a Graphic Designer. A friend of mine is out there at the mo in Marketing and told me it was really easy to get work as we're really highly regarded when it comes to our skills and experience. I've been putting my CV and website together and im planning on getting in touch with recruitment companies over there before I head out and letting them know when im in the area. Also im facing redundancy here and I've bought a one way ticket!! So im pretty much using this to motivate me to get work over there and stay for a year or so...*fingers crossed*


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4. Posted by rach87 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Thanks for your reply.
Ive heard the same that there is a lot of work and its easy to find. Im going to do the same and get in touch with some dental agencies out there beforehand.
Im also thinking along the same line....just booking a one way ticket and praying it works out well lol

5. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 6y is a popular media and marketing forum/discussion and news site in Oz. They also have a jobs section. Might be something in there for you.

6. Posted by rach87 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Thanks i will look into that x

7. Posted by Supafemale (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y

Rachael - glad im not the only person winging it!!

Thanks Majito for the link :)

8. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 6y

You can try the usual Australian job sites like Seek, MyCareer and CareerOne. Most jobs will be around towns, especially in graphic design. I don't think there's a particular time of year when job searching is easier, but usually less jobs are advertised in December due to Christmas.

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10. Posted by Supafemale (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y

Thanks Tim for the links. I look forward to checking those out later :)