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Hi to anyone reading this post. I stepped foot into Perth 5 days ago with my girlfriend we are both 30 and looking to emigrate here and both have working holiday visas. 2 days ago I had an interview with volkswagen ahg group and was offered a job as a car salesmen which has been my career for the last8 years, only problem is I don't have the correct visa, I needed a 457 working visa to complete. Really frustrating as this is not a sponsored career recognised on that particular visa. Being more than capable at most things with a professional background i.e customer service, sales and marketing, I'm desperately now trying to find work here in Perth and live the dream with my better half. If anyone has any suggestions or can help it would be greatly appreciated. I'm still here in Perth WA until the 27th. I look forward to hearing from you all the best.

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If the role you do, the one you are skilled in and have experience in is not on the SOL or CSOL then there's simply no way for you to obtain a visa. Job offer or not, if you don't have the correct visa you can't work in a substantive role.

Sorry, it may not be what you want to hear but the only option you have would be to return from whence you came, retrain and gain experience in a different role and hope that in a few years time that role will be in demand and on the SOL/CSOL. That's a pretty big risk but I think it extremely unlikely car sales is ever going to be listed.

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Hi mate,


I know of someone that had a car sales background and took on a Recruitment Consultant job as a temp for 6months (being on a 417 visa). Recruitment is very sales heavy and there are a lot of transferable skills.


I'd approach recruitment companies if I were you and really sell the sales component of your role. Recruitment is on the Skilled Migrant and 457 list so if you can get in there, you should be ok.


Good Luck!!!

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