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Job Seeking In Perth

As we are currently in the Aussie winter at the moment our original plan to do some seasonal work right away had to be put on the back burner. This isn’t to say that there is non available as there is some farm work going, mostly pruning in preparation for the spring, but it is not as booming or easy to find as it would become the summer months. If you do want t do this kind of work at this time of year your best bet is to head to the north to areas around Darwin as this area is still very warm this time of year and seasonal work is rife all year round.

It’s going to be a bit of a funny situation for the first month I feel, as we will have to live in a hostel of some sort while we work to earn money and later down the line we will have to make the decision whether we are going to seek a more secure/permanent accommodation set up in Perth or just move on to another city. Either way this is something that will become clearer with time.

We have been using Gumtree to source some construction work and Ian has lined up a meeting for us with a chap in the trade (bricklaying) after an exchange of a couple of email and then a quick phone call. In addition to this we have adopted a more hands on method to find some bar work. I’m about to use an expression here I’m sure only makes sense to the people in our group of friends but I’ll go ahead with it anyway……after putting together a quick CV/Resume focusing on the very limited bar work I have done (along with some serious padding out and over embellishing) I proceeded to ‘carpet bomb’ the shit out of pretty much every bar and club in Perth with an introductory email containing my newly acquired RSA Certificate (Responsible sale of Alcohol) and the CV. If you are unfamiliar with the RSA, this is a certificate you need in order to be able to get any bar work! It can be obtained by completing an online course which lasts around 3 hours. Well 3 hours for me and 25 minutes for Thomo after I gave him all the answers….but we’ll keep that just between us!!! In New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania the RSA needs to be acquired by actually attending the course and cannot be done over the internet.

After sending out what were around 20 emails I received 2 responses within around 4 hours which has led to 2 interviews over the next couple of days. I haven’t checked my emails yet today so there may be more responses, but either way this technique seems to have worked. The website I used to find all the bars is as follows:

www.barsandnightclubs.com.au (this website does most major cities)

All I did was pick the bars that seemed my cup of tea e.g. not pretentious and would employ a scruffy looking twat. Obviously the expression ‘beggars cant be choosers’ applies quite heavily here, so in the end I pretty much emailed every one by opening each of their individual sites (there is a link on each bar synopsis) and taking down the email address. You may find some bar websites are actually advertising for bar staff so worth a look around their sites first.

That’s about the extent of our search so far. Tomorrow we will be printing off our CVs and actually dropping into a few places. This is a pretty good approach as first impressions are important and this shows you are using your initiative and are being active, plus they actually get to meet you. I’ll keep you updated on the outcome of tomorrows antics along with what is likely to be 2 shambles of interviews……..I hope they don’t ask me to make a cocktails unless they want a gin and tonic!!!!!!

Love Scotty x

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About Scotty

Neurotically moaning my way around the world I aim to experience as much as I can and escape traditional British living. Travelling with my best friend Thomo (I hate him really), I hope to share my experiences with you, while constantly ripping on Ian and belittling myself. Should make for some fun times. (Circa 2012)Now older, fatter & somewhat wiser, I find myself sucked back into the 9-5 grind. With new responsibilities, but a never dwindling love for travel, I strive to regain the life I wanted, with my son and partner in toe...........is it possible to get the prefect mix? We shall see. (April 2017)

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One comment

  1. Love the use of carpet bombing there….makes me think of Fawn, and I’m not sure why, but Roger as well?? Love it 🙂

    Good luck with the job hunt boys xx