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Nadine Myers
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I would like to know where people who have managed to find work in Australia have found work.  Where did they look, and in particular, where they found their particular job.  Was it through networks, particular websites, direct with companies, through recruitment agencies, or other.

February 1, 2009 at 7:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Juan-Pierre Rossouw
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I was living in the UK at the time when I started emailing my Resume to Recruitment agencies in Australia.I notified them of my arrival in Australia and they called me the same day as I entered Australia.When I got to the Gold Coast it was just a matter of going into their office for registration and I started working the day after.

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March 3, 2009 at 12:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadsyg
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I moved to Australia a few years ago and waited until I arrived before applying for jobs because I was told that Australian employers want to actually meet with you.  It took me about two weeks to find a job once I arrived, and I joined agencies as well as applying for jobs directly.  The job that I ended up getting was one that was advertised on www.careerone.com.au by the company directly. 

March 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

DGOMILLION
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Need help finding employers who sponser visa's. In the Field of Project engineer.

March 29, 2009 at 9:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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Hey there, do you have a particular area of Australia you want to live in?  I have a few contacts who are specifically looking for Project Engineers.  Do you have a resume you can send me for a free assessment, and I can then forward on to my contacts?  My email address is nadine@nabthatjob.com .

March 30, 2009 at 10:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

snss
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  1. hi nadine, i am a j2ee computing professional. would like to know if there is any sponsorship opportunity around?
April 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mandy Frost
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I found this tip useful - My sister made a list of her top ten companies that she wanted to work for and then posted (and emailed) her portfolio and resume. The companies were not advertising for roles..however 2/10 called her the following week and she got a job at a magazine.

May 10, 2009 at 2:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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snss at 04:08PM on Apr 12, 2009

  1. hi nadine, i am a j2ee computing professional. would like to know if there is any sponsorship opportunity around?

Hi SNSS,


 

 

How is your jobsearch going?  Do you have a resume you can send me to nadine@nabthatjob.com?  I can then connect with some of my contacts in your area and see if there are any opportunities in your field.  Also, please advise what area of Australia (if any) is your preference to live.


 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!


 

 

Kind regards,


 

 

Nadine

Nab That Job

 


August 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Umesh Lad
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I have just registered on your website, but I can't seem to access the free "Mission : Find a job in Australia", could please let me know how I access this.

 

Regards,

 

James

August 25, 2009 at 4:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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Umesh Lad at 04:35PM on Aug 25, 2009

I have just registered on your website, but I can't seem to access the free "Mission : Find a job in Australia", could please let me know how I access this.

 

Regards,

 

James

Hi James,


You may not have received the link straight away, however you should have it by now.


Please let me know if you have not received it yet and I will send you the link so you can download the free eBook.  You also receive a bonus Australian Job Search Strategy as well, which I'm sure you will find useful.


Cheers,


Nadine

August 26, 2009 at 12:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

adalieth
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Hi there, I am Costa Rican and I have studies in Accounting and BIZ; is there a slighty chance to find sponsorship in South Australia? I can´t wait to make the move but the idea of getting there without a job terrifies me.

September 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

adalieth
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Hi there, I am Costa Rican and I have studies in Accounting and BIZ; is there a slighty chance to find sponsorship in South Australia? I can´t wait to make the move but the idea of getting there without a job terrifies me.

September 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Roxanne Campbell
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Hi Nadine,


I was wondering and reading some of the advice and was hoping you had some for me. I am a South African worked in the Middle east for 9 years currently a resort manager in Abu dhabi. I am looking at moving to Australia. I have been trying the email and online since May but has not ben very successful so decided to come down in Nov and look for a job personally. My partner lives in Sydney so Im looking into that region. Do you know of any Spa/Sports  recruitment agencies that I could try? I am in desperate need for some advice I have tried migration agents /embassies just any information would defnitley help.


Thank you Roxanne

September 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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Roxanne Campbell at 02:35PM on Sep 02, 2009

Hi Nadine,


I was wondering and reading some of the advice and was hoping you had some for me. I am a South African worked in the Middle east for 9 years currently a resort manager in Abu dhabi. I am looking at moving to Australia. I have been trying the email and online since May but has not ben very successful so decided to come down in Nov and look for a job personally. My partner lives in Sydney so Im looking into that region. Do you know of any Spa/Sports  recruitment agencies that I could try? I am in desperate need for some advice I have tried migration agents /embassies just any information would defnitley help.


Thank you Roxanne

Hi Roxanne,


Thank you for your message.


My first advice to you is - have you received your free eGuide on how to find a job in Australia?  It is called, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia" and you can claim it by going to: http://www.nabthatjob.com/findajobinaustralia.htm .  You also receive a bonus Job Search Strategy, which you will find very useful.


I would then recommend doing your free assessment of your resume to find out if there is anything that you are currently doing wrong, and to find out tips on how to improve your resume.  You can complete your free assessment at: http://www.nabthatjob.com/quickfreeassessment.htm .


It is fantastic that you are visiting Australia, and I imagine it must be tough for you being away from your partner.  Make sure you read the eGuide, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia", before you go so you can plan your strategy before you get there and put your best foot forward when you arrive.


I have not had any personal experience with any spa/sports recruitment agencies in Australia, however you may like to try the following websites:


Also check out the listing of job search websites, and reputable general Australian recruitment agencies, in the Successful Australian Job Search Strategy that comes with the free eGuide, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia".


Have you had your skills assessed for skilled migration?  If not, you can try my partner, Migration Guide, who do a free assessment on their website: www.migrationguide.com.au .


I hope this information is useful, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards,


Nadine Myers

September 6, 2009 at 8:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ginny09
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Hi Nadine,


I'm a Filipino. I'm into Sales and Marketing and i have also background in Agricultural Research.  I was wondering if there are companies who sponsors working visa. Since I might be migrating there in two years since my fiance is taking his law degree in Canberra, I was just wondering if i could hasten my move there by getting a job.


Hope you could help me. Thanks

September 8, 2009 at 1:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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Ginny09 at 01:42AM on Sep 08, 2009

Hi Nadine,


I'm a Filipino. I'm into Sales and Marketing and i have also background in Agricultural Research.  I was wondering if there are companies who sponsors working visa. Since I might be migrating there in two years since my fiance is taking his law degree in Canberra, I was just wondering if i could hasten my move there by getting a job.


Hope you could help me. Thanks

Hi Ginny09!


Thank you for the message.  There are some companies in Australia who sponsor overseas nationals.  However, competition can be fierce for these kinds of roles so you need to be quite skilled in your field, as well as be properly prepared and know how to approach Australian employers so that you meet their expectations.


If you have not already received your free copy of "Mission: Find a Job in Australia", I recommend that you go to the home page of www.nabthatjob.com and request your copy now as it is filled with valuable information on applying for jobs from overseas, and also finding suitable Australian employers to sponsor you.


Once you have read the eGuide, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia", let me know if you have any questions.


You might also like to contact a migration agent to find out whether you can get a work permit "on the back" of your partner's visa. 


All the best!

,


Nadine

September 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PK
Member
Posts: 2

Hello Nadine,

 

 

              I have been in Australia for little more than a year now. II was offered an a faculty position in an autralian uni which I acepted and we (my husband, 2 children and I) are now permanent residents. My husband was employed as General manager HR in a very successfull US MNC In India and made the move late last year. Unfortunately though, he has not been successful in getting a good break here ion Australia.

We would really appreciate your advice and help. I have already registered for the free book and will definitley go through that but would be grateful for any advice.

 

Regds

PK

September 12, 2009 at 6:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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PK at 06:20AM on Sep 12, 2009

Hello Nadine,

 

 

              I have been in Australia for little more than a year now. II was offered an a faculty position in an autralian uni which I acepted and we (my husband, 2 children and I) are now permanent residents. My husband was employed as General manager HR in a very successfull US MNC In India and made the move late last year. Unfortunately though, he has not been successful in getting a good break here ion Australia.

We would really appreciate your advice and help. I have already registered for the free book and will definitley go through that but would be grateful for any advice.

 

Regds

PK

Hey PK!


That's awesome you already have residency - getting in can be the hardest part.  Although I am sorry to hear that your husband is having difficulty finding employment in Australia. 


Which university are you working at?


Has your husband done the free assessment of his resume, which he can do by clicking the "Quick Free Assessment" button on the lefthand panel of this web page.  This will let your husband know the most important aspects of the resume that need to be in order.


If he stil feels that he needs further professional assistance, have your husband email his resume to me at nadine@nabthatjob.com and I will do a more in-depth assessment for him.


The resume plays a much heavier part in finding employment than many  people realise.


Also follow the tips in the free eGuide, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia", which explains how to tap into the 'hidden job market' in Australia.


I look forward to helping your husband to find employment in Australia.  He is in a very good industry!  But of course, I am biased :).


Where in Australia are you and your family living?


Cheers,


Nadine

September 12, 2009 at 8:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tamsyn
Member
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Hi Nadine!

My fiance and I are wanting to immigrate to australia and have been looking for a sponsor.  He is a Tool and die maker, which is one of the required skills, but we can't seem to find anyone willing to sponsor us.  Do you or does anyone else know of any toolmaking companies which would be willing to sponsor?

 

Thanks!

Tamsyn

September 13, 2009 at 5:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Nadine Myers
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Tamsyn at 05:31AM on Sep 13, 2009

Hi Nadine!

My fiance and I are wanting to immigrate to australia and have been looking for a sponsor.  He is a Tool and die maker, which is one of the required skills, but we can't seem to find anyone willing to sponsor us.  Do you or does anyone else know of any toolmaking companies which would be willing to sponsor?

 

Thanks!

Tamsyn

Hi Tamsyn!


Has our husband had his skills assessed?  If he has had experience as a supervisor, he might qualify for a skilled visa.  If not, toolmaking is a pretty specialised skill anyway, so to find a sponsor, the best thing to do is to build some relationships with some tool making organisations in Australia.  Phoning, emailing and visiting Australia and having a meeting with them are what I recommend.  Read through the eGuide, "Mission: Find a Job in Australia", and the bonus Australian Job Search Strategy and follow the instructions on tapping into the 'hidden job market' in Australia, networking and relationship building.


There is a company in Melbourne you might like to try, called Metal Form Group (www.metalform.com.au).  They have been around for around 30 years so are well established and may be open to sponsorship - it is certainly worth while inquiring with them.


You could also try James Walker (http://www.jameswalker.biz/australia/categories/toolmaking.html), who are an international organisation. 


Check out www.Seek.com.au and www.CareerOne.com.au for toolmaking jobs and see who is advertising and contact them.  Try also phoning the recruitment agencies who have been advertising some toolmaking positions on behalf of their clients, and have a discussion as to whether the Australian employer would be willing to sponsor your husband. 


I hope this information is useful for you, Tamsyn.  Let me know if you have any more questions.


Cheers!


Nadine



September 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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