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Hi all,
Its now more then one month for my job search as software developer and i suspect it may take long. I am looking for clue from seasoned folks how to get casual work fast. Most work i find in seek are driver and construction labour. For migrants with no au exp what could be manageable casual work and how to get it?
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If you are in AU you could walk into a restaurant chain or grocery store and they have shift-work casual jobs. Look at the places that hire students.

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Its now more then one month for my job search as software developer and i suspect it may take long. I am looking for clue from seasoned folks how to get casual work fast. Most work i find in seek are driver and construction labour. For migrants with no au exp what could be manageable casual work and how to get it?
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Thanks for the reply. I am in sydney but i dont see any job opening board anywhere. It would be too painful to go to every shop and inquire if they have any vacancy. I suspect there shud be better way but i am not getting it. I tried searching on news paper but there also i didnt find anything interesting,
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Hi,

If you feel too embarassed to ask in person, get a phone book and call businesses in your area.

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Hi Ashish,

If it's too painful going to every shop then you don't want the money enough yet

This may not suit you but if you don't mind interviewing people try market research interviewing with Roy Morgan. They are a respected company and they pay about $20 an hour.
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There are other research firms too such as Loyalty zone and sometimes you can find mystery shopper jobs.

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If it's too painful going to every shop then you don't want the money enough yet

This may not suit you but if you don't mind interviewing people try market research interviewing with Roy Morgan. They are a respected company and they pay about $20 an hour.
[Roy Morgan Research] Careers at Roy Morgan Research

There are other research firms too such as Loyalty zone and sometimes you can find mystery shopper jobs.

Regards,
Karen
Excellent link Karen. Thank you very much. I have been looking for this for quite some time now.

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Its now more then one month for my job search as software developer and i suspect it may take long. I am looking for clue from seasoned folks how to get casual work fast. Most work i find in seek are driver and construction labour. For migrants with no au exp what could be manageable casual work and how to get it?
Thanks
try processing plant labour worker. in some cases you work 40 hr per week but over 4 days so you get three days to find a job in your field

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Hi Ashish

I understand your situation pretty well. Dude If you really need a job you may have to go around knocking doors. Let us face it.

Dont lose hope. Being a software engineer you should be able to land job some where. Just be Patient. By the way what is your specialization. I believe there are a lot of openings in IT out there.

Try all the consultancies. Be confident. All the best dude..

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Hi,

If u want to get part time job till u get ur job in software..............the best method for getting part time job is ask students, they can give really good inputs.

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Hi Ashish

I understand your situation pretty well. Dude If you really need a job you may have to go around knocking doors. Let us face it.

Dont lose hope. Being a software engineer you should be able to land job some where. Just be Patient. By the way what is your specialization. I believe there are a lot of openings in IT out there.

Try all the consultancies. Be confident. All the best dude..

Regards
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I am thankful to all of you for giving useful advice.
I would like to clarify few points raised during reply:
  1. Instead of pain what i mean was that if i have to go and ask each shop it would be very timeconsuming and inefficient way of finding job. I dont know better way thats y i am asking
  2. I am embedded software engineer with exp in dev and testing. I see few jobs in testing which i can make it
  3. I did some IT support work but with 4 year exp i become unsuitable for graduate role and i dont have full 4 year IT admin exp to get experience IT job

I have good dev exp so lets see when i get it
Thanks for all the help,
regards,
Ashish

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