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Gavin and Chantell
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:thumbdown: Hi

I have been looking for work for quite some time now.However I am struggling....I suppose this is to be expected.I never once thought it would be easy.

Can someone give me some advice as to what is the best way to go about this? I am registered on a number of job search web sites.I have had two or three recruitment agencies contact me,but that's about as far as it has gone.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Kind regards

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HI Gavin,

It's always more difficult to look for employment when you aren't actually in the country, so things to tend to take longer. You'll need to be very persistent. Agencies are one option, but becuase you aren't here in Oz, they probably aren't paying much attention - they want to get 5 people in front of their client within a week in order to secure their fee - this is not a comment on them (I've been in recruitment myself!) but simply a fact on the industry. You may want to consider contacting employers in your field, or any professional associations from your industry, and then contact companies directly?

But don;t stop applying for any jobs that you see on-line. I can and often does pay dividends.

Good luck!

Ajay

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Hi Gavin,

I would disagree with Ajay. I know a number of Kiwis who got jobs in Oz (Okay, none of them are Mechanical Engineers) This does create the question: Are you looking for work in Australia or New Zealand?

If you're not getting to the interview stage, then it may be your resume holding you back. You could contact the Institute of Mechanical Engineers for some help:

http://www.ipenz.org.nz/

(They're going to ask you to sign up)

Best of luck,

G

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Guest Larry

If you are looking for an engineering job in Australia, then Engineers Australia, which used to be known and the Institution of Engineers Australia, might be a better idea. They do a "Migration Skills Assessment" after which you may be able to join them.

Alternately, you can look at an employment agency that specialises in engineers, such as AAAI. I have never used them. - I got the name by "googling" "engineers australia".

But what is your area of speciality in mechanical engineering? - You say maintenance. - But maintenance of what?

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Hi

Thanks for the help .

Just to answer a few questions.Yes,I am currently based in New Zealand,and am looking to relocate to OZ.

I am a Mechancal maintenance engineer.In other words-Maintenance of engineering machines and equipment,overhauls,scheduling,preventataive maintenance and plant improvements to achieve higher and more efficient output of plant and factory production throughput.

I don't want to go into much detail but I think to put it all into one sentence,that pretty much explains it...

If you are in the industry it will make sense to you.

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Hi I am a process engineer working at a large engineering firm in Perth. (They also have offices in South Africa and South America) The company is struggling to find experienced mechanical engineers. If you are interested PM me your email address I will mail you my contact details and more details about the company and you can forward me your cv which I will then forward to HR.

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Hi Gavin,

Ek het vir jou 'n PM gestuur met 'n paar addresse en kontakte!

HTH

D <_<

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I would disagree with Ajay. I know a number of Kiwis who got jobs in Oz (Okay, none of them are Mechanical Engineers)

Just to clarify - I am not saying that it is not possible (see later where I say that persistance pays off) - just that it can take a bit longer to secure employment when you aren't in the country, especially if you need a sponsorship as well.

Cheers

Ajay

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Just to clarify - I am not saying that it is not possible (see later where I say that persistance pays off) - just that it can take a bit longer to secure employment when you aren't in the country, especially if you need a sponsorship as well.

Cheers

Ajay

Point taken,

Cheers,

G

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