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Hi everyone, first post on the site and would like some advice on C.V's, my family and i are going to the Leeds expo in April after umming and ahhing for 3 years about emmigrating, now we have made a decision to move and i've read a few threads giving the advice to take a handfull of updated CV's to give out to prospective employment agents, my question is:- is an Australian C.V wrote out in the same format as a U.K C.V ? my C.V is about 2 yr old now and needs updating with my new employment details so now is a good time to change the format to appeal to an Australian audience.
Also does anybody know what the job prospects would be in OZ for myself, i am a chemical production technician with 16 yrs experience, is there much call for operators in Australia's oil/gas/chemical industry.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Hi there,

Welcome to the forum!

The Australian's call a CV a résumé. Here are some websites that give you an idea of how one should be set out.

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One thing to remember, the covering letter is almost as import as the résumé so take time crafting that as well.

Have you thought of going to an expo? I say that because if you are in your field/nursing/mining/have a trade, you could be offered sponsorship. I'd definitely contact a migration agent to get some guidance (particularly on which visa to apply for), their first consultation should be free with no obligation to sign up with them.

Good luck!

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cheers for the advice dolly, yes we are attending an expo next month so we need to update both our cv's, by the way my wife is a lecturer in historic and contextual studies (dont ask) at a local art college, would an expo be of benefit to her line of work aswell ?

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Hi there,
I went to the expo in Edinburgh a week ago and I just had my standard C.V that I use here. If you have a job that is in demand I dont think they are bothered about the standard of your cv. I will give you some advice though dont bother paying £5.00 for the seminars as they are a waste of time and are not informative. Your best bet is going around all of the stalls and get as much info as possible. I found it a really useful day but I had a headache by the time it had finished. I had an interview there and then which was a bonus.
write down questions that you want to ask so you dont forget.
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cheers Janice, it looks like our jobs aren't on the skill shortage list that i've seen (SOL) but i know mine is on the (ENSOL) so it might stand us in good stead at getting over there, fingers crossed.
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