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Old 16.01.2011, 14:14
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IT recruitment Australia

Does anyone know / have experience with any IT recruiters in Australia who offer sponsored / expat jobs?, also is it easy to get an employer to sponsor an employee?

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Old 16.01.2011, 14:20
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

For Linux specific skills, take a look at SAGE-AU - a few specialised recruiters hunt over there:

http://www.sage-au.org.au/

http://linux.org.au/jobs

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http://www.candle.com.au/

https://www.hays.com.au/main/default.aspx

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Old 16.01.2011, 14:27
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

Thanks for the links

I'm actually looking for Microsoft based roles (Sys Admin, Network Admin, MSSQL Admin).

I'm looking at Hays site at the moment, not much of those role, at least not in Melbourne

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For Linux specific skills, take a look at SAGE-AU - a few specialised recruiters hunt over there:

http://www.sage-au.org.au/

http://linux.org.au/jobs

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http://www.candle.com.au/

https://www.hays.com.au/main/default.aspx

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Old 16.01.2011, 14:33
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

Unless you already have Aussie citizenship or PR, you'd likely need a 457 Visa.

All the best in your quest Down Under.
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Old 16.01.2011, 14:49
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Unless you already have Aussie citizenship or PR, you'd likely need a 457 Visa.

All the best in your quest Down Under.
Ah, the wonderful 457 visa. Pay the same tax as the locals, but receive none of the benefits...
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Old 16.01.2011, 14:55
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

It does give a foreigner an opportunity to enter, work and stay in Australia at equal rates as well as "upgrade" to PR after a couple of years in "paradise".

Just like moving up from an L permit to B or C
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Old 16.01.2011, 15:03
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It does give a foreigner an opportunity to enter, work and stay in Australia at equal rates as well as "upgrade" to PR after a couple of years in "paradise".

Just like moving up from an L permit to B or C
But also places on them an obligation to get private medical insurance (at a higher rate than locals pay), bars you from any social payments and if you live in NSW or ACT, then you pay $4,500 - $6,500 a year for your kids to go to states schools. Upgrading to PR isn't nearly as easy as getting the B or C permit (it's effectively a B permit anyway).
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it here, but they're very cynical in the way they treat people with no political representation...
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Old 16.01.2011, 15:07
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Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it here, but they're very cynical in the way they treat people with no political representation...
As I too discovered in the 30 over trips to their shores within the last decade ( as well as working there in NSW & QLD ) before ending up here. CH and AU both have their pluses and minuses.
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Old 16.01.2011, 15:08
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But also places on them an obligation to get private medical insurance (at a higher rate than locals pay), bars you from any social payments and if you live in NSW or ACT, then you pay $4,500 - $6,500 a year for your kids to go to states schools. Upgrading to PR isn't nearly as easy as getting the B or C permit (it's effectively a B permit anyway).
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it here, but they're very cynical in the way they treat people with no political representation...
I think PR is equivalent to C permit which you get here after 10 years of being a temp resident.

Everything else is fine, for me it's paying for less stressful life and more freedom, facilities in addition to sun and ocean and most of all happy smiley friendly people
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I think PR is equivalent to C permit which you get here after 10 years of being a temp resident.

Everything else is fine, for me it's paying for less stressful life and more freedom and facilities in addition to sun and ocean
Sorry, I meant the 457 was equivalent to the B permit.
Things are pretty good here, really.
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Old 16.01.2011, 15:12
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As I too discovered in the 30 over trips to their shores within the last decade ( as well as working there in NSW & QLD ) before ending up here. CH and AU both have their pluses and minuses.
Quite right. An interesting statistic I read was that over half of all people from the UK who move out here on PR visas return in their first year.
I like it here, but just wouldn't mind a bit more stability than rolling one-year contracts (but that's my line of work, really).
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

No worries, if by here you mean OZ, then i surely know how good OZ is, i have been there 5 times last year, sometimes for weekends.....i totally love and miss melbourne, i even convinced 2 of my best friends to move over there to have some fun, now they love it and decided to forget about returning to CH forever

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Sorry, I meant the 457 was equivalent to the B permit.
Things are pretty good here, really.
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Old 16.01.2011, 15:17
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

Linking two threads that might be useful as food for thought:

Australia v Switzerland

Switzerland compared to Australia

As you would know, it is a wonderful place not only for the sun and beach, but wildlife ( birds if I may add ) and nature ( probably as good as NZ ).
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Linking two threads that might be useful as food for thought:

Australia v Switzerland

Switzerland compared to Australia

As you would know, it is a wonderful place not only for the sun and beach, but wildlife ( birds if I may add ) and nature ( probably as good as NZ ).
Not wrong!

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I'd say Australia pips NZ for wildlife as a lot of NZ wildlife was heavily hit by rats and stoats, wiping out a lot of species. Went for a bit of a walk over the bush yesterday and saw a few nice birds (particularly happy about the Chestnut-rumped Heathwrens - shy birds, those)
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

When I left Brissie in 2007 for Geneva, it was 70 rappen for an Aussie Dollar. Today it is at par. However, some prices in AU are still are on the high side ( 4 dollars for a sandwich for example and the rising cost of gadgets - Gerry Harvey and his GST on Internet tax )
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

The 457 visa for foreigners will be fast tracked to just 5 days in QLD.

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Visa approval will be sped up, to just five days, for temporary overseas workers if an employer is unable to find skilled local workers to do the job, Julia Gillard said.
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The 457 visa for foreigners will be fast tracked to just 5 days in QLD.



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Wow! Mine took months - not just because the person dealing with it went on holiday for a month and didn't think to transfer on the case...
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

Perhaps it is part of the Sunshine State's Smart strategy.
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Re: IT recruitment Australia

From geeks to globetrotters: the IT crowd switches to contracting

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures there are about one million independent contractors in Australia, making up about 9.3 per cent of the total workforce.

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