This initial process involved collecting together all sorts of pieces of paper. These included writing a CV. This was probably my biggest challenge – what do you put on a CV for emigration? What focus does this CV have? For anyone who has written a CV for a specific role, you’ll know how difficult it is sometimes to know exactly how to focus your CV – what do you include?, what can you leave out?
After about six weeks, I was able to submit my CV. This started the lists of questions which then needed answering. I was also asked to provide testimonials/references from management of organistions that I had not had any dealings with for years. Tracking down the people I worked for and worked with took time. Eventually I did it. What this showed was how important it is to get a testimonial/reference when you stop working with someone – whether in a department, in a company, or even a client.
We left the paperwork and answers to questions with the agents, and got back on the plane. This year’s trip was to spend Christmas/New Year with my brother and his family at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. The blue skies, the warmth, the sunshine, the opportunities to plan outdoor activities kept us going.
It was interesting, as we found that the trips back kept re-inforcing why we were doing what we were doing. It was also showing that if you really want to emigrate to somewhere outside Europe, you can do it, if you know the reasons you are doing it – and have the opportunity to keep re-inforcing your reasons.
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