24, from Ireland
So what’s your new job like? And what do you do?
I’m now doing basic reception and some administration work in a really friendly financial planning office in Neutral Bay, overlooking the beautiful Harbour Bridge.
What job did you have back home?
I worked for a large insurance company for six years.
How does your new job compare to your job back home?
Because I’m doing temp work now, it’s much more fun and light-hearted. It’s a lot less pressure and the set hours really help.
How did you land your new job?
I‘ve been registered with Geoffrey Nathan since March this year, and when I returned from a month’s travelling last week I just gave them a call, and within a day I had calls from several agencies who wanted to meet me and find a job for me. Basically Geoffrey Nathan did all the footwork for me by marketing my CV to a number of other recruiters. I met with a few agencies that were all super efficient and professional, and I was offered this position on the spot.
Was it hard finding a job in the office/admin sector?
No, not after registering with an agency.
What are the good points about your new job?
It’s a really friendly office environment, and I’ve got set work hours.
Any bad points?
The long commute from Bondi Beach can be quite tedious.
Memorable moments at your new job? Any funny stories to share?
I’ve only just started, so I don’t know yet.
How’s the pay?
I get $21 per hour plus super.
How long have you been in Australia and where have you travelled so far?
I’ve been in Australia since Christmas last year. I’ve travelled the east and west coasts, and I’ve been travelling around Sydney and Perth so far.
Where are you going to travel next?
I’m going to travel around Asia for five weeks in October.
Any advice for other travellers considering a job in the office/admin sector in Australia?
Register your CV with Geoffrey Nathan in one of their offices around Australia. Then you can just sit back and wait for the agencies to call you.