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Finding a Job ; Australia VS Pinas VS Singapore

beth_logginsbeth_loggins SingaporePosts: 64Member
edited March 2013 in General
Hi Guys,

Curious lang po.. san po kayo nahirapan mag hanap ng job? SG, PH or Aus?
Was reading forums from here saka other forums, mukang pahirapan po talaga mag hanap sa Australia..

Even though we've got state sponsored and such, parang madami tayo kalaban downunder, unlike here in SG, isang interview, pasok na.

Any comments sir/mam?
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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    sa experience ko ganito:

    PH: i got a job immediately after graduating from school
    SG: i got a job 3 weeks after arriving
    AU: still looking for a job

    pero iba iba naman cases natin so depende talaga. swertihan din. :)

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
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    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North Ryde
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    iba competition sa PH, SG, at AU syempre. Isipin mo parang basketball, di naman purkit magaling ka sa baranggay level eh pwde ka na sa PBA. Sa SG kasi, may advantage tayo, yung english. Pero di na rin kadali makahanap ngayon sa SG at nag-hihigpit na sila sa foreigner. Sa AU wala tayo nung language advantage, skills lang talaga so dun dapat ang focus natin. Of course, nandun din yung competition, kung SG international kalaban mo, lalo na dito at may europeans, americans, africans, at asians na gusto mag-move dito.

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  • beth_logginsbeth_loggins Singapore
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    mahirap pala dyan... patayan tlaga hehehe
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited March 2013
    yup getting job in Singapore at this point in time is quite harder than the past few years or even months because of this local priority things. Also chances of getting your pass renewal rejected or downgraded is relatively higher now

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  • lytelyte Perth
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    i second the emotion este motion littleboyblue. this is one of my toughest battles so far. ive worked overseas pero iba tlg dto sa au. di ganon kadali mahire agad.ive been interviewed pero di agad mahire since competitive at mga kasabayan ko mga puti.im just thankful na naiinterview ako.it's really a matter of perspectives and mindsetting at siempre ang "faith" natin.it's good to compare au with ph and sg pero yun nga iba nmn sitwasyon dto dahil sa cultural diversity.anyways good luck sa job hunting.
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
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    Australia po, pinaka-mahirap sa experience ko.

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • NadineNadine Brisbane
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    edited March 2013
    Nung nakapag trabaho na ako, dun ko po na-realize kung bakit. Andaming qualified. In my workplace, more than half puti. But more importantly, UK or aussie-trained sila. Natanggap lang ako even without those experience kasi may umalis. Also, I think my Sg experience helped (feeling ko lang). Timing and a lot of luck.

    Nakakakaba at minsan, sobrang daunting. But trudge on comrades! Go lang ng go tayo.

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • beth_logginsbeth_loggins Singapore
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    Grabe pala sa Australia, being in the IT industry, bka kailangan na mag upgrade and get the latest certifications. Alam nyo nman po ang mga anaps galing india puro Certifications. Yun ang napansin ko ksi I am involved in hiring and interview process dito sa SG. Pero to be honest, mas impressed ako sa mga pinoy, ksi even though kula tayo a sa cert ksi ang mahal mahal, we have the hacker mentality. meaning we try to find ways... unlike yung mga anaps puro cert nga wla nman sa gawa hehe.. not being racist here po. balita ko nabibili nila yung certs sa india parang may mga fixers.

    hmm... kailangan talala upgrade...
    by the way, hmm mas intimidate pa ako sa magaling na chinese national in terms of job hunting dito sa SG, rather than anaps.

    @Nadine, are you still in AU? ksi reading your reply, seems like past tense sila hehehe
  • NadineNadine Brisbane
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    edited March 2013
    Hi beth! Yup, buhay pa rin. Hehe. I'm almost on my 3rd month at work. Up for evaluation na ako, ugh! And exams. Hay buhay.

    Yung exams namin are equivalent to your certifications, I think. Non-stop certification nga ang Australia! Eto nga, kakatapos ko lang ng isang course, mandatory ng ospital. Ganun yata talaga dito.

    21 Dec 2012 - 457 lodged
    7 Jan 2013 - medical finalised
    8 Jan 2013 - visa approved

  • engr_boyengr_boy Sydney
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    edited March 2013
    Sa line of work ko - Surveyor - ANZSCO 232212 - mas mahirap makakuha ng work sa AU kesa sa SG. though, overwhelmingly mas madami job openings sa AU.

    based sa experiences ng mga nauna sa akin (AU and SG). mas open at mas madali mag-apply sa SG. both countries maraming naman opportunities - may mga offers pa din ako sa SG. pero sa AU need mo pa rin ang 189 visa. madalang kasi ang 457 sponsorship, as I have learned.

    Sa PH, madali lang din. kasi niche course ang BSGeodeticEng'g sa atin, and of the few schools that offer it. konti lang na grads ang nag-papraktis.

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  • nfrondanfronda Perth
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    edited March 2013
    I'm a Mechanical Engineer jan sa pinas, but hndi q na praktis ang profession q sa pinas. kasi after 6 months ng pgkapasa q sa board exam lumipad kmi kaagad papuntang OZ.. On the first place, akala q mahihirapan aq sa pghanap ng work d2. Pro hndi, just after a day naka wrk aq kaagad d2 and related namn xa sa profession q. Cguro dahil na din sa location namin.. Nasa remote area ksi kmi ng OZ.. So kaunti lg ung ka kompetensya. Most of the company here looking for a Pinoy as they said ang pinoy dw nagttagal sa wrk at mrunong magtiis..

    06-01-11: Arrived Australia (457 visa dependent on my dad)
    28-05-12: Lodged RSMS 857 visa (seperate from my dad already)
    28-06-12: Done Medical check
    30-10-12: Submit AFP check
    07-11-12: Went home on a bridging visa B for holiday and wedding..:)
    12-01-13: CO allocated and nomination approved
    18-01-13: CO asked documents of my husband to be included on my application as migrating dependent..Thank u LORD!
    15-02-13: Husband completed all requirements (police check, medical, english requirements and joint statement)
    15-02-13: CO issued pre-grant letter instructing hubby to apply tourist visa to enter Australia in order our 857 visa to be granted.
    27-02-13: Hubby applied Subclass 676 tourist visa.
    06-03-13: Hubby's tourist visa approved.
    16-03-13: Hubby arrived Australia.
    18-03-13: Our RSMS 857 visa granted.. (nothing to ask more)

  • lytelyte Perth
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    @nfronda hi u r blessed. kelan po kayo nagmigrate sa Au. what year i mean.
  • nfrondanfronda Perth
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    @lyte..Kaya nga po ehh.. January 2011 po, kasama q buong family q..

    06-01-11: Arrived Australia (457 visa dependent on my dad)
    28-05-12: Lodged RSMS 857 visa (seperate from my dad already)
    28-06-12: Done Medical check
    30-10-12: Submit AFP check
    07-11-12: Went home on a bridging visa B for holiday and wedding..:)
    12-01-13: CO allocated and nomination approved
    18-01-13: CO asked documents of my husband to be included on my application as migrating dependent..Thank u LORD!
    15-02-13: Husband completed all requirements (police check, medical, english requirements and joint statement)
    15-02-13: CO issued pre-grant letter instructing hubby to apply tourist visa to enter Australia in order our 857 visa to be granted.
    27-02-13: Hubby applied Subclass 676 tourist visa.
    06-03-13: Hubby's tourist visa approved.
    16-03-13: Hubby arrived Australia.
    18-03-13: Our RSMS 857 visa granted.. (nothing to ask more)

  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 Sydney
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    ganon pala talaga kahirap... isa pala ako sa sinwerte... mababait pa kasama ko at boss ko...
  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    ganon pala talaga kahirap... isa pala ako sa sinwerte... mababait pa kasama ko at boss ko...

    kaya nga ikaw ang idol ko. hehehe

    but seriously, hirap talaga maghanap ng work. kaya sa mga nakahanap agad ng work, love your jobs. :)

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Hmmm. Paano applyan jan sa OZ sa seek din ba? Yung mga headhunters kadalasan deadma pag nagapply ka outside OZ pero jan ba tinutulungan at ineentertain kayo for finding job? Kadalasan ba kapag land nyo sa state na napili nyo jan nalang ang focus to find job?

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
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    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • nfrondanfronda Perth
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    one of the reason kng bakit most of the filipinos skilled migrant here in OZ have the hard time of finding a job maybe because, ang tataas ng standards nyo?or taas ng presyo nyo? or overqualified sa kinakailangan ng company.. Tama ba?? My nameet aq kasi d2 last yr na isang pinoy na skilled migrant, nahirapan xa mghanap ng wrk ksi dw hndi mameet ng company ang standard nya.. Iba nga talaga ang Pinoy.. :) Kngsbagay, pahirapan nga din ksi sa pag apply ng visa ehh..

    06-01-11: Arrived Australia (457 visa dependent on my dad)
    28-05-12: Lodged RSMS 857 visa (seperate from my dad already)
    28-06-12: Done Medical check
    30-10-12: Submit AFP check
    07-11-12: Went home on a bridging visa B for holiday and wedding..:)
    12-01-13: CO allocated and nomination approved
    18-01-13: CO asked documents of my husband to be included on my application as migrating dependent..Thank u LORD!
    15-02-13: Husband completed all requirements (police check, medical, english requirements and joint statement)
    15-02-13: CO issued pre-grant letter instructing hubby to apply tourist visa to enter Australia in order our 857 visa to be granted.
    27-02-13: Hubby applied Subclass 676 tourist visa.
    06-03-13: Hubby's tourist visa approved.
    16-03-13: Hubby arrived Australia.
    18-03-13: Our RSMS 857 visa granted.. (nothing to ask more)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Create kaya tyo ng linked account group for sharing job prospects, experiences finding jobs, job referal or just for additional networks.

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    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    edited March 2013
    Hmmm. Paano applyan jan sa OZ sa seek din ba? Yung mga headhunters kadalasan deadma pag nagapply ka outside OZ pero jan ba tinutulungan at ineentertain kayo for finding job? Kadalasan ba kapag land nyo sa state na napili nyo jan nalang ang focus to find job?
    san experience namin pareho ng wife ko, wala talagang pumansin sa applications namin nung nasa sg pa kami. as in zero talaga. kaya nag-decide na kaming pumunta dito with the hope na papansinin na kami pagdating namin dito. so yun, pagdating namin dito, pinapansin na kami at within the first week nakakakuha naman ng interviews. may nakausap kaming agent dito sa Sydney tapos tinanong namin about applications from outside oz. ang sabi sa amin, generally, di nila pinapansin ang mga ganun kasi malabo daw yun. pwede daw magbago ang isip nung applicant or for whatever reason e magbackout. sila daw mapapahiya sa client nila. and "it's a waste of time" daw according to them. most of the companies naman din daw prefer face-to-face interview. at isa ko pang nalaman ay...they only post daw sa seek.com.au pag wala na daw sila mahanap sa "networks" nila. so it's possible na may mga openings pero di naka-post sa job sites. so maganda din na pag andto na kayo, send nyo sa mga different agencies ang cv nyo kasi may mga alam na openings yang mga recruiters na wala sa job sites. that's how my wife got her job. kahit na malaking company, wala sa seek yung nakuha nyang work.

    so don't worry kung walang pumapansin sa applications nyo habang wala pa kayo dito. ako kasi worried na worried din dati bago kami pumunta dito kung naalala mo nung nag-EB sa starbucks. hehehe! sa awa naman ng Diyos e nakakuha na ng work yung isa sa amin kaya medyo nakakaraos na. :)

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Ah make sense. Halos lahat pa nman ng nasa Seek eh mga jobs na nasa headhunters. Migration is a leap of faith talaga. Lakasan lng ng loob. Nagtataka din ako kasi nag try ako magsubmit for openings na tingin ko qualified ako pero deadma hahaha. If ever matuloy ako australia im looking on moving to perth, melbourne or sydney. Pero most likely kung saan tlga makakuha ng work. Tyaga lng makakuha ka din ng work. Try m kaya cold calling ba tawag dun.

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    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • beth_logginsbeth_loggins Singapore
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    Thanks for the responds peeps.
    Pero those who came from Singapore, baket nyo po iniwan etong sunny island of SG?
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    Thanks for the responds peeps.
    Pero those who came from Singapore, baket nyo po iniwan etong sunny island of SG?
    Not for long term plans and raising a family. Especially na mahigpit na sila sa foreigners na maging PR/Citizen ngaun. Working culture, rat race living and Lifestyle also kakasawa na after few years.

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
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    ...Alam nyo nman po ang mga anaps galing india puro Certifications. Yun ang napansin ko ksi I am involved in hiring and interview process dito sa SG. Pero to be honest, mas impressed ako sa mga pinoy, ksi even though kula tayo a sa cert ksi ang mahal mahal, we have the hacker mentality. meaning we try to find ways... unlike yung mga anaps puro cert nga wla nman sa gawa hehe.. not being racist here po. balita ko nabibili nila yung certs sa india parang may mga fixers
    .

    Nabasa ko sa isang forum na hind ganun kaganda ang reputation ng mga pana sa mga recruiters. One comment mentions na halata naman sa mga typo sa CVs nila Yung incompetence at kasinungalingan no matter how much they try to cover it with certs. And I experienced it first hand kung anong klaseng work ethic meron sila.

    Anyway, enough with the pana bashing. Totoo bang kapag nakapagstart na ng work dito madali nang ma-employ elsewhere sa Oz? Kasi yun ang napapansin ko sa mga churchmates ko dito. Dali nilang magpalipatlipat ng work after getting local experience.

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    Check niyo yung statistics ng POEA sa bilang ng OFW bawat bansa
    http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/ofw-population-country-age-sex-work-type/

    I was surprised #7 ang Australia, mas marami pa palang pinoy sa AU kesa sa SG :O
  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    @LokiJr : hehehe! laki kasi ng land area ng oz kaya di gaano ramdam ang dami ng pinoys compared to sg. sobrang liit kasi ng sg kaya nagkakaamuyan na lahat ng pinoy kasi siksikan. hehe

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    edited March 2013
    Sa SG hindi na nagbabatian mga pinoy kahit alam nila pinoy ang isat isa kasi parang pinas na. Kahit saan lupalop, eskinita or lugar may makakita kang pinoy sa liit ng bansa na to at sa dami ng pinoy hahaha

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    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • beth_logginsbeth_loggins Singapore
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    well guys to be honest, we came here sa SG back in 1988, 4 years old pala ako nun. Due to papa's job ksi electronics engineering sha, medyo boom back then yung industry na yun sa SG.
    Yung time na yun I was surprise lahat ng pinoy na nakita mo, sa lift, sa mrt, khit saan magiging tropa mo regardless of occupation, khit maid or nurse, friend mo agad. tapos mag kikita ulit kayo, picnic and stuff like that... pero ngayon sa SG, wla ng pansinan.. ka bad trip nga eh.. dami ng 'social' na pinoy dito... unlike before kya yun.

    hehe....
  • engr_boyengr_boy Sydney
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    edited March 2013
    Thanks for the responds peeps.
    Pero those who came from Singapore, baket nyo po iniwan etong sunny island of SG?
    masayado nang mainet sa mga foreigners hehe :D and SG is not a place to raise a family. work-life imbalance to the max. singaporean nga gustong layasan singapore eh. And career growth is another concern. For my line of work, napakahirap na maging registered dito sa Sg. Pero sa Au, a few years time at tiyaga, you can be licensed already. ;)

    Occupation: Surveyor (ANZSCO 232212)
    07.01.12 - IELTS - British Council - L8.5 R7.0 W9.0 S7.5 OBS 8.0
    15.12.13 - Invited for 189 (Skilled Independent) Visa
    25.12.13 - Lodged 189 Visa
    02.02.14 - CO Allocated Adelaide GSM Team 07
    15.05.14 - Visa Grant - Change of Team (Adelaide Team 6)
    27.10.14 - Initial Entry (Perth)
    16.03.19 - RRV (Return Resident Visa) Subclass 155 - applied and granted automatically!
    25.09.19 - Applied 309/100 Partner Visa for wife
    08.12.20 - Wife 309 Visa Approved!
    Food is a weapon. And there nothing better than danggit. Ask my Aussie housemates.

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    @vhoythoy ay ganyan na ba sa SG? Baka mga snob lang hehe.

    What my former expat boss said to me was kung kaya raw makahanap ng trabaho sa SG, go for it, kasi malaking bagay siya sa resume mo kahit saglit ka lang dun. Mas may hatak daw na may work experience sa developed countries kaysa lahat ng experience mo ay sa Pinas lang
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
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    @vhoythoy ay ganyan na ba sa SG? Baka mga snob lang hehe.

    What my former expat boss said to me was kung kaya raw makahanap ng trabaho sa SG, go for it, kasi malaking bagay siya sa resume mo kahit saglit ka lang dun. Mas may hatak daw na may work experience sa developed countries kaysa lahat ng experience mo ay sa Pinas lang
    Yup at least based on my observation, unless sobrang friendly yung pinoy ma meet mo pero konti lng yan. Kahawig pa natin malay race kaya hesitant din batiin ng tagalog.

    Yup. challenging work, exposure, competition, reputation, technology, net savings, night life, gadgets, shopping, proximity sa pinas, etc hands down singapore.

    The only reason for me considering Oz is because of family, work life balance and because of recent na paghihigpit sa foreigners.

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    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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