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Topic # 199004 31-Jul-2016 17:32
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Sorry if this has been covered before. Ran a search, but couldn't see anything of relevance.

I wondered if anyone had any tips on applying for positions in Australia whilst in NZ?

 

I've found the reply rate to be quite low, and wondered if it was typical of the AU market; that they are not open to considering NZ based applicants, or if it was just me?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1605568 6-Aug-2016 17:55
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Assume anyone who contacts you is a scammer. Make sure your get a physical address, and Google the heck out of any information you are provided.

If they want money or your bank details beforehand, do not proceed.

If there's no contract, do not proceed, If they won't give you a copy of the contract, don't proceed.

A legitimate company will always have a employment contract, and won't need you bank details until after you sign a contract.

If English is not your first language, or you're so desperate for cash that you'll take any job, be extremely careful.

Never EVER give your passport/visa to a company on arrival. Many people have been exploited by unscrupulous companies, who "hold your passport for safe keeping."

It's illegal, and if they are insistent, immediately inform the police.

So always bring a copy of your documentation to any meetings, and never hand over originals.

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