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Finished college in Ireland and career/work advice,pleeease!

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1. Posted by lowryc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all, I arrived in Oz last November and after some travelling I need to start work big time. I'm loving Oz and think of seriously staying longer than my 1 year visa. To do that I am hoping to work in the area of accounting/finance/banking (the areas related to my courses) but I have no experience as I am just out of college! Can anyone shed some light on how to 'break into' the industry. Alot of employers just see you as a traveller and have no interest!! Help please! All info grealy appreciated!

2. Posted by Emmalineau (Full Member 94 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well, I guess to show an employer you're not just a traveller is a good starting point! Presumably if you're thinking of starting out in Oz, you'd be looking to settle for a while, rent a place etc. A permanent address will help.

Websites like Seek (think it's are good for applying for jobs. Can't offer any sage advice about breaking into the industry but getting your CV out there could be a goer. Or, if you have some savings, doing some volunteer finance work for a charity organisation or something to build up some practical experience?

Good luck!

3. Posted by connaust (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

A practical way of staying in Australia working, is via study, maybe best option. There are affordable options e.g. from AUD2000 per half year, and if you study 2 years you can apply for residency via points system:

Cheers Andrew

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