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Jobs in another city
Posted: 21 April 2013 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m applying for jobs in different parts of the country and it’s like I’m thinking “Can I really cope with moving to where I don’t know anybody?”.

I’m still applying for jobs in my home city of Melbourne. But lately I’ve been applying for jobs in Canberra because I’m forced to apply for where the jobs are. At my age I have to take what I can get. I just get worried about being told it’s freezing in Canberra a lot of the time.

I’m in the middle of applying for graduate jobs and most of the remaining brochures are for graduate jobs in Canberra. I just hope the coffee shops are good there.

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Posted: 21 April 2013 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Peter, be advised that online friends anyway remain static.  I’ve had almost 70 major moves in my lifetime.  Including quite a few nearing the age of 50 and then 60.  So, I’ve spent most of my life not knowing people, and then when I do meet them I understand I will likely only know them for a while (which is why I loved the internet when I could finally have it!)

One of the things that DID remain more certain was the chance to start over again, to be ‘new’.  And that’s a condition difficult to hold when you stay in only one place all the time.  So, a move can remake you in a lot of different ways and can be like blooming better than you did before.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Try for jobs in Perth, Peter - You’ll have Nettie & I to meet up with!

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Posted: 22 April 2013 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Smerk - 22 April 2013 05:49 AM

Try for jobs in Perth, Peter - You’ll have Nettie & I to meet up with!

I did actually apply for a graduate role in a Mining Company and the position was in Perth. I didn’t get that one.

The assessment, had I made it to that, would’ve been after a free plane ride to Perth. So I missed out big time even just on that.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well, the Perth advantage would also be that you would have pre-existing friends to hang out with so you wouldn’t feel QUITE so uprooted.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sometimes moving out of your comfort zone, although it can be scary, maybe just what you need to jumpstart your life.  It may be the best thing for you if you give it a chance.  Unfortunately too many people are scared of change and miss out on many opportunities because of it.  I think you should go for a job in Canberra if you have the opportunity Peter.

And, yes, there is always the possibility it may not work out.  But if you dont take the chance you wont’ know.  And if the fact that people have told you it’s freezing a lot of the time is your main worry I think you would be ok.  If you want to see freezing move up here where it hits 35 - 40 below in winter.  I doubt there is anywhere in Australia that gets close to that.

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