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Old 02-04-2004, 05:50 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I will be arriving in Melbourne beginning of April and am hoping to get work as soon as possible on the admin side of things hopefully, but i have heard the job front aint too good in Mel at the minute, can anyone shed any light on this?
Also whats the party scene in Melbourne like as if i cant get a job i will just have to spend all my time partying )
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The night life in Melborne is pretty sweet, from the casino to the clubs and bars you will not have any problem finding something to do...

As for work, try this link as a start...

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Keep your ear to the ground and let people know your looking for work...will you be staying in hostels? there is normally a jobs boards in hostels...if your not staying there, try and pop into one just to take a look at the board...just some tips...

And WELCOME to da boards!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2004, 01:27 AM   #3
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Cheers for the info, well glad the nightlife is kickin, most important ;o)

No i will be staying in a house, I have 4 mates that will be arriving there before me so will be staying with them, hopefully they will have more info on the jobs front for when i get there!! If all else fails ill just have to try and meet me a rich ozzy guy haha ;o)
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hi,

I'm also planning on moving to Melbourne (from Boston, MA) in the near future.. hopefully as soon as I graduate in May.. but I'm not sure if that is going to be possible .. applying for a skilled visa right now (engineering) but I don't know if I'll hear back about it any time soon..

It seems like a lot of people who want to do the same thing are just entering on tourist visas and moving on from there.. but I don't know .. seems kind of hard to get sponsership from a company..lots of paperwork. I see tons of job postings for my field, but everyone wants someone who has permanent status..

Anyone have any other suggestions as to what to do? I can't wait to get back there -- I lived in Melb for two months for a school project.. I want to get back there as soon as possible!!
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Heres a link to Melbourne Nightlife

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A few good websites for finding work are:

www.seek.com.au
www.careerone.com.au
www.jobsearch.gov.au
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Right.. I've seen those sites,

but very few (if any) companys are offering sponsorship.. every time I make a call I hear it's only for Permanent Resident (with right to work).. it looks to be a similar situation here in the USA for non-nationals .. can't really work unless they say you can..

Which I am working on fixing (skilled labor visa entry) .. but this is very time consuming (6+ months, A$1300 registration, A$700 in independent skills assessments, and those take several weeks as well to process.......

It just seems like a lot of people talk about stepping foot in the country and getting a job on here.. but is this really possible?

Ugh I just wish my US citizenship was considered equivalent in AUS like UK or Irish citizenship is..
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