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Lauren4512

Data/information Analyst (data scientist)

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We've just started the process (sitting IELTS, skills assessment etc). My hubby is a Senior Information Analyst (15 years of UK exp) and I currently work in Human Resources (over 10 years UK exp). We have appointed an agent so don't really need advice around the visa process. 

We see quite a few relevant jobs advertised on Seek etc, does anyone know how to get stats on how many application per role based on specific occupations? We're just wondering how hard it is to crack specific job markets having no AU work experience! 

We are aiming to have enough money with his to allow us to live comfortably without working for 6months+, will savings for 6 months be enough or is the job market really as tough as we have read about? 😞 Realistically the earliest we are likely to make the move is from July 2018 onwards. 

Any tips or advice for the lead up to this or first arrival (particularly around finding work etc) is appreciated 😁

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I think it's hard to predict what the situation for specific occupations would be like in 14 months - I work in health and would have thought jobs would be plentiful but that's not been the case, in my own place of work, we've not been able to fill positions substantively for over a year.

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The first few months can be pretty tough. Many employers will opt for a local if they have the choice simply because migrants have a reputation for going home once the novelty has worn off.

You will be taken more seriously with each passing week.

The jobs  market is pretty bad out there at the moment.  That said, there has been a big drop off in the number of new arrivals so competition has been somewhat reduced.

Also, most of the unemployed I come across are mainly unskilled or low skilled people.  Many of the highly skilled workers who were dragged in by the mining boom have gone over east where finding work is much easier.

I have no idea what the IT market is like. We outsource to an eastern states provider. My next door neighbour is an analyst programmer with one of the big banks and I know they were struggling to find decent people a few years ago.

It wouldn’t hurt to send off a few emails to some of the local labour hire firms (agencies).

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