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Starting in Sydney News, Issue #007
December 01, 2009

Discover Lifestyle in Sydney.
Keep up with News about Australia

Starting in Sydney News brings you our latest tips about living in Australia. And a lot of information about things to do in Sydney and its attractions.

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November was a hot month in Sydney, the hottest on record and the warmest spring in 21 years, as media reported. And also the driest, with very little rain.

But also with much optimism on the economic front. RBA chief sees growth lasting for years is the title of an article published in Sydney Morning Herald on 25 November. If Reserve Bank of Australia forecasts strong growth, this is really good news for anyone looking for jobs and especially for people thinking to relocate to Australia.

I have collated some information about employment and jobs to provide a brief guide of what searching for a job can entail for newcomers to this country.

But first here's a question.

Do you know what are some of the hot occupations where demand kept good even during the downturn? You might guess...mining and nursing.

Asian makets going strong again will see a surge in mining jobs in Australia. The resources sector has many new projects in the pipeline.

This is good. All additional jobs in one industry have a knock-on effect on employment in many other industries. For example in occupations involved with supplying mining industry, such as construction, transport, hospitality or nursing jobs.

For more information on some of the industries which went bad and which showed growth during the last year see the employment Australia page.

And if you want to know what is the likelihood to find employment in a certain occupation by states don't go past the Australia employment market page.

All this is general information based on statistics. But how do you go about searching for a job, when should you start looking and where? Here are some tips for Australian job search.

The first job is the most difficult to get. You may be asked to demonstrate that you have local work experience. Do you have it? If you didn't work in Australia, you don't. Here's one way to deal with this.

There are other barriers in getting employment in Australia. Everyone will have a different experience and eventually it is about circumstances: being at the right time, in the right place and talking to the right people.

Some of these people are recruiters. Employment agencies in Australia can help. They have many jobs in their portfolio and may know about more which haven't even been advertised.

Australian jobs not advertised? Yep, there is a rather large "hidden job market". See how to access it.

Here's more exciting news - you can know ask a question or share a story about living or moving to Australia, for others to read.

If you have already relocated down under and would like to tell others how your move to Australia went, click this link and start writing. You can have your own page on the website and get your friends to read it. Or if your friends have a question or story about life down under tell them to jump in and share it. There are others who want to know.

Here's an example - a question posed by a reader about the best time to move and my answer.

So join in, make your story known or ask something.

Thatís all for now. Iíll be adding more pages about Australia, life in Sydney and tips on how to make the most of it.

To get them visit my website often. And make sure to read the next issue of this newsletter in one month time.

Until then, have a good one.


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