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Hi there, my fiance and I have recently moved to Sydney (3 month ago) on a permanent resident visa and so far we are absolutely loving Sydney - the people, site seeing, etc. It's a fantastic place! Unfortunately we are struggling to find employment ;) . We are both trained, experience Industrial Designers, my fiance specialise in yacht design and I am focused on the designing and developing for the consumer product industry. I have applied to adverts on seek, careerone, etc as well as contacting recruitment agencies (can not seem to find any that specialise in the field) as well as cold calling and emailing. There definitely seems to be companies out there doing this type of work but we not even getting call backs or interviews or a no thank you. I have written and re-written my CV and cover letter 100 times using information from books and websites on how to write an Australian CV. I think we are hitting a brick wall because we don't have Australian experience. How does one get Australian experience if no one seems interest to hire you. We have tried applying for the more entry level positions but still nothing. My fiance has gone as far as Queensland looking for work in the marine design industry. I know you just need to keep trying and be persistent but I'm start worry what I am not getting it or what do I need to do different? Does anyone have some tips or advice? I am keeping an open mind and trying to stay positive.

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Hi there, my fiance and I have recently moved to Sydney (3 month ago) on a permanent resident visa and so far we are absolutely loving Sydney - the people, site seeing, etc. It's a fantastic place! Unfortunately we are struggling to find employment ;) . We are both trained, experience Industrial Designers, my fiance specialise in yacht design and I am focused on the designing and developing for the consumer product industry. I have applied to adverts on seek, careerone, etc as well as contacting recruitment agencies (can not seem to find any that specialise in the field) as well as cold calling and emailing. There definitely seems to be companies out there doing this type of work but we not even getting call backs or interviews or a no thank you. I have written and re-written my CV and cover letter 100 times using information from books and websites on how to write an Australian CV. I think we are hitting a brick wall because we don't have Australian experience. How does one get Australian experience if no one seems interest to hire you. We have tried applying for the more entry level positions but still nothing. My fiance has gone as far as Queensland looking for work in the marine design industry. I know you just need to keep trying and be persistent but I'm start worry what I am not getting it or what do I need to do different? Does anyone have some tips or advice? I am keeping an open mind and trying to stay positive.

Hi,

I was given these two people to contact for assistance. I hope this will help.

diane@dimention-recruitment.com.au

ian@southerncrosspersonnel.com

We are still in Cape Town so it actually did not help me. Let me know if you get a reply from them.

Regards

David

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Hi Hayley

The only other advice I can offer is to get hold of the yellow pages, either online or a paper directory. Find the section for the companies that may make use of your experience, ie. Boatbuilders, your fiance will find that most of them may have a website listed, or at least an address. Either email them or write to them on paper and do a huge mail out, all you need is one of them to respond positively! I know of a few people that have found jobs this way.

Who knows you may find one that has not got as far as placing an ad yet!

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Thank you Davem and Mara. Davem I will try contacting these agents and see what happens. And Mara I have actually started the process as suggested but using the internet. I guess it is all part the process and one can never really prepare for the challenge of searching for work in a new country. Hopefully things will turn out ok. :ilikeit:

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