i am thinking to apply for an australian visa.I am a Java/J2ee 8+ years exp guy.
i have not started the process,now in a dilemma after reading your post.
Is the market in Australia so bad ??One of my acquaintances traveled to australia this year in March and got
the job within 2 months and now settled.he was a Java resource only.
please reply back with your views.
Could be the place where you are,has less jobs ? i dont know.
As i have mentioned, its 4 months now. I've got only one interview so far(Answered all the questions, but they need only commercial experienced resource , I am unlucky). I don't know the reason.
I think, my resume is not good, or my English, I don't know, I didn't get any clue.
I am thinking about going back. I don't see any companies contacting me, only agencies and they expect you to know everything they list.
You can see lot of jobs in seek. but no response for the mails I've sent.
You can apply, and don't quit and come here. Please find a job and then travel to Australia. That would be the smart thing to do.
If you have some one to help/refer its really great, you have a great chance. I don't have anyone.
I meet a guy and he is asking me to work for free without any proof.(No Letter, I have to change my area of expertise to PHP, I need to shift nearer to him and many constraints, I said thank you.), he didn't even asked my resume to help (at least for name sake), I felt really really bad.
I don't wait too log, I cant afford here without job.
If possible, please give your friend's contact detail(With his permission), for any kind of reference.
Its very unfortunate that you are not able to get a job in Australia - i can understand the emotional stress you are going through now..
Are you living in Sydney/Melbourne? I guess the place you live also does have some relevance to your job search.
Since you are java guy, i hope you might have more opportunities.. Did you tried in Telstra? I was able to find some openings in their careers page. Maybe you can check them.
Also, i advise you not to lose hope. It is always difficult to get your first job in a new country and it will be a real challenge.I would for the time being to try as freelancer.
Also there are some websites which offer online java development which also pays you. I have some friends both in Sydney & Melbourne but dont know to what extent they might be able to help you..
Anyways i will definitely check with them..
Dont lose hope and try again.. You will definitely get it...
I am developing project (just keep the things in touch and learning new things), reading articles, started writing blog.
Even, If i sent my profile to any job openings, I am not getting response. I couldn't figure out the problem. Whether my resume is not good or the break or my cover letter. I don't know.
(Please, excuse me for using harsh words). Practically speaking, will you refer a guy who has 5 months break or will you choose a guy who is working at the moment. This question really really dumps me, always.
I didn't cry till now, I know it will happen soon.