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Old Oct 31st 2010, 2:34 am   #31
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couple of things mate. First don't be put off with recruitment agencies giving you the stock answer of "ever thought about Sydney/ Perth/ Melbourne etc" as they always say this as it makes it easier for them to find you work - if you really love Bris then stick to your guns as something will come up

Secondly just so you know this time of year is the big push up in terms of jobs because organisations want people in place before the Xmas break. A lot of companies close over Xmas and nothing really happens in December & January so you need to really push your applications to get a job secured before the slow down if you can.

Thirdly, see as many recruitment agencies as you can and apply for as many jobs as you can. Chances are you may not get the level of work you are qualified to do as for some reason Aussies prefer Aussy experience so you may need to work yourself up the ladder, which if you're smart you can do pretty quickly. The main thing is to secure a job, any job [within reason]to begin with.

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couple of things mate. First don't be put off with recruitment agencies giving you the stock answer of "ever thought about Sydney/ Perth/ Melbourne etc" as they always say this as it makes it easier for them to find you work - if you really love Bris then stick to your guns as something will come up

Secondly just so you know this time of year is the big push up in terms of jobs because organisations want people in place before the Xmas break. A lot of companies close over Xmas and nothing really happens in December & January so you need to really push your applications to get a job secured before the slow down if you can.

Thirdly, see as many recruitment agencies as you can and apply for as many jobs as you can. Chances are you may not get the level of work you are qualified to do as for some reason Aussies prefer Aussy experience so you may need to work yourself up the ladder, which if you're smart you can do pretty quickly. The main thing is to secure a job, any job [within reason]to begin with.

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Cheers Mate,

Yep I realise this. I'm not fussy and have told all agencies so far I'm flexible on rates etc...

The big push will continue this week and I am applying to all and sundry.

Cheers for the help, it's greatly appreciated.
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Yep I realise this. I'm not fussy and have told all agencies so far I'm flexible on rates etc...

The big push will continue this week and I am applying to all and sundry.

Cheers for the help, it's greatly appreciated.
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Good luck with the job hunting, mate. Had a few dry spells myself this year, so I know how hard it can be.
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Thanks Vash.

Keeping our heads up.

Our container arrived about an hour ago. Busy offloading the boxes now.
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Our container arrived about an hour ago. Busy offloading the boxes now.
Ooooh . all exciting at yours then!
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Feels like Christmas.

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Had to go and buy a block of
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The pool table is already assembled.

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Only one block ?!!!
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Feels like Christmas.

Sod looking for jobs mate, just drink & enjoy the festivities and think of those of us who have to traipse back to the office later...
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Yep. Concentrating on there here and now. Sleeping in a BED for the first time in 2 months. Woo hoo!



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A few 4 litre boxes of wine too, just in case!



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Oh unpacking, I remember how good that felt
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Nowt broken so far? Anyway the booze will ease the pain...
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Nowt broken so far? Anyway the booze will ease the pain...
One glass salad bowl in a pile of glass and cheap B&Q mirror frame came apart at the corners. The glass mirror is still fine, so we'll get that reframed.

Still got lots to open still, but looking good so far.

Beds all assembled and most bulky furniture items in the right places and assembled.

I tell you what though, our wall hanging pictures look miniature in this place.
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What do you think of the area you have moved into ? We our moving to Brissy in Jan Feb time so getting nervous as each day passes lol
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