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Poll - Skills in demand vs ease of finding employment

View Poll Results: Was your skill on MODL/skill shortage and have you found work in that profession?
My skill IS on MODL/other skill shortage list and it was EASY to find work using that skill
14
34.15%
My skill IS on MODL/other skill shortage list and it was HARD to find work using that skill
9
21.95%
My skill IS on MODL/other skill shortage list but I am having to work in a different profession
3
7.32%
My skill IS on MODL/other skill shortage list but I'm unemployed
3
7.32%
My skill is NOT on MODL/other skill shortage list and it was EASY to find work
8
19.51%
My skill is NOT on MODL/other skill shortage list and it was HARD to find work
3
7.32%
My skill is NOT on MODL/other skill shortage list and I'm unemployed
1
2.44%
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Poll - Skills in demand vs ease of finding employment

Old Feb 10th 2006, 7:53 am
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Default Poll - Was your occupation on a shortage list and how easy was it to find employment?

There have been a few threads on here saying that even though peoples skills were on the in demand / shortage lists, they've had trouble finding work in their own profession.

So, I wondered whether people would like to contribute to a poll on this.

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Default Re: Poll - Was your occupation on a shortage list and how easy was it to find employment?

Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
There have been a few threads on here saying that even though peoples skills were on the in demand / shortage lists, they've had trouble finding work in their own profession.

So, I wondered whether people would like to contribute to a poll on this.

Thanks for your input

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I voted, "not on modl list and easy" but it was not really easy, just felt this was the best option because I know how hard some people find it to get a job, mine took 8 weeks to get after months of fighting to get my skills assessed as a teacher
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Thanks - would anyone else like to contribute their experiences?

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I answered not MODL & easy. Arrived on Sunday, got offered 4 jobs on Wednesday, started the next Monday. Too easy. I'm in engineeriing & that's white hot in Perth at the moment.
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hi,
both in health/nurses. Walked into jobs within days and I have to keep turning down offers of part time 'write your own roster' jobs!!

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On MODL and easy,

Air con engineer - speaks for itself really!!
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Thanks for votes so far - would anyone else like to contribute?

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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Thanks for votes so far - would anyone else like to contribute?

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I'm a solicitor (not on the MODL) and when we came out to validate last July I saw a recruitment agency on the Monday and had been offered a job by the Friday. (Unfortunately though I can only work as a paralegal until I've re-qualified as a solicitor in Queensland. )

The firm were happy to wait until we arrived here for good and I start work on Monday
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I'm social worker (not on Modl - skills assessed) and voted for it was hard. I still don't work as a social worker, but there wasn't a have-to-work-in-another-occupation-option. Three months and still surviving on some casual jobs... it starts getting me...
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I'm social worker (not on Modl - skills assessed) and voted for it was hard. I still don't work as a social worker, but there wasn't a have-to-work-in-another-occupation-option. Three months and still surviving on some casual jobs... it starts getting me...
Try option 3 Margoo!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Try option 3 Margoo!!!!!!

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Social Work is NOT on Modl/other skill shortage list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IT Project Manager, I've been offered the first job I applied for but it's taken just over a month to get from application to offer.
One thing I've found here is it's not unusual for the same job to be advertised by 10 different agents and them all to reckon they are the preferred supplier.
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Originally Posted by spottydog
IT Project Manager, I've been offered the first job I applied for but it's taken just over a month to get from application to offer.
Do you think that may have been due to the time of year spottydog?

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Anyone else like to contribute?

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Default Re: Poll - Skills in demand vs ease of finding employment

Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Do you think that may have been due to the time of year spottydog?

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Partially but all the way through the process it seems to have been:

Hear nothing for ages, then want interview next day.
Hear nothing for ages then want second interview next day.
Hear nothing for ages then want references immediately.
Now I seem to be back on the hear nothing for ages period while waiting for the paperwork from them then I guess they will want me to start yesterday.

I'm also still getting calls from agents saying just received your Resume and I emailed it to them 3 or 4 weeks ago.
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