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How long did it take you to get a job?

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  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty Perth
    Posts: 671Member
    @clickbuddy2009 saalamat brad! 6 months contract/probation pa... :-)

    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
    August 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    March 2019 - Sit in Citizenship Exam/Interview

    • Passed same day
      May 2019 - Citizenship Ceremony
      June 2019 - Au Passport received
  • kpamskpams Iligan City
    Posts: 11Member
    @dhey_almighty how or where do you find these kinds of work? we are coming in by june or july and even though independent skilled yung entry ng husband ko, he is yet to find a job, and kami naman will work kahit saan basta legit :)

    EOI: 2014-09; 189 Lodged: 2014-19-11; Medicals: 2014-05-12; Additional Meds (Pedia Assessment) Done: 2015-05-02; CO: 2015-05-02; Additional Meds Received by DIBP: 2015-23-02

  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty Perth
    Posts: 671Member
    @kpams thru seek po mam...

    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
    August 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    March 2019 - Sit in Citizenship Exam/Interview

    • Passed same day
      May 2019 - Citizenship Ceremony
      June 2019 - Au Passport received
  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 158Member
    just want to share it took 3 months before i got the job related in engineering field.
    i am test product engineer in singapore for 6 yrs then migrate dito.
    for the first 3 months madami tawag puro head hunter but it did not push through.

    so seek ng seek and i attended engineers australia seminar related to my field.
    since wala akong "local" experience I used this seminar as my "integration" path with Australian culture etc...

    I was asked like what am I doing? Sabi ko I'm a member Engineers Australia (nagpamember po ako discounted if new migrant) ... I attended technical seminar and symposium ...
    Doon din sa inattend ko seminar ng engineers australia tips resume writing, networking is very important, linkedin is the thing here and local experience does not mean work it could mean "integration " with their culture so pwede trabaho,seminar,short courses etc.

    Wala po akong kakilala sa company ko now , nagpasa lang ako online .
    Pero it works but during my interview phase check ko linkedn who are my 2nd connection , colleague of former colleagues ayun add ko sa linkedn etc and that's networking comes in.

    Syempre dasal madaming dasal. Nasa line of work pa din engineering position permanent role. Lahat inapplyan ko dati pati technician role .
    I want to give credit sa asawa ko kasi sya nagsabi na wag na ako maglocal work , hanap diretso kasi pag naging busy na ako sa odd job I might miss yung opportunity.

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,215Member
    hi @rylynn anong industry napasukan mo, sa brisbane din ba?

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 158Member
    edited March 2015
    @wizardofOZ medical devices ngayon (before semiconductor industry ) ako, yes dito po sa Brisbane area.

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,215Member
    @rylynn ah oks thanks.. hopefully makahanap din ako sa Sydney area..

    Kapag wala hanap ako ibang State/City

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 158Member
    Regarding referees , may interview sa company namin pinoy last few weeks back ..
    pero ginawang referees were from overseas lahat so mahirap makontak. Naginterview pa sila iba. So in the end di nakuha..

    tips for referees may mga totoo naman na dating colleagues na ngmigrate din dito .
    Dati yung QA manager namin sa Pinas (QA engineer defence company) melbourne dito.
    So sya nilagay ko though nagwork kami 6 years ago, kakilala naman ako.
    sa referees nilagay ko sya XYX , former QA manager ABC company , contact number (current position ,current company) , 2 na former colleague ko nandito nilagay ko.

    tapos yung director ko sa singapore d na nila tinawagan.
    yung dalawa nandito. Networking pinakaimportante. May mga Overseas qualified tips sa mga members ng engineers australia. will post it here shortly.

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • ForeverBeautyAddictForeverBeautyAddict Melbourne
    Posts: 8Member
    Hi Everyone!

    I'm still on job search too but believe that I'm at the tail end. (insert most hopeful face here!) Waiting on feedback from 1st/2nd interviews. Anyway, for anyone who's confused where to start.. especially with resume writing... I'm posting the format I used that has gotten me several interviews so far. Genuinely hope this helps! Had to learn it the hard way.

    [Present however you want, the list below contains the information I included and the order I placed it in]

    [Name]
    Note: It helps to just display the (formal) name that you are usually called with (no, not nickname) and your last name. Treat this as your brand; this is the first thing hiring managers/recruiters see. E.g. I have 3 first names so I just displayed my preferred name + last name.

    [Contact Details]
    Note: The basics – phone no., email address (business/professional one, no [email protected]), LinkedIn URL

    [Profile]
    Note: A bulleted list of your key qualifications, experiences and skills. Treat this as your mini-cover letter. Again, this is the first thing hiring managers/recruiters see so the intention is to still capture their attention at this point. Remember to use brief, concise and easy-to-digest words. Normally, they will only spend a few seconds browsing through one resume so ambiguous or long, complicated sentences are a No-no (I learned this the hard way).

    [Work Experience]
    Note: The basics --- Company Name (company website, optional / if it helps), employment dates, employment type {full time or part time etc.), job title (if you held a customized job title, you can include a general/widely-used but descriptive title in brackets), job description
    Note: Job description – this is the main event. Tell your story through the STAR format (Situation – what is the problem?, Task – what has to be done?, Action – what did you do?, Results – how did that go? If you have figures, so much better.). Let this section showcase your achievements while you are detailing expertise and skills. Again, use brief, concise and easy to digest sentences.

    [Education]

    [Trainings]

    [Certifications]

    [Awards]






    ANZSCO 261311 - ANALYST PROGRAMMER

    Jan 18 2014 - IELTS General Test
    Jan 29 2014 - IELTS Result (All 8)
    Mar 23 2014 - Submitted ACS Skills Assessment
    May 15 2014 - ACS SA Result (AQF Bachelor Degree, 3++ claimable years)
    May 18 2014 - SkillSelect Submitted (70 pts)
    May 26 2014 - SS Invite 189
    Jun 17 2014 - Lodged SC 189 (Family of 3)
    Jun 18 2014 - NBI Clearance released (for Husband & Me)
    Jun 28 2014 - Accomplished Health Requirements
    Aug 28 2014 - Visa Grant (Direct) (Adelaide T8, CO: DB)
    Jun 18 2015 - Latest entry date

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 158Member
    edited March 2015
    This is the Engineers Australia QLD grp past events topics and presented materials about CV writing , networking etc...
    https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/overseas-qualified-engineers-support-group-queensland-divsion/past-events

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 158Member
    edited March 2015
    @wizardofOz goodluck on your job search! we have branch in sydney maybe you can check it out if may opening cochlear.com . cheers!

    Also checkout Commscope tumawag din sila sa akin but I have job here na.

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,215Member
    @rylynn thanks sige check ko yung cochlear.. may Finisar na rin ata sa Sydney ngayon.. na-browse ko dati sa Seek may hiring sila for Production Engineer...

    Btw nung 3 months na di ka pa nakahanap ng work, nag casual jobs din muna kayo?

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

  • jen11xxjen11xx Brisbane
    Posts: 26Member
    edited April 2015
    Hello :) Baka may RN po dito from Pinas who's working as an AIN, Personal Carer, or Home Care Worker dito sa Australia? I'm looking for a job kasi. Magtatanong lang po ng info. Especially, ones from the Sunshine Coast? :) Thank you!

    Received acknowledgement - November 11, 2014
    Visa GRANT :D - December 18, 2014

  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
    Posts: 2,274Member, Moderator
    @IslanderndCity I'm not sure about other Business Analysts kasi depende sa field. Pero for me, yes, SAP and Excel. :)
    salamat po. time now to sharpen the saw ;)

    Assessed Occupation: Industrial Engineer (IE 233511)
    Achieved Goal: Australia PR (Permanent Resident). Thanks God!

    ...sharpening my core gifts now...
    ...working on new, better goals...

    Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Luke 6:28~

  • airiesheart03airiesheart03 Sydney
    Posts: 3Member
    @SYD_CPA congrats po... Bagong dating lng me dito sa Australia from Dubai. I worked there as an Accountant for almost 9 years. Pede po ba makahingi ng copy ng cv at cover letter mo pra lng may guide ako. Thank you in advance and Godbless us all! Heto po email add ko: airiesheart [email protected]
  • mark_ymark_y Melbourne
    Posts: 71Member
    @airiesheart03 Hi..san ka sa Australia? Accountant din ako From ME and plan namin magmove sa WA next month... nagstart k n b jobhunting dyan?
  • airiesheart03airiesheart03 Sydney
    Posts: 3Member
    @dominick hello po..bago lng po me dito sa forum and also looking for a job khit casual lng while waiting sa dream job ko....this Feb po ako dumating and medyo mahihirapan din makakita ng work. Available pa po ba ung ni- mention mo sa post mo? Heto po email add ko just in case lng interesado po kc ako: [email protected] you and God bless!
  • airiesheart03airiesheart03 Sydney
    Posts: 3Member
    @mark_y hello..dito kami based sa sydney lapit sa city...nag start na me job hunting pero wala pa rin tumatawag for interview..sa ngaun nagbabasa-basa muna ko pra ma- prepare na rin if ever may interview. Pinag iisipan ko rin kung kukuha ba ko ng short course dito pra lng makapasok later on sa mga accounting jobs...
  • mark_ymark_y Melbourne
    Posts: 71Member
    @airiesheart03 ah ok....for sure dami namang job openings dyan basta send ka lang ng cv...sana makahanap ka agad ng work..if may mga volunteer work dyan you can also try, they consider it as local experience...kelan k pa dyan? Share ka ng experiences sa jobhunting ha...
  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
    Posts: 2,274Member, Moderator
    Kailangan kong magpost dito!! haha
    Graduate na rin ako ng seek, (for the time being) Sa wakas, nakatagpo din ng tugma sa work experience ko... :-)
    it took lang naman around 7 months! Susuko na nga sana ako at babalik na ng middle east at ung amerikano kong boss dati e naghahanap ng someone like me!
    napakaraming close call...first week pa lang upon arrival ko dito e supposedly may work na ako agad pero naglaho! Pero oks lang, hinde pa ako nawalan ng pagasa during that time...

    Two months passed by since my arrival at wala pa rin makuhang work na tugma sa experience ko, pero at least nagkaroon ng part time job as a catalogue delivery boy, ok naman ung first month na kita, around 120 to 200 AUD din per week, and most of all e nag-enjoy rin naman ako meeting some aussies and learning Oz Culture...pero hinde sapat para ma-sustain ang cost of living dito sa Oz...buti na lang at nakapasok ako as a casual laundry worker, which maganda naman ang pay since nakakapagpadala na ako sa pinas! Pero hinde pa rin natigil sa pangungulit ke Seek! I have had some interviews, one was as a Supervisor pero need ng C Class license e hinde pa ako napasa sa driving that time kaya hinde natuloy...then supposedly e working na ako sa woolies, pero i think na-discriminate ako ke woolies...then most of the time e puro phone interview lang ung nangyayari sa mga job application ko, which is not bad na daw sabi nung iba since kahit paano e narerecognize daw ung CV ko...btw, those phone interviews, i think kaya sumasablay e need talaga ng mga Oz employer ng work experience here in Oz mismo...and to some extent e mga tickets...which wala naman ako at white card pa lang ang meron ako! :-p

    Then eto na nga, tumawag na rin sa wakas ung pinakamimithi kong job post...it took about an hour sa phone interview...then after that, face to face interview na...around 1 hour din ung interview with the HR, plant and operations manager...after that, e plant visit naman...2 kame na nagplant visit, isang aussie na na-retrench sa mining...tapos, after that, tumawag na ulet si HR at sabay sabi na ung aussie na lang daw muna ang ihihire since may work naman daw ako at si aussie e na-retrench...pero ihihire din daw nila ako, hinde lang daw muna sa ngayon...so si ako naman, badtrip ulet...sablay ulet...

    weeks later, tumawag na si HR at ihihire na daw nila ako...need lang daw ng reference..since isa pa lang naman ang company na pinagtrabahuan ko dito sa Oz, no choice ako, kaya ive asked the owner nung laundry na pinapasukan ko to be a reference, initially hesitant ako, sinasagot sagot ko kase minsan si manager ko..hahaha...but to my surprise, hanep, puro papuri ang narinig ko sa boss ko upon the call nung HR about me...

    In summary, to those na naghahanap pa rin ng work in line sa experience nila, tiyaga-tiyaga lang mga kapatid, ganun talaga...pray harder...darating rin yan...if ever wala pa, enjoy most of ur current job kahit hinde linya sa work experience natin...establish a good record and a good relationship sa mga bosing natin, most likely, if ever makahanap na kayo ng work in line with your experience e maghahanap sila ng reference from your previous employment at iba pa rin pag ang reference niyo is coming from Oz mismo... :-)
    wow! congrats brad :)

    Assessed Occupation: Industrial Engineer (IE 233511)
    Achieved Goal: Australia PR (Permanent Resident). Thanks God!

    ...sharpening my core gifts now...
    ...working on new, better goals...

    Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Luke 6:28~

  • sydney_bristowsydney_bristow Balanga
    Posts: 42Member
    Hello po..nakaka-inspire ang mga success stories dito..tanong lang, may mga nag-advise kasi na to gain good character reference, try daw muna mag volunteer work..may site ba kung saan pwede humanap ng volunteer opportunities or yung parang mga internship type or casual jobs? Sa seek.com.au kasi mostly full-time work.. salamat! :)

    12/6/14 - IELTS exam
    12/19/14 - IELTS results + EA CDR submission
    02/05/15 - NBI clearance
    03/05/15 - Medicals at St. Lukes Ermita
    03/06/15 - EA positive assessment results
    04/10/15 - Lodged visa 189 (233511 - Industrial Engineer)
    06/15/15 - Direct Grant! Thank you Papa Jesus!!
    06/28/15 - Off to Sydney! :)

    Carpe Diem!

  • joestrummerjoestrummer Perth
    Posts: 147Member
    @sydney_bristow https://volunteer.com.au/ diyan nakakuha misis ko ng volunteer work as a retail assistant. Without paid but this paved the way for her to get some character reference at siyempre local experience.

    October 27, 2012 - IELTS GT Module
    November 9, 2012 - IELTS Result (L-9 : R-8 : W-8 : S-7.5: OBS - 8)
    December 27, 2012 - EA Documents Sent for Assessment
    May 18, 2013 - Positive Assessment from EA
    May 20, 2013 - Invitation to Lodge 189
    May 26, 2013 - Lodged 189 and IMMI Acknowledgement
    July 2, 2013 - Medicals
    July 12, 2013 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    (Requested for Form 80, PCCs, Marriage Certificate and Additional Evidences of Overseas Employment)
    August 1, 2013 - Visa Grant (Salamat po sa Panginoon, at siyempre sa mga idol sa pinoyau)
    February 23, 2014 - Arrived in Perth, WA

  • sydney_bristowsydney_bristow Balanga
    Posts: 42Member
    Thank you so much Sir @joestrummer! Bookmarked the link already. :)
    @sydney_bristow https://volunteer.com.au/ diyan nakakuha misis ko ng volunteer work as a retail assistant. Without paid but this paved the way for her to get some character reference at siyempre local experience.

    12/6/14 - IELTS exam
    12/19/14 - IELTS results + EA CDR submission
    02/05/15 - NBI clearance
    03/05/15 - Medicals at St. Lukes Ermita
    03/06/15 - EA positive assessment results
    04/10/15 - Lodged visa 189 (233511 - Industrial Engineer)
    06/15/15 - Direct Grant! Thank you Papa Jesus!!
    06/28/15 - Off to Sydney! :)

    Carpe Diem!

  • piglet24piglet24 Sydney
    Posts: 324Member
    was reading experience ni bossing @dhey_almighty nakakainspire. thanks for sharing. may question pala ako, ano yung white card? kasi minsan sa mga hiring posts di ko maintindihan yung mga cards and permits eh. thanks for sharing!

    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
    August 2015 - Big move

    ----countdown mode ----

  • joestrummerjoestrummer Perth
    Posts: 147Member
    @sydney_bristow No worries matey.

    @piglet24 Construction white card is required pag magtatrabaho ka sa construction industry. You have to take an online course which will last about 3 hours mostly about common safety procedures and practices then there's a test your learning portion at the end of each module. Not free by the way. Ta.

    October 27, 2012 - IELTS GT Module
    November 9, 2012 - IELTS Result (L-9 : R-8 : W-8 : S-7.5: OBS - 8)
    December 27, 2012 - EA Documents Sent for Assessment
    May 18, 2013 - Positive Assessment from EA
    May 20, 2013 - Invitation to Lodge 189
    May 26, 2013 - Lodged 189 and IMMI Acknowledgement
    July 2, 2013 - Medicals
    July 12, 2013 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    (Requested for Form 80, PCCs, Marriage Certificate and Additional Evidences of Overseas Employment)
    August 1, 2013 - Visa Grant (Salamat po sa Panginoon, at siyempre sa mga idol sa pinoyau)
    February 23, 2014 - Arrived in Perth, WA

  • piglet24piglet24 Sydney
    Posts: 324Member
    @joestrummer: thanks for the info, was thinking pwede kaya mag take si husbandry in advance kahit di pa kami ang big move? and all online providers ba are legit? salamat po. pasensiya daming tanong.

    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
    August 2015 - Big move

    ----countdown mode ----

  • joestrummerjoestrummer Perth
    Posts: 147Member
    Oo wala naman problema kumuha na ngayon. Research na lang kung sino magandang provider. Ako Aveling yung kinuhaan ko. God Bless you on your big move in August (according sa iyong signature) he he

    October 27, 2012 - IELTS GT Module
    November 9, 2012 - IELTS Result (L-9 : R-8 : W-8 : S-7.5: OBS - 8)
    December 27, 2012 - EA Documents Sent for Assessment
    May 18, 2013 - Positive Assessment from EA
    May 20, 2013 - Invitation to Lodge 189
    May 26, 2013 - Lodged 189 and IMMI Acknowledgement
    July 2, 2013 - Medicals
    July 12, 2013 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    (Requested for Form 80, PCCs, Marriage Certificate and Additional Evidences of Overseas Employment)
    August 1, 2013 - Visa Grant (Salamat po sa Panginoon, at siyempre sa mga idol sa pinoyau)
    February 23, 2014 - Arrived in Perth, WA

  • lester_lugtulester_lugtu Melbourne
    Posts: 159Member
    @sydney_bristow,

    Volunteering? Really? U come to OZ pra magwork w/o pay? Jst to hav good character reference?

    Ang daming work d2 na willing magbayad and at the same time willing maging reference.

    Hwag nating gawing scapegoat ang pagbo-volunteer kung nahihirapan taung makahanap ng work.

    Now, kung kaya mo magtyaga magwork ng hnd sumasahod, sumakay sa tren at magcommute galing sa sariling bulsa at makipagwork sa lahat ng OZ bitches na sasahod every payday pero ikaw hindi, then tiis lang. Makakaraos din at makukuha mo character reference letter na gusto mo.
  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,215Member
    edited May 2015
    @lester_lugtu maybe out of context sa case ni @sydney_bristow, but just to calibrate.. not everyone who wants to volunteer, are out there just for references...

    i myself would like to volunteer in an animal shelter in Oz, while i still don't have a job.. para may magawa na rin while waiting for work... and for a worthwhile cause.

    Also, lahat naman just want to work things out for themselves, habang hindi pa nakakakuha ng trabaho… if there are companies willing to hire and pay us right off the bat, bakit hindi right?

    But that’s not the case for everyone… so don’t be too blunt and harsh... for sure nag-iisip naman ang mga tao dito.

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

  • joestrummerjoestrummer Perth
    Posts: 147Member
    @lester_lugtu minsan isip muna bago comment pre. Parang masyado mo naman binagsak yung self esteem nung tao. Nagpapaka-positive na nga siya on which she was willing to start of as a volunteer. Tama si idol @wizardofOz . Nag-iisip naman mga tao dito. Hindi naman lahat kasing swerte mo at nakakuha agad ng trabaho. My wife had no work for more than 7mos after which she decided to try out being a volunteer (which by the way lahat ng kasama niyang staff except the manager was unpaid) and this helped her gain the local experience eventually landing her second paid job.

    Dahan dahan lang sa patutsada pre. Lahat tayo naghahangad na kumita pero hindi lahat e nakukuha agad yun.

    Also the next time na magcocomment ka please refrain from using text messaging characters. Hindi ka nakakatipid ng oras para i-type and "d2" at "dito"

    October 27, 2012 - IELTS GT Module
    November 9, 2012 - IELTS Result (L-9 : R-8 : W-8 : S-7.5: OBS - 8)
    December 27, 2012 - EA Documents Sent for Assessment
    May 18, 2013 - Positive Assessment from EA
    May 20, 2013 - Invitation to Lodge 189
    May 26, 2013 - Lodged 189 and IMMI Acknowledgement
    July 2, 2013 - Medicals
    July 12, 2013 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    (Requested for Form 80, PCCs, Marriage Certificate and Additional Evidences of Overseas Employment)
    August 1, 2013 - Visa Grant (Salamat po sa Panginoon, at siyempre sa mga idol sa pinoyau)
    February 23, 2014 - Arrived in Perth, WA

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