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A question for all you IT bods in OZ

A question for all you IT bods in OZ

Old Aug 7th 2005, 8:23 am
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Hi,

We have heard a couple of things that are concerning us. I just wanted to find out whether they are true or not.....

1) there are more people looking for IT jobs in OZ than there are jobs
2) you have to take a step backwards when you get a job in Oz. My hubby is a project manager at the mo - would it be likely that he would have to go back to being a developer?

Would love to hear the experiences of people actually in the IT business in Oz.

Many thanks.

By the way Brisbane is the place that interests us most so info re Brisbane job market would be especially appreciated!
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Old Aug 8th 2005, 11:52 am
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I know 2 people who got jobs in Sydney with very little effort - one is a Citrix specialist going to EDS, got the job after sending a speculative email to a resource manager - $95k.

The other joined Touchbase (call centres) from NZ after doing some work for them. $100k+ salary.
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Old Aug 13th 2005, 6:27 pm
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Default Re: A question for all you IT bods in OZ

Originally Posted by liverpool girl
Hi,

We have heard a couple of things that are concerning us. I just wanted to find out whether they are true or not.....

1) there are more people looking for IT jobs in OZ than there are jobs
2) you have to take a step backwards when you get a job in Oz. My hubby is a project manager at the mo - would it be likely that he would have to go back to being a developer?

Would love to hear the experiences of people actually in the IT business in Oz.

Many thanks.

By the way Brisbane is the place that interests us most so info re Brisbane job market would be especially appreciated!

Hey!! Since when has being a developer been a step backward from being a project manager?? Project management is for failed developers!!! ;-)
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Old Aug 19th 2005, 2:19 am
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Hubby had to take a step backwards because he was more concerned about who he worked for. However within a year he was promoted to a better position than he had in the UK. Just need to wait for the pay to catch up to the UK one
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Default Re: A question for all you IT bods in OZ

Originally Posted by ukkiwi
I know 2 people who got jobs in Sydney with very little effort - one is a Citrix specialist going to EDS, got the job after sending a speculative email to a resource manager - $95k.

The other joined Touchbase (call centres) from NZ after doing some work for them. $100k+ salary.

What is EDS?
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 10:05 pm
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What is EDS?
EDS in Oz
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Old Jan 20th 2006, 12:25 am
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Hey!! Since when has being a developer been a step backward from being a project manager?? Project management is for failed developers!!! ;-)
Yes, most PMs wouldn't be able to do a developer's job, they haven't got the technical ability !
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Yes, most PMs wouldn't be able to do a developer's job, they haven't got the technical ability !
But they might deliver in time!
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But they might deliver in time!
I've got a book on "web page design in easy steps"

Can I claim my developers badge

(JB in failed developer mode)
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I've got a book on "web page design in easy steps"

Can I claim my developers badge

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Only if you've used the book as a pillow, coffee cup coaster and paper weight, are you allowed.
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Did all the interviews in London before I moved and had a couple of calls from Oz office to confirm and had my job before I aqrrived. Salary pretty much equivalent to what I was earning in the UK. I have put a new post on the employment forum - if you're interested, drop me CV by email to [email protected]
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