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Forum: Australia
Dec 9th 2010, 7:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By mecheng

Re: O&G Recruitment Agencies

Thanks for the advice. I guess it all comes down to what stage in the project lifecylce as to the demand for certain roles/experience. Networking is always a challenge and my networls don't tend to...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 8th 2010, 7:07 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,284
Posted By mecheng

Re: Oprah Visit vz

I can't understand either what all the fuss is about...Australia's bending over backwards and I doubt there'll be any increase in tourism as a result. As long as the exchange rate is shite then don't...
Forum: Australia
Dec 8th 2010, 6:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By mecheng

Re: O&G Recruitment Agencies

Not to sound like a pompous git but I've got a good grip on the main players and it's a trickle of eng positions at present despite all the talk. In addition, most of the recruitment, which is true...
Forum: Australia
Dec 7th 2010, 7:06 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By mecheng

Re: Keeping a UK bank account

I've still got an active UK bank account depiste living in Australia. You'll find that you can change your address to any country when logged into your account, and that's what I did...never spoke to...
Forum: Australia
Dec 7th 2010, 7:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By mecheng

Re: O&G Recruitment Agencies

You said it Amazulu - trying to find the half decent from the crap is extremely difficult. I'm not necessarily looking at going contract...I'm fine with permanent but it all depends what's on offer,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 6th 2010, 5:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By mecheng

Re: O&G Recruitment Agencies

Thanks for the feedback Amazulu. Agencies are never a first resort for a job but they're unavoildable sometimes.
Forum: Australia
Dec 6th 2010, 2:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By mecheng

O&G Recruitment Agencies

Can anyone recommend a good recruitment agency/agencies specialising in engineering positions for the oil industry in Perth &/or Brisbane. It seems that every man and his dog has jumped on the...
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2010, 6:10 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,238
Posted By mecheng

Re: Latest Ambit WA Engineering salary index

You're right in that there's no such thing as job-security - not in this day and age. It's a myth to think that a company would consider the employee before its own interests. I think at the...
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2010, 6:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By mecheng

Re: Should I take the offer or no?

I think you know the answer to your own question even before putting it on this forum. You're just hoping to hear a reason why you should go and do it.
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2010, 6:01 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,922
Posted By mecheng

Re: Sydney living cost estimates

Sydney is an expensive city, not least housing. Unfortunately, non-finance job salaries don't always reflect its "expensiveness". I'm sure there's a great deal of people out there who hope that the...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2010, 11:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By mecheng

Re: Just Moved to Syd .... Need advice on rental locations?

All I can suggest is that you ensure it's close to a train station (usually preferable to bus in Sydney) and convenient location for work.
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2010, 11:41 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,922
Posted By mecheng

Re: Sydney living cost estimates

RENT:- depends on where you live but given there are 3 of you, you'll require a 2 bedroom apartment as a minimum. Rent will depend on where you live but if you're living inner city (approx. 10km of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 18th 2010, 10:31 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By mecheng

Re: Tips For Successful Renting

Geez, don't be too direct with such a mass generalisation. I've had plenty of pain in-the-butt landlords who weren't Italian or Greek.
Forum: Australia
Apr 18th 2010, 10:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By mecheng

Re: Mechanical Engineer-Where to move??

I would advise doing a job search through the normal channels to get a basic idea, i.e. seek, mycareer etc. One of the earlier posts suggested Melbourne or Sydney are rubbish for engineering, they're...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 18th 2009, 9:48 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mecheng

Re: Does anyone know what "ASAP" means ?

Hang your head in shame.
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2009, 9:30 pm
Replies: 714
Views: 60,439
Posted By mecheng

Re: I DON'T LIKE LIVING IN AUSTRALIA BECAUSE...

williamos, don't get offended by this but you tend to generalise in many of your posts about what Australians believe and the perceptions one has of Australia. I may be standing out from the crowd...
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2009, 9:24 pm
Replies: 714
Views: 60,439
Posted By mecheng

Re: I DON'T LIKE LIVING IN AUSTRALIA BECAUSE...

I have been coming through Heathrow at least once a month for well over a year and not once have I seen any customs personnel in either channel. I have landed in the morning, afternoon and night....
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2009, 4:16 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,141
Posted By mecheng

Re: CV Layout for OZ?!

I can only speak from my background in the engineering industry but unless you've been working more than 10/15 years, don't go over 2 pages for the CV/resume. I would ditch the career vision...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 27th 2009, 3:37 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By mecheng

Re: America Thinks It Owns The Internet

The sad thing is that after reading your post, people will actually try it.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 27th 2009, 9:23 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,405
Posted By mecheng

Re: Not long to go and the Inland Revenue call me to say I owe them money

The UK government changed the rules over the last year regarding residency and non-domecile status which means you're pretty much stuffed.

I thought the UK banks would tax your account as normal...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 27th 2009, 9:18 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By mecheng

Re: Flying at Xmas? Potential BA cabin crew strike!

I'll be honest and say that I only choose to fly BA when travelling within Europe. They are quite reliable and I have been using them at least once a month for well over a year. As long as the strike...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2009, 9:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By mecheng

Re: Travel Insurance on one-way ticket?

I've used the Post Office as they also offer one-way travel insurance and it's cheaper and just as extensive if not more. However this can only be done over the phone.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 26th 2009, 8:19 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,251
Posted By mecheng

Re: Working vs not Working- The hard Question.

I agree in the comments here recommending you make a phone call as opposed to email. In interviews when they have asked me if I have any questions, as a last question, I usually ask can you give me...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 26th 2009, 8:09 pm
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2009, 7:58 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By mecheng

Re: Centerlink

You must be joking! People must be using this forum for a laugh now or maybe they always did.
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