A basic guide to migrating to Australia

Last week’s post stirred a hornet’s nest for me. Many people were asking for information and i could not respond to each one of you. I compiled a downloadable guide that you can use.

To get your free  guide click on the red button and download. The guide is in word format.

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Australia is calling

If your skill is on the SOL (Skilled Occupations List) you could qualify for an Australian Visa through the skillsselect, an online system that enables skilled people to be considered for migration to Australia. There are several visas that one can qualify for. You could apply for an independent visa or you could opt for a company, state or government organisation to sponsor you.

There are several steps that need to be taken before you apply for a Visa.This include taking an International English Language Testing System exam and a skills assessment.   It will also be beneficial to you if you could register with the relevant professional body as employers will give first preference to such people.

After this you will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Here points are awarded for certain aspects like age, english competency, nominated occupation,work experience, educational qualifications, your partner skills among other things. You should score at least 60 points to be considered but the system will pick the highest scorers, who will then be invited to apply for a visa.

It may not be necessary to use an immigration agent as you are able to do the application process on your own. However if you feel you need an immigration agent there are plenty of immigration agents to choose from. One of them is  WorkingIn and they are holding an expo in Johannesburg on Saturday 22 February to Sunday 23 February. If you would like to emigrate to Australia, Canada and New Zealand here is a chance for a one-on -one consultation. The ticket costs NZ$10 (about ZAR90 ) if you buy before and NZ$12.50 if you buy at the door.  Payment is made by Paypal or credit card. If you want help on payment for the expo you can get in touch  with us then we can help you in making your payment. Please note we are not affiliated to nor do we have any relationship with WorkingIn.

If you can not make it  to the expo contact us below and we will help you with info about Australian migration. We are not an authorised agent so the information we give you will only be for information purposes .

Part-time activities: a path to financial freedom

Me and JT Foxx

Me and JT Foxx

This weekend was quite a productive one. I met with some fellow artisans and we shared some ideas on how to free ourselves from our jobs.
I know there are some of us who enjoy working as artisans but don’t you think you would enjoy even more when you start working 4o hours a week. Would not you enjoy even more when you know you have to work overtime because you want to, not because you are too broke.

This can be achieved if you are prepared to sacrifice some of the things you normally do. This year I sacrificed the time I spend on social networks. I am no longer spend time on things and with people who do not bring value to me.
I started a part-time business of buying and selling. At first it was not working, I was losing money. I persevered, learning all the way through. I learned some tricks that I applied in my trading.

I even managed to buy items for R1- yes 1Rand and sell them for R1200. The only cost that would come in between would be shipping cost. You would find I grossed between R400 and R849 in profit.
Then I started diversifying so if one product failed I will still be covered. I started importing from China and the USA and my sales increased to a peak of R5000 a month. Next year I am targeting sales of R20 000 by the first half of 2014 peaking at R50 000 by December

In a previous post someone said if I have  knowledge of something I should share. That was a challenge and I thought what could I share except something I know.

So here is the deal. I will only share with the first 10 people who are interested in buying and selling. I will show them where to buy,and where and how to sell. I only need ten so I can be able to fully help them. When they know they can help others too.
I will give them my free e-book that teaches you how to spot a 1rand item and sell it  for super profits.

So remember it is only 10 people.Start changing your life today. If interested contact me below

Artisans must bargain on their own

In Zimbabwe artisans need to do their own bargaining as artisans. An artisan is an artisan regardless of the industry he/she works in. Whether one is in the metal,chemical or miners’union is irrelevant and a way of trying to suppress wages.

When training there was no training specifically meant for the mines, fertilizer or automotive. Fitting is the same at Sables, Uniliver or Mimosa. A DPF does the same job at Barzem ,or Hwange. The minimum must be the same then companies may adjust up considering the extra dangers that may be faced in particular industries.

Coming from a chemical industry background I was earning more as a 4th year apprentice than a qualified artisan at DC de Souza.

The wages must not be meagre but must match the highest currently being offered. An artisan must get what they deserve whether in government or in the private sector. No more government rates because government doesn’t regulate my landlord. Government doesn’t regulate the prices I am charged so I must get what is worth of me

What is your conditioning

When we are born we are born free from influence.As we grow up we pick up habits from those around us. We seek acceptance from the society we are by doing what that society around us does. We are moulded by the education system to be what that system requires of you. But that moulding might not produce the best of us.
Have you ever imagined what you are today,might not be your best? Has it ever crossed your mind that you are sitting on an untapped gold mine, which is you. You might be that time bomb waiting to happen- not in the destruction sense but exploding into greatness.
It all requires reconditioning. It needs a total mindset shift. Like a snake,you need to shed off that skin you are in. You feel it everyday,you complain about it everyday but still you carry the burden everyday. It is not that you can’t do anything about, its because you are just lazy to move.

You are too timid to move yourself up. What could you gain if you move yourself an inch further from where you are. There are plenty ways you can change your life. Just drop that mindset, that it can’t be done by me syndrome. If not you who else. It is not about what you are now but what you can be. There is potential, full potential in you. Unleash it, let it loose. Do not bottle the real you inside. The real you is screaming out loud to be freed.

The real you is tired of being a prisoner. The chains you are tying yourself in are just too heavy and painful to bear. Those chains are what you cry about everyday. Instead of hoping for a solution,figure it out,help yourself,then the next guy and the next and the next..

If you were taught to k,eel and beg break the rules, its time to stand up and demand. Why would you beg when it belongs to you anyway. Its yours. You have the authority, not the guy who said what can I do. Once more recondition yourself. When a metal is not to the shape we desire, we roll it, machine it, bend it ,hammer it, we treat it until it comes to shape. Recondition yourself and see a better world out there.

Beware of bogus agents

After so much talk on Facebook one concerned artisan had a chat with Witness Moyo who is charging for his services as a job placement agent. While it is good to be entrepreneurial people must not rip those who are already looking for a job. As an agent Mr Witness should know that placement agencies do not charge the employee but the employer. If he is a genuine agent we urge him to do the following:

  1. Explain why he is charging job seekers instead of employers
  2. Explain how it works from the moment you contact him, how he connects you to the employer and how he takes the administration fee
  3. Why he becomes so defensive or even cuts you off when he is asked about job guarantees after payment.
  4. Give us the number of people he has helped or if there are people who have been helped by him they should come forward and dispel all these fears.

We also urge him not to take advantage of those artisans in Zimbabwe who have never been to South Africa. Life like anywhere else is not easy as people may say it. If he is recruiting from Zimbabwe he must advise them on regularising their stay, organisinng their accommodation and many other logistical challenges.

 

Below is a transcript between Mr Witness and one welder.

2013-10-17 13:58:21: Johntso: Blaz hanzi muri kuda ma welder
2013-10-17 13:59:35: Witness: Ehee…..
2013-10-17 13:59:58: Johntso: Ndiri kutsvagawo graft Ndiri welder
2013-10-17 14:01:09: Witness: Muripi parizvino
2013-10-17 14:01:11: Johntso: Germiston, jhb
2013-10-17 14:06:07: Witness: Ndokune basa randiri kudira vanhu a u @ wrk???
2013-10-17 14:06:37: Johntso: No ndakamiswa last month
2013-10-17 16:47:44: Johntso: Hamuna kuzodzoka kwandiri mukoma
2013-10-17 16:49:07: Witness: Will chart later drvn……
2013-10-17 16:49:05: Johntso: Ok
2013-10-17 18:12:49: Witness: Email}shane@tqa.co.za imwe saleema@tqa.co.za send yo CV with all yo collage certificates…….but there is an admin fee of $22 u hv to pay…..
2013-10-17 18:15:14: Johntso: Where and when do I pay
2013-10-17 18:37:21: Witness: U pay to me now the job is now……
2013-10-17 18:55:09: Johntso: Am I assured of the job after I paynot
2013-10-17 19:05:12: Witness: U a not serious…….bro
2013-10-17 19:12:39: Johntso: I am but myou know I need assurance or do we sign somewhere
2013-10-17 19:16:50: Witness: Sorry let me guys that a here so they will test tee gud of S/Afrk job thank u 4 yo tme

 

Check he can’t even spell college. He also is not comfortable being challenged to prove what he says. We might be entrepreneurs but the whole method of communication is not acceptable. Be the jury.

Your money and how you spend it

We were discussing the other day about how people use their money. The general consensus was if you take an artisan and an office clerk and gave them the same kind of money the artisan is always broke first. Among the artisans, if you take the mechanical guys and the electrical and instrumentation guys the mechanical guys always make less progress compared to the other group. Nobody seemed to understand the cause.

Now if we compared the mechanical guys, diesel plant fitters seemed to be the worst spenders, followed by boilermakers and mechanical fitters are  a bit cautious. Please take note there was no survey here, it was just a group opinion. However ,there are exceptions in each category.

The reason for spending was that quiet a large number of guys get paid either weekly or fortnightly and they always know they will get money in 7 days time. They might be broke for two or three days but your colleagues can bail you out. When it comes to the E&I guys most of them are paid monthly and to be broke 3 days after you are paid, then waiting for the next 27 days ………hmmmmm that is hell on earth.  No one can bail you out here unlessnyou go to the loan sharks but then you are in for it. Or maybe you have to borrow from those who get paid weekly and make it a circle. The week you get paid is repayment week, then week 1 you borrow from Jack,week 2 Peter bails you out and week 3 younalways bank on John.

How do you make it through to the next pay day. I would like to hear from as many of you and find out the truth. Now imagine if it is true that we spend our money a bit more reckless wouldn’t it be better for us if we could do it better. Maybe we would not be crying for that overtime we always desperately need. Maybe we could be going on holiday with our family. This calls for another topic of course. Wouldn’t you be having more time with your family instead of being at work most of the times.
Or maybe you would be in less debt than you are in right now.

Remember that old war when E&I guys always claimed they were smarter than tjecmechanical guys. It is here again, some people believe they still smarter  in the way they manage their finances. My question to you:Is it true?