Emigration: Australia & New Zealand

cguy

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Well, companies aren't gonna wait that long. Just gonna have to postpone plans :(
Large growing companies don't really care about the time frame. They're happy to have a pipeline of skills coming in at whatever point in the future. I started my first overseas job 15 months after the offer was made, and even with a two year non-compete companies are still really interested in getting me on board. In my industry, 1-2 year non-competes are pretty common, so we just view it as a pipeline. Smaller companies can't really plan the same way, so you may want to avoid them.
 

Sinbad

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Large growing companies don't really care about the time frame. They're happy to have a pipeline of skills coming in at whatever point in the future. I started my first overseas job 15 months after the offer was made, and even with a two year non-compete companies are still really interested in getting me on board. In my industry, 1-2 year non-competes are pretty common, so we just view it as a pipeline. Smaller companies can't really plan the same way, so you may want to avoid them.
Hire me then ;)
 

GoB

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The new budget has raised the foreign income cap from 1 Million ZAR to 1.25 Million:


It seems like there might be changes coming to financial emigration as well:

This is a good reason to do nothing for part of the financial year when I move over... will be busy earning my first ever SARS tax refund.
 

RandomGeek

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Yeah senior IT experience is sought after here in AUS, I also had two interviews the week I arrived and got offers on both. Was the same case before actually arriving though, every company said talk to us when you get here.
Thanks Ryan.

2 things for me to do then:
  1. Do some certifications I have been wanting to do but have been postponing.
  2. Get in shape so that in case they don't want my mind, I can still rent out my body on the closest street corner :cool:
 

adidas

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Thanks Ryan.

2 things for me to do then:
  1. Do some certifications I have been wanting to do but have been postponing.
  2. Get in shape so that in case they don't want my mind, I can still rent out my body on the closest street corner :cool:
Out of interest, what kind of certifications are you looking at?
 

FlashSA

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Back from the NZ Shores PE seminar. Didn't learn too much more than I had already read in my eligibility assessment pack. Alan, Fabien and Charlotte are in SA for the roadshow.

Our one on one 30min chat the next morning was with Charlotte and she is great - friendly and very reassuring. We will definitely ask for her when we decide to sign on board with NZ Shores.

Going to Cape Town for Argus week holiday next week and I have told my wife we need to use the time to do final pro and con discussions as we need to make a decision now: Go or Stay....
 

^^vampire^^

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3 out of 3? Next time I'm going to Monte Casino I'm taking you along ;)
Did you max out Charisma? :D

I don't know when I'm going yet, so for now I'm just checking where I might get a job... there are some outside CBD's. Maybe if someone offers a sweet relocation then I'll go early.
I guess there's always some aspect of luck there but a good combination of relevant and up to date experience and having been employed for a few years in Aus already I think really helped. There's definitely a charisma component to it. I find that some Aussies and many other races here (Chinese and Indian mainly) can be very humble or soft spoken about their experience which can come across as being timid, shy or not confident in their abilities. If you interview well and can engage on most points and articulate that with valid experience then there's a good chance of getting the job - although all that I highlighted there is probably true for any job really :D

Yeah senior IT experience is sought after here in AUS, I also had two interviews the week I arrived and got offers on both. Was the same case before actually arriving though, every company said talk to us when you get here.
^ Pretty much this.
 
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GoB

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I guess there's always some aspect of luck there but a good combination of relevant and up to date experience and having been employed for a few years in Aus already I think really helped. There's definitely a charisma component to it. I find that some Aussies and many other races here (Chinese and Indian mainly) can be very humble or soft spoken about their experience which can come across as being timid, shy or not confident in their abilities. If you interview well and can engage on most points and articulate that with valid experience then there's a good chance of getting the job - although all that I highlighted there is probably true for any job really :D
I have a 100% success rate myself and aim to keep it that way... :D nah I guess I do ok.. for someone with barely any social skills, I pull my **** together on that day. :p
 

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That’s impressive! My English is pretty good, especially my writing, but after two rounds of IELTS I couldn’t crack more than 6.5 on the essay section which lead me to believe it's a money making racket. For PTE-A I scored near 100% on all sections. Actually pissed me off that I fell short of a perfect score, lol.

That's because you lold at the end of your sentence
 

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Just as Im about to put the house on the market, Cyril announces that SA is officially farked (thank you Coronavirus). Should I 1) carry on and risk receiving fewer, probably lowish offers or 2) wait it out a few months and try again?
 

FlashSA

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Just as Im about to put the house on the market, Cyril announces that SA is officially farked (thank you Coronavirus). Should I 1) carry on and risk receiving fewer, probably lowish offers or 2) wait it out a few months and try again?
I'm pausing for 6 months to see how Corona works out. The world is a pretty scary place right now to be upping and moving across it. Well, for me and mine anyways...
 

Botha22

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I'm pausing for 6 months to see how Corona works out. The world is a pretty scary place right now to be upping and moving across it. Well, for me and mine anyways...
Yes, the world will be a totally different place once the corona virus dust has settled. Some countries will be worse off than others (Italy, Spain and Iran). But in all likelihood SA will still be worse off than any first world country.
 
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