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Just a note to all who are seeking a 457 visa for a job in Australia. If you try hard enough and work hard anyone can do this. My husband and I and our 2 young children moved out here last year on a 457 visa. We decided on a change and my husband found himself a job off his own back and hadn't even been to Australia before. (I had several times and therefore knew How wonderful it is) If you really want to go you have to work hard. Due to our age a 457 visa was our only hope of getting out here. My husband contacted every agency constantly, loads of companies, pestered them all of the time and worked every spare hour contacting different people and sending his CV off everywhere. After 6-7 months he had a couple of skype interviews and finally we got that job!! We paid for our own relocation, so don't always expect them to pay, however who cares when we are now living in paradise!
Just wanted to write this to give all of you ope who are seeking and trying to get a job out in Australia. DON'T GIVE UP. If you really really really want it you must work HARD and it WILL pay off. Hope this helps Best Wishes Brockham:)
 

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Hi Brockham

It is so nice to read positive and hope filled threads, thanks :)
 

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Let me join anj1976 in thanking you for your wonderful words. Many of us here have never stepped on Australian soil but is our dream to start a new life there. We too have our fears about survival in an almost unknown territory. But, your encouraging words did boost my optimism to put the fears to rest.
Thanks again!
 

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Jivesha it is you who has to make your mind up, trust me, no one's negativity touches you if you have made up your mind.. It is a beautiful country, people are more than beautiful.. It is not easy settling in, teh initial few days/weeks are a nightmare, when you dont have a job, you end up thinking every hour, what have i done but then once you settle down, you realise how good it is here.
 
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anj1976 said:
Jivesha it is you who has to make your mind up, trust me, no one's negativity touches you if you have made up your mind.. It is a beautiful country, people are more than beautiful.. It is not easy settling in, teh initial few days/weeks are a nightmare, when you dont have a job, you end up thinking every hour, what have i done but then once you settle down, you realise how good it is here.
Thanks for your post Anj1976. Being the sole bread winner of my family, the mind sometimes sways out of fear. It is heartening to read the optimistic posts. I'll make sure to mark your words to not to snap off during the initial days of hardship.
After reading your post I am eager to be there and experience the beauty first hand.
 

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I understand your situation, We came with a 8 month old, I could not work and my husband had to secure a job, when you save in rupees and spend in $$$$$ the bank balance starts shrinking but lucky for us, we got it, that one month was very stressful, we were at a friend's with 2 dogs and it was 4 degrees the day we reached, and then we started house hunting, job hunting, all at the same time but we both were very positive, as soon as he got a job, we got a house as well. It is all about timing, how much you follow up, if not in your field, you can get a job in some other field to start with, but you have to follow heaps, call every person you send your CV to, make your CV according to the opening, make a cover letter and then follow up the next morning, if you follow this pattern you wil get in in a month or max two.
 

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I must say you did put up a brave fight. Jobless in a new world at 4 degrees with a infant in hand is indeed an extremely tough time. Good to know that those hard times are things of the past. Your experience helps me understand how worse things can be. I have a five year old son and need to be prepared to face the tough situations.
There are many other readers who also have some kind of fear deep within. Let your posts give them enough support to face the real time turmoils.
Thanks!
 
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Thanks Brockham for sharing your story. It gives inspiration to others.

The Australian HR reps give so different stories to people requesting for job information or when applying for jobs. Most say, you will have a difficult time finding a job because you are overseas and have no local Australian experience. I wonder if the local Australian experience excuse is targeted more towards people that live in specific countries? I just have read of others being offered a job and being sponsored without ever setting foot in Australia. So when I hear this, it doesn't make sense.

However, I think in addition to his perseverance, your husband must have the skills and somewhat of an expertise in his occupation to give him the opportunity.

If I could ask an off topic question related to moving to Australia. Did you and your husband sell your house or currently renting your house? I've been reading in the forum about people being granted the visa and already getting ready for the move. But a lot don't mention that they have a worry about their house. Could it be most people just rent? Or they have already sold their house and majority of possessions to have less worry for the move?
 

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Just a note to all who are seeking a 457 visa for a job in Australia. If you try hard enough and work hard anyone can do this. My husband and I and our 2 young children moved out here last year on a 457 visa. We decided on a change and my husband found himself a job off his own back and hadn't even been to Australia before. (I had several times and therefore knew How wonderful it is) If you really want to go you have to work hard. Due to our age a 457 visa was our only hope of getting out here. My husband contacted every agency constantly, loads of companies, pestered them all of the time and worked every spare hour contacting different people and sending his CV off everywhere. After 6-7 months he had a couple of skype interviews and finally we got that job!! We paid for our own relocation, so don't always expect them to pay, however who cares when we are now living in paradise!
Just wanted to write this to give all of you ope who are seeking and trying to get a job out in Australia. DON'T GIVE UP. If you really really really want it you must work HARD and it WILL pay off. Hope this helps Best Wishes Brockham:)
Congratulations on your great success, it was nice to read your story. Could I ask which field of work your husband found a sponsorship for?

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Thanks Brockham for sharing your story. It gives inspiration to others.

The Australian HR reps give so different stories to people requesting for job information or when applying for jobs. Most say, you will have a difficult time finding a job because you are overseas and have no local Australian experience. I wonder if the local Australian experience excuse is targeted more towards people that live in specific countries? I just have read of others being offered a job and being sponsored without ever setting foot in Australia. So when I hear this, it doesn't make sense.

However, I think in addition to his perseverance, your husband must have the skills and somewhat of an expertise in his occupation to give him the opportunity.

If I could ask an off topic question related to moving to Australia. Did you and your husband sell your house or currently renting your house? I've been reading in the forum about people being granted the visa and already getting ready for the move. But a lot don't mention that they have a worry about their house. Could it be most people just rent? Or they have already sold their house and majority of possessions to have less worry for the move?
In the UK many people tend to buy rather than rent it has always been that way. We just rented out our house in the UK and will sell it once we get PR here.:) it's a massive commitment to move your family half way across the world, so you have to make that decision and go for it. We have NO regrets and our children will benefit for our decision:)
 

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Congratulations on your great success, it was nice to read your story. Could I ask which field of work your husband found a sponsorship for?

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:)My husbands in IT business. We knew we couldn't get PR from the points system, so our only way in was to get in was to get a company to sponsor him on a 457 visa. What ever line of work your in, if you can find someone to sponsor you then you can get in. It took lots of hard work and perseverance for several months. We had up and down times, but kept on going. Now we are here in Australia and loving every minute:)
 

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Most people I know from the forum coming form UK/US either rent out or if they are ok with sacrificing a bit they sell.
If the skill is in demand, no one minds sponsoring, also, form what I have noticed in so many years, the HR community is very strong here but those who are migrants are very open to giving a chance to new migrant. Very recently someone I know got a job after looking for 3-4 months, no one was giving her a chance but finally when she got one, the told her I am a migrant as well adn I can totally relate to what you are going through. It is fate as well as the timing, depends on whom you call, what mind set you find that person in, if he has had a good day, he might look at your CV there and then and ask you things and if he likes you he might just ask you to meet him.

Sorry for Hijacking your thread Brockham :)
 
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