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Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi All,

I came to Australia 3 months back, I applied in most of the job sites and I get very limited calls. In this 3 months I got only 4 calls so for and only one interview.

When I was in India, I googled. People said, "you have to come to Australia, then it will be easy." (Did I make a blunder, will this break affects my career???)

But, coming here is of no use. I don't see and response from any people.

Anyways, I will wait for few more days and leave this place.

If anyone got any kind of Java/J2EE work, please contact me(Money is not in priority).

Thanks,
Bennet.
Campbell Ritchie
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You might get more attention if I duplicate your post in the Jobs Discussion forum.
Mav Ricky
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Joined: May 19, 2004
Posts: 76
Hi Bennett,

i am thinking to apply for an australian visa.I am a Java/J2ee 8+ years exp guy.
i have not started the process,now in a dilemma after reading your post.
Is the market in Australia so bad ??One of my acquaintances traveled to australia this year in March and got
the job within 2 months and now settled.he was a Java resource only.
please reply back with your views.
Could be the place where you are,has less jobs ? i dont know.

Thanks,
Ankur

Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Ankur,

As i have mentioned, its 4 months now. I've got only one interview so far(Answered all the questions, but they need only commercial experienced resource , I am unlucky). I don't know the reason.

I think, my resume is not good, or my English, I don't know, I didn't get any clue.

I am thinking about going back. I don't see any companies contacting me, only agencies and they expect you to know everything they list.

You can see lot of jobs in seek. but no response for the mails I've sent.

You can apply, and don't quit and come here. Please find a job and then travel to Australia. That would be the smart thing to do.

If you have some one to help/refer its really great, you have a great chance. I don't have anyone.

I meet a guy and he is asking me to work for free without any proof.(No Letter, I have to change my area of expertise to PHP, I need to shift nearer to him and many constraints, I said thank you.), he didn't even asked my resume to help (at least for name sake), I felt really really bad.

I don't wait too log, I cant afford here without job.

If possible, please give your friend's contact detail(With his permission), for any kind of reference.

and, Sorry for late reply.

Thanks,
Bennet.
Manikandan Swaminathan
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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 117
Hi Bennet,

Its very unfortunate that you are not able to get a job in Australia - i can understand the emotional stress you are going through now..
Are you living in Sydney/Melbourne? I guess the place you live also does have some relevance to your job search.
Since you are java guy, i hope you might have more opportunities.. Did you tried in Telstra? I was able to find some openings in their careers page. Maybe you can check them.
Also, i advise you not to lose hope. It is always difficult to get your first job in a new country and it will be a real challenge.I would for the time being to try as freelancer.
Also there are some websites which offer online java development which also pays you. I have some friends both in Sydney & Melbourne but dont know to what extent they might be able to help you..
Anyways i will definitely check with them..

Dont lose hope and try again.. You will definitely get it...

Best Wishes,
Raghu
Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Raghu,

Thank you so much. I mean it, Thank you for your help.

It brings some confidence back. I really really afraid since it is 4 months break.

I am in Melbourne. Is it really worth to pay in job consultancy and get trained. I was contacted by a consultant. I am not in a position to experiment.

Thank You Raghu...

Bennet.



arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3219
Don't thing so. The market is not the best at the moment, and on top of that getting the first job makes things a bit harder.

The key thing is to keep at it and acquire additional sought-after skills through self-learning -- good books, tutorials, self-taught projects, etc.


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Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Arul,

Thank you for your reply.

I am developing project (just keep the things in touch and learning new things), reading articles, started writing blog.

Even, If i sent my profile to any job openings, I am not getting response. I couldn't figure out the problem. Whether my resume is not good or the break or my cover letter. I don't know.

(Please, excuse me for using harsh words). Practically speaking, will you refer a guy who has 5 months break or will you choose a guy who is working at the moment. This question really really dumps me, always.

I didn't cry till now, I know it will happen soon.

Thank,
Bennet.


arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3219
When I finished my Uni, I was unemployed for about 18 months.

I wish I had the right job hunting skills then. Check my blog which has some useful information.

try for volunteer work as well to get much needed experience.
Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Arul,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Thank you for your time and advice.

I really suspect my pronunciation, will that make any problem. because I don't use Australian accent.

I can understand what they say and I am answering their questions, but I don't answer in Australian accent.

How about this, will this make any problem.

Thanks,
Bennet.
arulk pillai
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No. This is a multicultural society and people have all sorts of accents.
Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Arul,

Thank you for your advice.

Your blog is really useful,

thank you,
Bennet.

Sai Surya
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 459

Whats your skill set and experience level? Whats your visa status in Australia? Are you open to Singapore?


Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
http://sai-surya-talk.blogspot.com, I believe in Murphy's law.
Bennet Xavier
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 162
Hi Surya,

Thanks you, I have 5 years and 1 month of Java/J2EE development experience.

My Skill Sets are :

J2EE (JSP & Servlets, JSTL, EJB, JMS, JDBC, JNDI, JavaMail, JPA, CORBA).
Java Script, GWT, AJAX.
Jasper Reports (using iReport).
XML, SOAP, Web Services using JAX-WS (JAXP, JAXB).
JBoss, Weblogic,,Apache Tomcat.
Spring, Struts, Hibernate, Apache CXF, Apache Axis
Oracle, MySQL
Ant, Maven.

Sorry surya, I don't have any option to singapore.

Thanks,
Bennet.
Reza Nazemi
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Joined: Sep 08, 2013
Posts: 2
Hi Bennet Xavier
do you get a good job?i hope it!!
Please share your experiance
 
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