One question I get asked a lot from people planning to move to Tasmania is what the employment situation is like and how best to go about finding work in Tasmania.
I am not and do not profess to be an expert on this, but there is some general advice I can offer and some things to think about.
If you are planning to move to Hobart, advertised positions are in The Mercury newspaper on Saturdays and for Launceston in The Examiner. Many of these will also be on Seek, although that may not be the case for some. Government jobs are often on Seek but more completely are listed on the government jobs site. You can look at the jobs there anytime, but the new roles are in the Gazette released each Wednesday, which you will find a link to on that page. Depending on the work type there may also be the option to approach some employers directly or look on their websites where jobs are sometimes listed.
It is hard to look for work remotely (wherever you are moving to), but moving first to have the advantage of being in Tasmania to search may not be an option for you and of course creates other stresses. If you can afford to move without securing work first it can make the search much easier. You will be able to attend interviews and not need to arrange a quick move to Tasmania if you find a job as you are already here. Also, being in Tasmania and starting to involve yourself in the community is a great way to meet people and start to hear about opportunities for work. You will need to assess what level of risk you are prepared to accept to work out if you really can move first and then find work.
Everyone’s situation is different as is their experience in any their field of employment. As such, it is impossible predict what success you may have in finding work. It is a major part of the puzzle to get right when you are thinking about your move to Tasmania.
Jo Reardon grew up in Hobart and has also lived interstate and overseas. Since 2011 Jo has assisted hundreds of people with their move to Tasmania. Jo has undertaken many property searches, inspected hundreds of properties, conducted personal consultations and offered a lot of advice to Move to Tasmania members, blog commenters and others. Jo enjoys sharing her relocation experience and love of Tasmania with anyone thinking about and planning a move to Tassie. Jo and Dale Reardon are the owners of Settled In Pty Ltd, the company which operates the Move to Tasmania website.
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