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JOB HUNT 2019

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  • carlosaucarlosau PhilippinesPosts: 356Member
    @KIKO Looks like you're a programmer as well, how's the interviews? Are they technical?

    October 16, 2017 - Got first results of ACS. Wrong ANZCO, needed to reapply.
    December 11, 2017 - Took PTE. (L-78 | R-90 | S-90 | W-76)(Result = Proficient)
    Feb 28, 2018 - Reapplied for ACS 261313 (Software Engineer).
    April 17, 2018 - Got ACS results. (Result = Suitable)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (189 | 70 | 26313 Software
    Engineer)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 VIC | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    May 5, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 NSW | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    June 26 - PTE Retake. (L-77 | R-90 | S-90 | W-80) (Result = Proficient)
    July 3, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 QLD | 75 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    July 25, 2018 - QLD 190 INVITE.
    August 25, 2018 - Cancelled QLD pre-invite because no Job offer.
    Oct 1, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-78 | R-80 | S-90 | W-81) (Result = Proficient)
    Oct 18, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-81 | R-90 | S-90 | W-90) (Result = Superior)
    Oct 19, 2018 - EOI Update. (189 | 80 | 190 NSW / VIC | 80 + 5)
    Nov 10, 2018 - 189 INVITE.
    Nov 15, 2018 - NSW 190 INVITE.
    Nov 22, 2018 - Lodged VISA 189. Let's go!
    Nov 27, 2018 - VIC 190 INVITE.
    Nov 27, 2018 - Medicals done. Waiting game begins.
    Feb 11, 2019 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord!
    Mar 5, 2019 - CFO
    Sep 26, 2019 - BIG MOVE! Thank you, Lord!
    Nov 14, 2019 - Finally landed a job!
    Dec 6, 2019 - Moved to a new house.

  • auyeahauyeah ManilaPosts: 322Member
    Congratulations @KIKO! :) Did you mean August 2018?

    "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

    Developer Programmer 261312 | Age: 30 | Language: 20 | Experience: 10 | Education: 15 | Partner Skills: 5 | Total Points: 189/190 - 80/85pts

    Main Applicant
    9-7-18: ACS Result - Credited Experience for 261312: 5yrs - 10 pts
    3-19-19: PTE Result - L 82 / R 80 / W 90 / S 82 - Superior 20pts

    Partner
    2-8-19: ACS Result - Experience Credited for 261312
    3-13-19: PTE Result - L 89 / R 86 / W 90 / S 90 - Superior
    Partner Skills: 5pts

    3-22-19: Submitted EOI : 189 - 80pts
    3-26-19: Applied for NBI clearance to be released on April 11
    3-28-19: Medical Exam at St. Luke's BGC
    4-05-19: Health Clearance Provided: No Action Required
    4-11-19: NBI Clearance claimed
    4-14-19: Submitted EOI : 190 (NSW) - 85pts
    5-17-19: Received Pre-Invite from NSW
    5-21-19: Submitted Application for Nomination to NSW
    5-22-19: Application Approved, ITA Received in Skillselect
    5-23-19: Visa Lodged for 190
    7-11-19: Invitation Received for 189 Visa
    8-28-19: Visa Lodged for 189
    10-25-19: Visa Granted for 190
    2-9-20: Visa Granted for 189

    Praise GOD!

  • cyborg5cyborg5 AustraliaPosts: 261Member
    Share ko lang. Ive been asked to share my github. Been asked to code algorithmic and UI agile stories. Angular, react, Java and so on. Sa kasamaang palad wala pang job offer

    The flower that blooms in adversity, is the most rare and beautiful.

  • cyborg5cyborg5 AustraliaPosts: 261Member
    Natanong na din ako whats high order component ng react, some concepts ng redux, lifecycle angular at react.

    The flower that blooms in adversity, is the most rare and beautiful.

  • nikkinicqnikkinicq BrisbanePosts: 5Member
    @cyborg5 Hi, nakakuha ka na po ba work? Currently po kasi 2 weeks na ko sa Brissy, kaso todo apply na ko online and wala pa pong tumatawag sakin. Network and Security side naman ako HUHU.

    Any tips po kung pano mas tataas chance na makakuha ng kahit service desk lang muna or tech support role? 9 months palang kasi experience ko sa field sa pinas e :(

    Salamat po.
  • carlosaucarlosau PhilippinesPosts: 356Member
    @cyborg5 Hirap nyan ah haha!

    October 16, 2017 - Got first results of ACS. Wrong ANZCO, needed to reapply.
    December 11, 2017 - Took PTE. (L-78 | R-90 | S-90 | W-76)(Result = Proficient)
    Feb 28, 2018 - Reapplied for ACS 261313 (Software Engineer).
    April 17, 2018 - Got ACS results. (Result = Suitable)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (189 | 70 | 26313 Software
    Engineer)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 VIC | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    May 5, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 NSW | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    June 26 - PTE Retake. (L-77 | R-90 | S-90 | W-80) (Result = Proficient)
    July 3, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 QLD | 75 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    July 25, 2018 - QLD 190 INVITE.
    August 25, 2018 - Cancelled QLD pre-invite because no Job offer.
    Oct 1, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-78 | R-80 | S-90 | W-81) (Result = Proficient)
    Oct 18, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-81 | R-90 | S-90 | W-90) (Result = Superior)
    Oct 19, 2018 - EOI Update. (189 | 80 | 190 NSW / VIC | 80 + 5)
    Nov 10, 2018 - 189 INVITE.
    Nov 15, 2018 - NSW 190 INVITE.
    Nov 22, 2018 - Lodged VISA 189. Let's go!
    Nov 27, 2018 - VIC 190 INVITE.
    Nov 27, 2018 - Medicals done. Waiting game begins.
    Feb 11, 2019 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord!
    Mar 5, 2019 - CFO
    Sep 26, 2019 - BIG MOVE! Thank you, Lord!
    Nov 14, 2019 - Finally landed a job!
    Dec 6, 2019 - Moved to a new house.

  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 884Member
    @nicnac computershare? Hehe :) Galing galing! Marami talagang success stories don sa group na yun!

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    04 Feb 2020 - CO Michael Contact (Asking for Evidence of NAATI CCL pass document, Status: Initial Assessment)
    04 Feb 2020 - Responded to CO Contact, attached evidence of NAATI CCL documents (Status: Further Assessment)
    04 Feb 2020 - Provided Compliment Feedback via DHA website
    06 Feb 2020 - Received Feedback Acknowledgement email from CO Sebastian
    06 Feb 2020 - Golden Visa Grant! PRAISE GOD!

  • barbedwirebarbedwire MalaysiaPosts: 45Member
    Ang sakit pala kapag akala mo ok yung interview tapos kinahapunan makakareceive ka na rejection letter :((

    Lakas makademotivate.

    Pero Good luck po sa ating lahat na currently Job Hunting :)

    @nikkinicq ako din po Networks pero wala po akong tip, kamote mga applications ko e. :D

    263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 10pts | English: 20pts | Total: 75pts

    04.2016 - joined pinoyau forum
    21.03.2017 - visited AU at naconvince na seryosohin na ang pagaapply
    19.08.2017 - Received ACS assessment: AQF Bachelor Degree, 2 years deducted
    23.06.2018 | PTE Mock Test B |LRSW|80/71/59/87|
    05.07.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|90/84/90/89|
    10.07.2018 - Submitted EOI 189/190 (VIC) (75/80)
    11.08.2018 - ITA Received
    30.09.2018 - Visa Lodged
    10.12.2018 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord!
    04.05.2019 - IE in Melbourne
    06.2019 - Job Offer in SA! Thank you ulit Lord!
    13.07.2019 - BM in Adelaide

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator
    I was trying to find a new job too while currently employed. Few days ago may rejection letter din ako na received pero hindi ako masyado affected. Maybe because im employed currently kaya ganun. Pero on top of that lage ko sinasabi sarili ko. Its their loss... Mind over matter lang, to keep your self esteem and keep going.

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
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    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • nikkinicqnikkinicq BrisbanePosts: 5Member
    @barbedwire sigeee po, buti ka nga po nakaabot na sa interview e. Yung akin puro emails na "we regret to inform you" ang sakit huhu pero tuloy ang buhay! Good luck sakin :)
  • KIKOKIKO MelbornPosts: 59Member
    @auyeah - yeah 2018. haha typo.

    Update as of 31 Jan 2019

    2019 Jan 25 - Drivers Licence (First Attempt) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Nov 22 : Wife Job Hunting commences!!!

    2018 Nov 21 : APHRA Registered Nurse - Division 1 (Wifey) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Oct 15 : Wifey completion of IRON and submission of AGBP-40.

    2018 Aug 15 : Husband First Day of Work Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 23 : Wifey 1st Day of Classes IRON (ACFE).

    2018 Jul 19 : Tenancy Bond Agreement Signing!! Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 11 : Big Move to Melbourne, Australia. Stayed with brother's family for 10 days.

    2018 Jun 29 : Last Day of Work (Singapore) -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 May 15 : Wifey enrolment to ACFE -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 Dec 23 - Wifey PTE (L-69,R-72,S-85,W-69) - Take 1 Yehey! (Nursing)

    2017 Sep 17 : Returned to Singapore.

    2017 Sep 14 : Initial Entry (Melbourne)

    2017 Sep 04 : PR Visa 189 Grant!!! 3 of us!! Thank you Bossing!!!

    2017 Mar 03 : Lodge & Payment (Me,Wifey & Baby - Yehey)

    2017 Feb 15 : ITA - 189 (Software Engineer - Yehey)

    2016 Dec 22 : EOI Submission

    2016 Dec 20 : PTE (L-72,R-67,S-79,W-79) - Take 1 Yehey!

    2016 Sep 24 : Positive Assessment from ACS - Software Engineer :)

    2012 Jan 1 : Started to collect Employment Certificates / Plans of Migration to Australia

    Thank you Bossing!!!

  • yosh10yosh10 SydneyPosts: 286Member
    Congrats! @nicnac

    ANZSCO 233512 (Mechanical Engineer)

    17.Sept.2014 - CDR received by EA
    02.Feb.2015 - Received POSITIVE assessment result from EA. Yahoo! (Letter dated: 23.January.2015)
    02.Feb.2015 - EOI lodgement
    27.Feb.2015 - Received ITA (Visa 189)
    05.Mar.2015 - Lodge Visa 189
    24.April.2015 - Direct Visa Grant!

    22.June.2020 - Lodge Citizenship Application

    "Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will."

  • KIKOKIKO MelbornPosts: 59Member
    @carlosau - technical portion ay madali lang. Na perfect ko nga yung written test and practical program test (soobrang dami ng technicals tapos may technical interview pa)

    Hindi lang tumugma yung answers ko sa behavioral questions nila. hahaha kaboom!

    Update as of 31 Jan 2019

    2019 Jan 25 - Drivers Licence (First Attempt) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Nov 22 : Wife Job Hunting commences!!!

    2018 Nov 21 : APHRA Registered Nurse - Division 1 (Wifey) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Oct 15 : Wifey completion of IRON and submission of AGBP-40.

    2018 Aug 15 : Husband First Day of Work Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 23 : Wifey 1st Day of Classes IRON (ACFE).

    2018 Jul 19 : Tenancy Bond Agreement Signing!! Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 11 : Big Move to Melbourne, Australia. Stayed with brother's family for 10 days.

    2018 Jun 29 : Last Day of Work (Singapore) -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 May 15 : Wifey enrolment to ACFE -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 Dec 23 - Wifey PTE (L-69,R-72,S-85,W-69) - Take 1 Yehey! (Nursing)

    2017 Sep 17 : Returned to Singapore.

    2017 Sep 14 : Initial Entry (Melbourne)

    2017 Sep 04 : PR Visa 189 Grant!!! 3 of us!! Thank you Bossing!!!

    2017 Mar 03 : Lodge & Payment (Me,Wifey & Baby - Yehey)

    2017 Feb 15 : ITA - 189 (Software Engineer - Yehey)

    2016 Dec 22 : EOI Submission

    2016 Dec 20 : PTE (L-72,R-67,S-79,W-79) - Take 1 Yehey!

    2016 Sep 24 : Positive Assessment from ACS - Software Engineer :)

    2012 Jan 1 : Started to collect Employment Certificates / Plans of Migration to Australia

    Thank you Bossing!!!

  • carlosaucarlosau PhilippinesPosts: 356Member
    @KIKO Baka pwede mo kong refer jan haha Java Dev ako 14 years exp.

    October 16, 2017 - Got first results of ACS. Wrong ANZCO, needed to reapply.
    December 11, 2017 - Took PTE. (L-78 | R-90 | S-90 | W-76)(Result = Proficient)
    Feb 28, 2018 - Reapplied for ACS 261313 (Software Engineer).
    April 17, 2018 - Got ACS results. (Result = Suitable)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (189 | 70 | 26313 Software
    Engineer)
    April 18, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 VIC | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    May 5, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 NSW | 70 + 5 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    June 26 - PTE Retake. (L-77 | R-90 | S-90 | W-80) (Result = Proficient)
    July 3, 2018 - Submitted EOI. (190 QLD | 75 | 26313 Software Engineer)
    July 25, 2018 - QLD 190 INVITE.
    August 25, 2018 - Cancelled QLD pre-invite because no Job offer.
    Oct 1, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-78 | R-80 | S-90 | W-81) (Result = Proficient)
    Oct 18, 2018 - PTE Retake. (L-81 | R-90 | S-90 | W-90) (Result = Superior)
    Oct 19, 2018 - EOI Update. (189 | 80 | 190 NSW / VIC | 80 + 5)
    Nov 10, 2018 - 189 INVITE.
    Nov 15, 2018 - NSW 190 INVITE.
    Nov 22, 2018 - Lodged VISA 189. Let's go!
    Nov 27, 2018 - VIC 190 INVITE.
    Nov 27, 2018 - Medicals done. Waiting game begins.
    Feb 11, 2019 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord!
    Mar 5, 2019 - CFO
    Sep 26, 2019 - BIG MOVE! Thank you, Lord!
    Nov 14, 2019 - Finally landed a job!
    Dec 6, 2019 - Moved to a new house.

  • mycroft_holmesmycroft_holmes SingaporePosts: 273Member
    edited May 2019
    Hello po.

    Anyone in Melb and looking for a job right now? A network of mine is looking for an Industrial Engineer with experience in 2D/3D CAD or Revit software.

    Here are the details:
    https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c3RlcGhhbmllbS4zNTQxMi41NDAzQGJlY2tzd2lnZ2luc3N0b2tlc2F1LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

    312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 189, 75pts
    Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | English: 20

    20 Feb 2018: Started collecting documents for skills assessment
    01 Apr 2018: Started reviewing for IELTS
    30 July 2018: VETASSESS Application Submitted
    07 Sep 2018: VETASSESS Outcome Received - Positive
    15 Sep 2018: IELTS | L8.5 | R8.5 | S7.0 | W7.0
    20 Sep 2018: EOI Lodge - 189, 190 (65,70 pts)
    01 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L81 | R89 | S90 | W77 (Haisst...)
    01 Oct 2018: NBI Fingerprinting Appointment - PE Singapore
    22 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R77 | S90 | W88 (Haisst...)

    Dedicated 1 month to review for PTE

    23 Nov 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R87 | S90 | W90 (Yahoo!)
    01 Dec 2018: EOI Updated - 189 , 190 (75,80 points)
    02 Dec 2018: Filed-up Form 80 and 1221 (whole day encoding..)
    04 Dec 2018: NBI Clearance Received
    06 Dec 2018: Pre-ITA 190 Received (VIC State Nomination)
    07 Dec 2018: Applied for VIC State Nomination
    11 Dec 2018: ITA 189 Received
    11 Dec 2018: Immediately informed Victoria that Application for State Nomination can't be process anymore. (EOI is locked. 189 and 190 are under the same EOI)
    11 Dec 2018: Applied E-Appeal for SG Police COC
    12 Dec 2018: Medical exam taken and submitted - Sata AMK Night
    13 Dec 2018: Medical exam results received. Health clearance provided – no action required.
    14 Dec 2018: Fingerprint appointment and SG COC Collected.
    16 Dec 2018: Visa Application Lodge

    "When you want something; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

  • RejNaix11RejNaix11 PhilippinesPosts: 71Member
    Hi! Any tips po for job interview. TIA
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 820Member
    @RejNaix11 ano pong field ka para mas tailored ang response sayo?

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • mycroft_holmesmycroft_holmes SingaporePosts: 273Member
    edited June 2019
    Long post. :)

    Dun sa mga nagwe wait ng visa grant and planning to BM soon afterwards, try to improve and activate your linkedin and maximise your professional presence in the target industry and city for the mean time. Sobrang helpful po. Promise!

    In this way, tataas yung visibilty nyo. So when people try to search for ganitong role in the city of (your chosen locality), kayo agad yung mag-appear.

    Share ko lang yung naging experience ko. After I received the grant last Mar 16 nag start na ako ayusin Linkedin Profile ko. Sabi nga try to reach full stars and 1000+ connections. Important thing is to connect to as many people within your target industry/profession and target city either actively (with personal message) or passively (no message). In my case passive lang ako, mindset ko is add lang ng add and kung ireject man di naman nila ako kilala and no pressure since malayo pa BM. Once mag BM tsaka ko sila i-PM. (PM is the key strategy. Hehe)

    While adding, I see to it na okay yung profile summary and naka indicate dun na may PR Visa ako and will move to this city on this date. Meron din ako sample works (photos) below the profile for them to see.

    Concurrently, inupdate ko din CV ko in AU format. I have put the helpful links sa baba ng post. I omit the general job description and use key achievements instead. Yung JD ko nilaro ko words to make it sound as an achievement and not just a day-to-day task that anyone can perform. I see to it na max 3 bullet points lang para nga mabilis mag-edit (and mag tailor fit) and apply once I move na permanently.

    Ginamit ko din yung free trial nun premium which I found sobrang worth it especially yung Linkedin Learning na may downloadable offline courses na related sa field ko na drafting and building information modelling. In fact, na apply ko pa yun mga natutunan ko dun sa last work ko dito sa SG. Before 1 month I cancelled na para di mag-bill haha. :D

    Eventually may mga nagpi PM na both recruiters and MDs. Sinasabi ko na ganito pa ako mag BM so by that time, i-Pm ko sila if may Vacancy pa rin.

    Fast forward to May 18, may nag pm na recruiter (yan yung nai-post ko above). Reluctant ako to take the role since baka urgent and “Industrial Engineer” yung hanap. After ilang weeks, nag message ulit siya, hiningi niya CV ko which I have updated to AU Format na during free time (Buti na lang haha). Then nag send din ako sample works (sinend niya ata to MD). Yung exchange of linkedin message happened in a span of 2 weeks.

    To my surprise inisched niya ako sa interview (a couple of days ago) which is a viber video call (her name is Steph btw). Sobrang light and smooth nun interview. 30 mins ata kami magkausap. That night nag message siya na impressed daw yung Managing Director sa CV ko and very keen daw to video chat tomorrow (akala mo friends haha).

    Yesterday, nag kausap na kami ni MD which is more of diniscuss niya lang yung business, role, career progression, etc. Wala siya masyado questions about sakin as compared to the recruiter interview. Inisip ko baka nai-build up na ako ni Steph

    Earlier nag email ako kay MD ng sample works.
    Around lunch, I received the job offer from Steph and they’re asking me to submit next week my passport, visa, character reference, qualifications, etc. for us to move forward.

    The role is permanent (with career progression) + super and yung rate is more than what I expect.

    The bonus part is willing sila tulungan ako mag arrange ng place to stay since yung business is 16 km from CBD or 36 km from the place na dapat pag stayhan ko sa sana sa Melb. Calyton/Notting Hill to be exact.

    Grabe. Hanggang ngayon. Lutang na lutang ako. Finally Graduate na ako!!!


    Eto po yung timeline:

    Mar 16 -Visa Granted
    May 18 - Recruiter contact
    May 29 - Recruiter interview
    May 30 - MD interview
    May 31 - Job offer received
    Jun 28 - IE to Brissy
    Jul 10 - BM to Melb
    Jul 15 - Start of Work

    Kaya dun sa mga naghihintay ng grant and mag start pa lang ng journey. Kapit, dasal, sipag at tyaga lang. Kaya niyo din yan. Kita kits sa Oz! :)>- \m/ 8-}

    312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 189, 75pts
    Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | English: 20

    20 Feb 2018: Started collecting documents for skills assessment
    01 Apr 2018: Started reviewing for IELTS
    30 July 2018: VETASSESS Application Submitted
    07 Sep 2018: VETASSESS Outcome Received - Positive
    15 Sep 2018: IELTS | L8.5 | R8.5 | S7.0 | W7.0
    20 Sep 2018: EOI Lodge - 189, 190 (65,70 pts)
    01 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L81 | R89 | S90 | W77 (Haisst...)
    01 Oct 2018: NBI Fingerprinting Appointment - PE Singapore
    22 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R77 | S90 | W88 (Haisst...)

    Dedicated 1 month to review for PTE

    23 Nov 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R87 | S90 | W90 (Yahoo!)
    01 Dec 2018: EOI Updated - 189 , 190 (75,80 points)
    02 Dec 2018: Filed-up Form 80 and 1221 (whole day encoding..)
    04 Dec 2018: NBI Clearance Received
    06 Dec 2018: Pre-ITA 190 Received (VIC State Nomination)
    07 Dec 2018: Applied for VIC State Nomination
    11 Dec 2018: ITA 189 Received
    11 Dec 2018: Immediately informed Victoria that Application for State Nomination can't be process anymore. (EOI is locked. 189 and 190 are under the same EOI)
    11 Dec 2018: Applied E-Appeal for SG Police COC
    12 Dec 2018: Medical exam taken and submitted - Sata AMK Night
    13 Dec 2018: Medical exam results received. Health clearance provided – no action required.
    14 Dec 2018: Fingerprint appointment and SG COC Collected.
    16 Dec 2018: Visa Application Lodge

    "When you want something; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

  • ms_anems_ane Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 1,133Member
    aba hoy hoy hoy napakabilis mo kapatid hahahaaha! @mycroft_holmes iba ka talaga sobrang congrats sayo!!!! aba e pakapehin mo naman na kami huy!!! bago ka lumayas hahaha! grabe sobrang blessed! congrats sa iyo kapatid! good job ka! gawin ko yan style mo hehehe sana palarin na katulad mo makahanap agad ng work :)

    ANZSCO 233511 | Industrial Engineer | Age : 25 , Education: 15, Experience: 15, PTE: 20| 75 Points

    12.10.2016 | IELTS L 7.5 R 8.0 W 7.0 S 7.5
    03.23.2018 | Lodged EA Assessment
    05.29.2018 | EA Result : POSITIVE
    06.20.2018 | EOI 189 65 points
    07.20.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|78/77/85/86|
    08.10.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|75/72/75/81| - PTE Reported Technical Glitch
    09.27.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|84/82/82/89| - SUPERIOR
    09.29.2018 | EOI 189 75 points (updated)
    10.11.2018 | 189 Invitation Received.
    10.29.2018 | Singapore COC issued
    11.15.2018 | NBI Clearance Issued
    12.07.2018 | Visa Lodgement
    12.22.2018 | Medicals
    1.3.2019 | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    2.05.2019 | ImmiAccount Tech confirmed there is system glitch
    in our Health Assessment Page in Skilled Migration Visa Application
    2.05.2019 | Attached supporting documents in our application regarding this glitch.
    3.15.2019 | CO Contact - Requesting for Medicals ( this is the result of the system glitch)
    3.18.2019 | Responded to CO Contact
    3.29.2019 | Feedback sent
    4.08.2019 | Visa Grant. To God Be The Glory!! :)

  • edgeedge PhilippinesPosts: 279Member
    @mycroft_holmes ang galing sobrang nakakainspire :)

    Jan. 22, 2019 - 1st PTE-A Exam at Trident
    Jan. 29, 2019 - Results: L-90, R-87, S-90, W-86 (Superior)
    March 11, 2019 - Applied for CPAA Assessment
    March 14, 2019 - CPAA Contact for additional document
    April 4, 2019 - Received CPAA positive academic assessment for nominated occupation 221111 General Accountant. To resend colored scanned employment reference letters for skilled employment assessment of CPAA.
    April 29, 2019 - Received CPAA positive skilled employment assessment. All working years considered by CPAA.
    May 1, 2019 - Lodged 189/190/489 visas. 75/80/85

    ......Waiting Game.......

  • mycroft_holmesmycroft_holmes SingaporePosts: 273Member
    edited June 2019
    @ms_ane nakauwi na ako pinas haha. Ginalengan eh. Thank you thank you batchmate! Ipag-pray ko din kayo. Goodluck and all the best.

    Helpful din yung post ni @chococrinkle
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/11916/job-hunt-2019/p5

    312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 189, 75pts
    Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | English: 20

    20 Feb 2018: Started collecting documents for skills assessment
    01 Apr 2018: Started reviewing for IELTS
    30 July 2018: VETASSESS Application Submitted
    07 Sep 2018: VETASSESS Outcome Received - Positive
    15 Sep 2018: IELTS | L8.5 | R8.5 | S7.0 | W7.0
    20 Sep 2018: EOI Lodge - 189, 190 (65,70 pts)
    01 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L81 | R89 | S90 | W77 (Haisst...)
    01 Oct 2018: NBI Fingerprinting Appointment - PE Singapore
    22 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R77 | S90 | W88 (Haisst...)

    Dedicated 1 month to review for PTE

    23 Nov 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R87 | S90 | W90 (Yahoo!)
    01 Dec 2018: EOI Updated - 189 , 190 (75,80 points)
    02 Dec 2018: Filed-up Form 80 and 1221 (whole day encoding..)
    04 Dec 2018: NBI Clearance Received
    06 Dec 2018: Pre-ITA 190 Received (VIC State Nomination)
    07 Dec 2018: Applied for VIC State Nomination
    11 Dec 2018: ITA 189 Received
    11 Dec 2018: Immediately informed Victoria that Application for State Nomination can't be process anymore. (EOI is locked. 189 and 190 are under the same EOI)
    11 Dec 2018: Applied E-Appeal for SG Police COC
    12 Dec 2018: Medical exam taken and submitted - Sata AMK Night
    13 Dec 2018: Medical exam results received. Health clearance provided – no action required.
    14 Dec 2018: Fingerprint appointment and SG COC Collected.
    16 Dec 2018: Visa Application Lodge

    "When you want something; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

  • mycroft_holmesmycroft_holmes SingaporePosts: 273Member

    312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 189, 75pts
    Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | English: 20

    20 Feb 2018: Started collecting documents for skills assessment
    01 Apr 2018: Started reviewing for IELTS
    30 July 2018: VETASSESS Application Submitted
    07 Sep 2018: VETASSESS Outcome Received - Positive
    15 Sep 2018: IELTS | L8.5 | R8.5 | S7.0 | W7.0
    20 Sep 2018: EOI Lodge - 189, 190 (65,70 pts)
    01 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L81 | R89 | S90 | W77 (Haisst...)
    01 Oct 2018: NBI Fingerprinting Appointment - PE Singapore
    22 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R77 | S90 | W88 (Haisst...)

    Dedicated 1 month to review for PTE

    23 Nov 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R87 | S90 | W90 (Yahoo!)
    01 Dec 2018: EOI Updated - 189 , 190 (75,80 points)
    02 Dec 2018: Filed-up Form 80 and 1221 (whole day encoding..)
    04 Dec 2018: NBI Clearance Received
    06 Dec 2018: Pre-ITA 190 Received (VIC State Nomination)
    07 Dec 2018: Applied for VIC State Nomination
    11 Dec 2018: ITA 189 Received
    11 Dec 2018: Immediately informed Victoria that Application for State Nomination can't be process anymore. (EOI is locked. 189 and 190 are under the same EOI)
    11 Dec 2018: Applied E-Appeal for SG Police COC
    12 Dec 2018: Medical exam taken and submitted - Sata AMK Night
    13 Dec 2018: Medical exam results received. Health clearance provided – no action required.
    14 Dec 2018: Fingerprint appointment and SG COC Collected.
    16 Dec 2018: Visa Application Lodge

    "When you want something; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

  • mycroft_holmesmycroft_holmes SingaporePosts: 273Member
    @edge salamat. Research, preparation and swerte. :) Goodluck sa yo bro. Kita kits!

    312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 189, 75pts
    Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Experience: 10 | English: 20

    20 Feb 2018: Started collecting documents for skills assessment
    01 Apr 2018: Started reviewing for IELTS
    30 July 2018: VETASSESS Application Submitted
    07 Sep 2018: VETASSESS Outcome Received - Positive
    15 Sep 2018: IELTS | L8.5 | R8.5 | S7.0 | W7.0
    20 Sep 2018: EOI Lodge - 189, 190 (65,70 pts)
    01 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L81 | R89 | S90 | W77 (Haisst...)
    01 Oct 2018: NBI Fingerprinting Appointment - PE Singapore
    22 Oct 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R77 | S90 | W88 (Haisst...)

    Dedicated 1 month to review for PTE

    23 Nov 2018: PTE Academic | L90 | R87 | S90 | W90 (Yahoo!)
    01 Dec 2018: EOI Updated - 189 , 190 (75,80 points)
    02 Dec 2018: Filed-up Form 80 and 1221 (whole day encoding..)
    04 Dec 2018: NBI Clearance Received
    06 Dec 2018: Pre-ITA 190 Received (VIC State Nomination)
    07 Dec 2018: Applied for VIC State Nomination
    11 Dec 2018: ITA 189 Received
    11 Dec 2018: Immediately informed Victoria that Application for State Nomination can't be process anymore. (EOI is locked. 189 and 190 are under the same EOI)
    11 Dec 2018: Applied E-Appeal for SG Police COC
    12 Dec 2018: Medical exam taken and submitted - Sata AMK Night
    13 Dec 2018: Medical exam results received. Health clearance provided – no action required.
    14 Dec 2018: Fingerprint appointment and SG COC Collected.
    16 Dec 2018: Visa Application Lodge

    "When you want something; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

  • donyxdonyx PhilippinesPosts: 343Member
    @mycroft_holmes thank you for the tips. na-inspire ako mag-update ng LinkedIn account ko and expand my network. :)

    233513 - Production or Plant Engineer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | English: 20 | Experience: 15 | Total: 80

    December 2, 2017 - IELTS (L: 8.0, R: 9.0, W: 6.0, S: 7.0) Competent
    September 17, 2018 - Lodge CDR+RSEA, Fast Track
    October 9, 2018 - EA Contact, additional requirements
    October 16, 2018 - Positive outcome
    December 3, 2018 - 1st take PTE-A (L: 86, R: 90, W: 90, S: 90) Superior
    February 18, 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    March 10, 2019 - ITA for 189 Received
    April 6, 2019 - Medicals
    April 10, 2019 - No Actions Required
    April 17, 2019 - Visa Lodged
    January 10, 2020 - Updated passport details
    January 30, 2020 - CO Contact for Evidence of Relationship
    February 6, 2020 - Responded to CO
    March 4, 2020 - Updated NBI (Police) Clearance
    Waiting Game

  • ayyayayyay PhilippinesPosts: 21Member
    @mycroft_holmes , nakakainspire naman yung post mo. nakakatuwa din. sana ganyan din yung mga susunod.

    Been there sa situation na nag-iisip kung makakasurvive after IE. Luckily I got my job after 2 months.

    May 2018 - Decision Made
    June 2018 - Start gathering documents for ACS Skills Assessment
    11 August 2018 - Submitted ACS Skills Assessment
    22 August 2018 - PTE Exam (L-79 , R-90, S-90, W-87)
    03 October 2018 - Received Skills Assessment (+)
    04 October 2018 - EOI Lodge (S189, 75pts)
    10 October 2018 - ITA Received(S189)
    24 October 2018 - Visa Lodged
    07 November 2018 - Medical (Nationwide Makati)
    14 November 2018 - Health clearance provided – no action required
    18 January 2019 - Direct Grant

    Thanks God :)

  • chococrinklechococrinkle AdelaidePosts: 582Member
    @mycroft_holmes wow! Congrats sayo! Galing! :-)

    2014 -- start of Au dream
    06.07.14 -- IELTS LRWS 7.5/7.5/7.0/7.0
    07.18.14 -- positive skills assessment
    08.01.14 -- waiting for occupation in ACT to open
    08.01.15 -- still waiting for occupation in ACT to open
    08.01.16 -- still waiting for occupation in ACT to open
    06.07.17 -- expired IELTS
    07.18.17 -- expired skills assessment
    08.2017 -- learned high points via SA 489
    11.22.17 -- PTE Academic exam LRWS 90/79/90/90
    11.22.17 -- result of Vetassess assessment renewal
    11.30.17 -- EOI lodge SA 489 80 pts
    12.22.17 -- received SA invitation
    01.04.18 -- Visa Lodge SA 489
    01.19.18 -- Medicals
    04.10.18 -- Visa Grant (DG) Praise God!!!


    PTE Writing Tips

    For writing essay I used E2 language format and applying what I learned from Ielts. Sa intro, sa 1st sentence ni restate ko lang yung question using my own words. Then sa 2nd sentence if one sided lang yung question, I give summary of the reasons ( 2 reasons only). Example, if ang essay is about importance of computers (one sided), eto 2nd sentence ko. Computers are valuable resources as they (1st reason) aid in learning and are (2nd reason) used to communicate with others. Then sa 3rd sentence sasabihin ko para pampahaba-- In this essay, I shall discuss my point of view by giving points and examples about the topic.

    Then sa 2nd paragraph, elaborate ko na ang 1St reason. Mga 2 sentences na magsupport sa 1st reason, like if yung 1st reason ko is aid in learning, expand ko ang topic by answering how computers aid in learning,etc. Usually yung reason mo convert mo by asking how, what, when, or who. Tapos sa 3rd sentence, I state examples. Pwede ka din mag add pa ng 4th sentence parang isummarize mo lang ang 2nd paragraph.

    Sa 3rd paragraph discuss naman ang 3rd reason same sa ginawa sa 2nd par.

    4Th paragraph 1st sentence conclusion, then 2nd sentence recommendation.

    If 2 sided naman yung intro pwede mo gamitin yung nasa template like kina Heprex na samples. Then yung 2nd par yung kabilang side, then yung 3rd paragraph yung other side. Tapos same last paragraph.

    If medyo nahihirapan ka sa mga ideas, research ka dito sa forum ng mga recent topics. Tapos based dun sa topic reasearch ka anong pwedeng maging points and reasons para may idea ka na ano ilalagay mo sa essay.

    Ang key talaga sa writing is dapat marami ka ideas. If nahihirapan ka mag construct ng idea try to research as much as possible. Google mo yung mga common or recent topics on pte writing tapos may mga sample questions dun,, then research mo ano possible answers para sa actual exam may idea kana ano isasagot. Tapos dpat familiarize mo mga connectors (like moreover, therefore, for instance, etc) kasi mas mataas ang grade kapag medyo complex ang sentence na ginagamit mo kesa simple sentences lang.

    For summarize written text strategy ko is to first get ano main topic. Then analyze what important points were given, may nangyari ba? If meron ano ang nangyari, kelan nangyari? ano at para kanino ang purpose? Usually kasi sa mga paragraphs naka detail lang pero yung point lang naman dun is parang dinedescribe lang yung main topic. If you can answer who/what, when, how and why about the topic pwede mo na pagdugtungin yung ideas mo thru connectors and form a sentence. If you will have multiple paragraphs, summarize mo muna per paragraph then summarize mo ulit lahat in one sentence

    Another tip also in writing as much as possible do not repeat the same words. If you dont have much stored knowledge about synonyms okay lang. Practice and Research is the key. Kaya malaki ang help sa akin yung pag research sa mga common or recent topics kasi while practicing pwede akong mghanap ng synonyms then mas madali ko syang ma recall sa actual exam kasi nagawa ko na sya before. Tapos if meron kayong word na ma encounter na parang hirap kayo mag elaborate, google nyo din anong synonym or phrases na pwedeng same meaning ng word. Share ko yung nilista kong mga synonyms na possible na magagamit sa mga essay kasi minsan these are the topics commonly asked.

    Essay synonyms

    Discuss- cite, mention, illustrate, narrate, elucidate, talk about

    Finally.. Concluded, In Summary

    Democracy- representative govt; elective govt; republic; commonwealth

    Vote- suffrage, ballot, poll, elect officials, select leaders, appoint, designate

    Leaders- officials, officer, commander, chief, head, principal of nations, pioneer, front runner

    Nature- mother earth, environment, wildlife, universe, cosmos, countryside, natural resources, natural world

    Environment- habitat, territory, domain, surroundings

    Teachers- educator, tutor, coach,guide, mentor, guru, professor, trainer, lecturer

    Computer- PC, laptop, netbook,desktop, terminal, mainframe

    Robot- automated individual, android, automaton, golem, bot, droid,

    Invention- creation, innovation, development, design

    Creative ability- inventive mind, originality, imagination, inspiration

    Airplane- plane, airliner, jet, plane

    Drugs- medicine, medication, remedy, cure, antidote

    Issue- matter, affairs, problem, difficulty, obstacle, predicament

    Information- details, particulars, facts, data, computing /computer

    Revolution- insurgence, transformation, innovation, revolt, uprising, restructuring

    Packaging- case, wrap

    Region, province, rural area, district, territory, district, area

    Boon- blessing, benefit, advantage

    Tourist- traveler, vacationer, visitor

    Tourism- visits to places of interest; commercial organization and operation of vacations; traveling to places; services provided to people for holidays

    Technology- invention, engineering, applied science, method, technical knowledge, undustrial science, mechanization

    Xenophobic- anti nationalist

  • fioning1120fioning1120 PangasinanPosts: 72Member
  • SAP_TRMSAP_TRM Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 92Member
    Any SAP consultants here who has any success stories or tips to share?

    08.05.2017 - Started compiling requirements for ACS
    13.04.2018 - Received ACS skills assessment results
    07.06.2018 - PTE exam
    08.06.2018 - Received PTE exam results
    19.10.2018 - Partner updated EOI
    11.11.2018 - Partner received ITA
    13.11.2018 - Medical exams
    19.11.2018 - Requested to go to a doctor for further medical assessment
    12.12.2018 - Partner lodged visa
    21.03.2019 - CO contact requesting for PCC Malaysia for me and PCC Australia for my partner
    11.04.2019 - Completed submission of PCC
    28.05.2019 - Visa Granted! Thank you, Lord!
    26.07.2019 - BIG MOVE!

  • auyeahauyeah ManilaPosts: 322Member
    SAP_TRM said:

    Any SAP consultants here who has any success stories or tips to share?

    Curious about this too :)

    "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

    Developer Programmer 261312 | Age: 30 | Language: 20 | Experience: 10 | Education: 15 | Partner Skills: 5 | Total Points: 189/190 - 80/85pts

    Main Applicant
    9-7-18: ACS Result - Credited Experience for 261312: 5yrs - 10 pts
    3-19-19: PTE Result - L 82 / R 80 / W 90 / S 82 - Superior 20pts

    Partner
    2-8-19: ACS Result - Experience Credited for 261312
    3-13-19: PTE Result - L 89 / R 86 / W 90 / S 90 - Superior
    Partner Skills: 5pts

    3-22-19: Submitted EOI : 189 - 80pts
    3-26-19: Applied for NBI clearance to be released on April 11
    3-28-19: Medical Exam at St. Luke's BGC
    4-05-19: Health Clearance Provided: No Action Required
    4-11-19: NBI Clearance claimed
    4-14-19: Submitted EOI : 190 (NSW) - 85pts
    5-17-19: Received Pre-Invite from NSW
    5-21-19: Submitted Application for Nomination to NSW
    5-22-19: Application Approved, ITA Received in Skillselect
    5-23-19: Visa Lodged for 190
    7-11-19: Invitation Received for 189 Visa
    8-28-19: Visa Lodged for 189
    10-25-19: Visa Granted for 190
    2-9-20: Visa Granted for 189

    Praise GOD!

  • cheesybaconmushroomcheesybaconmushroom Posts: 35Member
    auyeah said:

    SAP_TRM said:

    Any SAP consultants here who has any success stories or tips to share?

    Curious about this too :)
    uy ako rin! will need tips when the time comes :)

    I already have a former team mate already working in Sydney, though. hindi ko pa lang sya nasabihan na naglodge na ako.
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