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LuckyLee 27th December 2010 05:23 AM

Hi Zenji,

Hearty congrats for securing the RIGHT JOB in your DREAM LAND!!!

Would like to know few things about backpackers.. .
How was the stay at Backpackers?
Did you book that in Advance?
How much was the weekly rate?
Regards
Lee

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zenji (Post 427518)
Hi guys,

I finally made the BIG move to Australia. That happened back in October. So many things happened but being and down I couldn't get back to the forum to update you on my progress.
Well, at last I have found time to break the silence!

As you all know, I was based in New Zealand on a work visa that restricted me to working for one employer - that really sucked like hell. I don't want to remember how tough that was for me but am glad God blessed me with Australian Permanent Residency.
Anyhow, on Sunday 17th October I finally relocated. My flights where set for Perth through Melbourne.
Prior to this I had arranged interviews with two local recruitment firms in Melbourne. On arrival, I obviously checked into a backpacker right in the middle of Melbourne(Flinders Street).
On Wednesday I had my first face to face interview and that went well. I then had three others and they all loved me. One employer pretty much offered me the job there and then.
Interestingly, I turned down that offer and hoped to get offered a job by my first interviewer. I was so wrong! They later turned me me down - lol...:D
Ohh, by the way I turned down the rest as well since they didn't meet my requirements.
Okay, so two weeks in Melbourne down and I had to move on as my flight to Perth was due. I had no idea what to expect in Perth as I hadn't set up any interviews but I was positive things would turn out right.

On reaching Perth I checked into another backpacker and did nothing for about two weeks. One day I saw an ad in the paper, called the guy up then saw him at 6pm and he offered me the job but I turned it down two days later.
I just didn't want to waste his time.

By now you must be wondering if I even found a job that met my "requirements" - :), well I did and you know what I was offered over $150,000! At this point I said yes, and have since lived like a KING.
You should see me, just sing Australian praises every day.
I must admit that this is a dream come true for me and I will forever call Australia home. I love it here, everything is great. I couldn't even start explaining because the list goes on and on.
One phrase sums it all - I AM PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN!

That's me. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the support.

Dennis
P.S - Look forward to seeing you guys in my country!:D


FrancisJames 27th December 2010 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zenji (Post 427518)
Hi guys,

I finally made the BIG move to Australia. That happened back in October. So many things happened but being and down I couldn't get back to the forum to update you on my progress.
Well, at last I have found time to break the silence!

As you all know, I was based in New Zealand on a work visa that restricted me to working for one employer - that really sucked like hell. I don't want to remember how tough that was for me but am glad God blessed me with Australian Permanent Residency.
Anyhow, on Sunday 17th October I finally relocated. My flights where set for Perth through Melbourne.
Prior to this I had arranged interviews with two local recruitment firms in Melbourne. On arrival, I obviously checked into a backpacker right in the middle of Melbourne(Flinders Street).
On Wednesday I had my first face to face interview and that went well. I then had three others and they all loved me. One employer pretty much offered me the job there and then.
Interestingly, I turned down that offer and hoped to get offered a job by my first interviewer. I was so wrong! They later turned me me down - lol...:D
Ohh, by the way I turned down the rest as well since they didn't meet my requirements.
Okay, so two weeks in Melbourne down and I had to move on as my flight to Perth was due. I had no idea what to expect in Perth as I hadn't set up any interviews but I was positive things would turn out right.

On reaching Perth I checked into another backpacker and did nothing for about two weeks. One day I saw an ad in the paper, called the guy up then saw him at 6pm and he offered me the job but I turned it down two days later.
I just didn't want to waste his time.

By now you must be wondering if I even found a job that met my "requirements" - :), well I did and you know what I was offered over $150,000! At this point I said yes, and have since lived like a KING.
You should see me, just sing Australian praises every day.
I must admit that this is a dream come true for me and I will forever call Australia home. I love it here, everything is great. I couldn't even start explaining because the list goes on and on.
One phrase sums it all - I AM PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN!

That's me. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the support.

Dennis
P.S - Look forward to seeing you guys in my country!:D

Hi there, I came over from New Zealand too and am really loving it here. We both lined up jobs before we left, sold the house to a cash buyer and bought an acreage property in Mount Nathan within easy commuting distance of work. Within months we'd achieved in Australia what was impossible in New Zealand, and we're better off to boot!

Can't believe how easy the lifestyle is here. New Zealand was such a grind. I'm sure the dream may rub off one day but for now it's all wonderful and we're very proud to be Australians (permanent residents) too.

jameswah 27th December 2010 03:03 PM

Congratulations. How many years experience do you have in the oil and as industry?

Zenji 28th December 2010 08:50 AM

Thanks.

I stayed at the YHA and it was very clean and nice. The kitchen area was abit small but nothing major for me as I hate cooking.

Yes, I booked the room in advance. Good hostels fill up pretty quickly so you much plan ahead.You could stil get a hostel without advance booking.

I paid AUD $174 per week.

I hope that helps.

Dennis

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuckyLee (Post 428052)
Hi Zenji,

Hearty congrats for securing the RIGHT JOB in your DREAM LAND!!!

Would like to know few things about backpackers.. .
How was the stay at Backpackers?
Did you book that in Advance?
How much was the weekly rate?
Regards
Lee


Zenji 28th December 2010 08:55 AM

Welcome to Australia. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrancisJames (Post 428087)
Hi there, I came over from New Zealand too and am really loving it here. We both lined up jobs before we left, sold the house to a cash buyer and bought an acreage property in Mount Nathan within easy commuting distance of work. Within months we'd achieved in Australia what was impossible in New Zealand, and we're better off to boot!

Can't believe how easy the lifestyle is here. New Zealand was such a grind. I'm sure the dream may rub off one day but for now it's all wonderful and we're very proud to be Australians (permanent residents) too.


Zenji 28th December 2010 09:06 AM

I don't have any experience in oil and gas.

Prior to this I was working within Residential / Commercial Construction for two years.


Quote:

Originally Posted by jameswah (Post 428290)
Congratulations. How many years experience do you have in the oil and as industry?


mohit2903 28th December 2010 12:20 PM

Gr8 news!! Congratulation!!
You had a gr8 start!!

semion 28th December 2010 03:52 PM

This is good news and encouragement to those of us still awaiting a positive result from DIAC regarding securing a good job in Australia.All the best man.

OLAA

celtic dancer 28th December 2010 07:47 PM

Hi Zenji,

I dont suppose the company you work for are looking for people with construction and civil site management experience are they?

Sounds like you have landed a fantastic job eh? Well done!

LuckyLee 29th December 2010 04:45 AM

Thanks a lot Dennis.... Really useful info....
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zenji (Post 428659)
Thanks.

I stayed at the YHA and it was very clean and nice. The kitchen area was abit small but nothing major for me as I hate cooking.

Yes, I booked the room in advance. Good hostels fill up pretty quickly so you much plan ahead.You could stil get a hostel without advance booking.

I paid AUD $174 per week.

I hope that helps.

Dennis



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