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Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Australia, Guest Posts, Work in Australia |

Lucrative Job Opportunities in Australia

So you are looking for a new career, maybe you are at a crossroad in your current job or you have recently graduated and don’t know what to do next. Either way, choosing the right position for you is integral to your future growth, but it can also be confusing. Australia has a wealth of opportunities for new career paths and even though we are living in a world of austerity, there are certain career paths that are not only enjoyable but also extremely lucrative. Here are some of the most lucrative careers to start considering today. Engineering Are you an inquisitive person? Do you get excited by learning how things work and why they work? If this sounds like you, then you should give the field of engineering some thought. Engineering is a very broad career path to take, with people employed within the sciences, mining construction companies, architecture and technology. With a career in engineering the possibilities are endless – you could be designing new eco-friendly technology or constructing the latest mining innovation. Mining and construction topped the 2012 highest wage list last year, with many workers earning more than $2200 a week which is double the pay of 20 years ago. If this sounds like a career path that you wish to take, then you may need to look at the training requirements for engineers. Ordinarily this will include a degree in engineering or a related subject and on the job training. However there are some firms that also encourage apprenticeships for passionate graduates and school leavers. Accounting and Finance If you have a distinct aptitude for numbers and finance, then you may want to consider a rewarding financial career. Again, there is a vast wealth of jobs under this umbrella term all the way from bank cashiers through to management positions. If you wish to help a company grow and develop then an accounting career may be perfect for you. Positions within the accounting sector can be challenging as you have to use your initiative to make sure companies are staying on the right financial...

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Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Australia, Australia Working Holiday, Work in Australia |

Why you should work in Australia?

Why you should work in Australia You probably already know what Working Holiday is and how to get Australian working holiday visa. We write about it all the time. However there is one very important question which you probably ask yourself – Why? Why to work in Australia, why to travel in Australia… Why Australia? That is actually very easy question to answer. Everybody talk about global finance crisis, a lot of countries suffer from it, but Australia remained relatively untouched by these negative effects. The extensive reserves of coal iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources in Australia are attracting a lot of foreign investors and keep the economic in great levels. Also the country is leading tourist destination and its popularity is growing daily. This lead us to several reasons to work in Australia. Make some serious cash! Even tough the costs of living in Australia is high (higher than United Kingdom, Ireland and USA for sure) – the pay there is even higher! Australia offer one of the best average salaries in the world. You could easily make some serious cash, often double than your current one. In some job sectors the payment is even higher – one week wage is the same as one month in UK/USA. Even with the higher living costs there you could make as much as triple your average wage. Let’s be honest – this is pretty big reason to work in Australia! Job opportunities The unemployment rate in Australia is incredibly low – 5.2% (November 2012). While in other countries there is job shortage (several unemployed workers for one job opening), Australia has skilled workers shortage (more job openings than suitable skilled workers). This shortage gives lot opportunities to find good job with great payment. Even tough there is 6 month restriction for working with the same employer – finding good job twice for year in Australia is much easier than finding job in other countries (including United Kingdom/USA/Ireland). If you seek job in specific area you may have to send a lot of resumes, but...

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Posted on Aug 4, 2008 in Australia Working Holiday, Work in Australia |

Can I work more than 6 months?

“Can i work more than 6 months for one employer while on Working Holiday Visa in Australia?” We receive this question a lot. There are many situations when you need to stay for more than 6 months with your employer. Maybe even your employer want you for more. Whatever the reason is – you can not work for the same employer for more than 6 months. In the best case scenario you could request extension of your employment from the Australian Government, anyhow, these extensions are granted under very specific exceptional circumstances. Even then you’ll be allowed to continue your work for less than month! The only workaround is if your employer’s company have branch in another city and you relocate in it. We’ll show you one real-life example on the subject: A client of ours asked us a question regarding his current employment. He is obviously happy with his current employer, thus he would like to work for him a bit more. Here is how the conversation went. Mike: Welcome to the Visa First live chat! How can I help you today? VisaFirst client: Hey – I have been working for almost 6 months in a company and because of the visa status I have to stop after the 6 month period. My boss has offered me another position within the company. Can I take that for another 6 months or must I move on completely? Mike: You can work for that company only if you change offices. For example if you are working in Sydney and the company offers you a work in Perth. VisaFirst client: What if its….a bar..and they offered me position of manager? I can’t take it…and no he’s not willing to sponsor me 🙁 Mike: The working holiday program is designed for young people to travel across Australia. And that is why there is condition for 6 months employment. In order to stay in the same city you will need to change the employer. VisaFirst client: Grand. One more question – If I started on the 8th March, when are my 6 months...

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