American relocating to Sydney, NSW
April 12, 2010 1:52 PM Subscribe
I am a US citizen who is seriously contemplating moving to Australia. There are many reasons for the potential move, not the least of which is that my partner is located there. However, I hold no degree nor do I have any sort of 'higher education'. Am I fooling myself in thinking that I would be able to move there, find a job and fit in amongst the Australian population?
posted by BrianJ to Work & Money (24 answers total)
I have traveled to Sydney many times and have spent extended amounts of time there. I love New South Wales, the city of Sydney, the people of Australia and the country itself and I'd love to put down roots there. I am incredibly concerned that I might not be able to find gainful employment due to my lack of a university degree.
I have been working for the past 18 years for the state court system where I reside and am a bright (at least I think so), capable and adaptable sort of guy. I've been working in a supervisory capacity for the last five years, I'm incredibly computer literate and am very technologically minded. I don't know how far that would get me, though.
Obviously, moving to a new country is a big step and one that I don't want to take lightly. I've been pondering this transition for at least a few years now and this is the one area that still concerns me.
Any idea on what sort of prospects I might be facing? This is a sort of reality check for me, so I'm open to any and all comments on the subject.