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Finding work - how easy is it?

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emasonhome
9/25/2018 11:29 EST

Hi,

Can anyone share their thoughts/experience on how easy it is for a British foreigner to find work in Australia?

Can you recommend where's best to search for employment opportunities, i.e. job sites, employment agencies, etc.?

What is the employment culture like and how does that differ to the UK?

Thanks in advance!

bardwellmatting
1/27/2020 03:38 EST

it's not so much easy.

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mchaves
9/25/2019 00:09 EST

Without getting into details about yourself, I live in Brisbane that's the overall picture.

Despite Media, Australian Government not admitting, we have been in recession for a while (since 2013).
The unemployment rate is 5.3% but in reality it's much higher than that, maybe 10-12%. The government has some tricks in the criteria/formula that doesnt let the unemployment rate go up.

Unless you have something lined up, I would not recommend you to resign from your current job and come to Australia. I am also an immigrant and
the situation here is not good for expats (it's actually worse for Aussies since majority dont' have higher education).
I reckon everywhere is no different, but if you have job there, you are ok, worst thing is to come here and
stay unemployed for 6 months or more draining your savings.

Just google "australia job cuts", you will see how many companies collapsed and how many people got laid off.

Hope this helps.

Cheers.

Courandzi
6/27/2019 12:45 EST

Greetings, buddy. British expats are pretty good at Australia, only the pronunciation of the minuses. And in fact, there are no problems and cannot be - Australia is a developed country. Now I will answer the question about work. Yes, there are some questions, but the job crawler, such as https://au.jobsora.com/, for example, solves almost all problems. And, it turns out you just have to negotiate and go to the interview, perhaps it will be possible to organize all this through Skype.

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