UK verses Australia - No competition!
Having arrived in Australia on August 10th 2011 I had 12 days to find somewhere to live before starting my new job at S2M Digital. This I managed to do with a little bit of luck I may add.
I started my role of Talent Broker on the 22nd August at 8.15am sharp wondering if the Australian market would be like the UK. What I mean by “the UK” is as deflating, demoralising & depressing - every cold call ends with either a “go away” or “we have a PSL so call back in 6 months” or “we don’t use agencies, you’re too expensive” & all sorts of other reasons just to get you off of the telephone. As you can imagine after 6 years in the UK of hearing this I was sceptical to say the least as to what the Australian market would throw at me.
Shock horror, I couldn’t believe my luck. I was contacting candidates & clients & they were actually asking me “How are you?’, the first time it happened I nearly had a heart attack, a client ask me how I am who would’ve thought.
I’ve been at S2M Digital for a month to the day & am happy that I made the choice to fly across the pond to try my luck. I’m starting a technical development desk from scratch so it hasn’t been easy but still Rome wasn’t built in a day & I am already seeing the benefits of the work I have put in.
I specialise within the .Net, Java, PHP, SharePoint & Ruby on Rails market place so if you require a specialist recruiter to assist you then please get in touch. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 98 63 83 76.