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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2017, 09:19:00 PM »
Anyways... tommorow I have my first interview in Australia at Rode Microphones. I'm very excited :box:
Rewatching Dave's videos on microphones.
Gonna nail it.

Not hard to nail when you have half a dozen in-depth technical videos from the former head designer at Rode!
Good luck. Nice company to have on your resume.
Who got you that interview?
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:38 AM »
I've got it myself.
They posted an Embedded Software Engineer job on Seek. It said citizens/PR only, so I wrote them an email with resume, asking if they have anything else, and they called back the next day. A bit weird.
Looking at their webpage the day before, it was clear they have plans for new (more "digital") products.

As for the interview, I did well.
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2017, 01:37:15 PM »
Certainly don't start pointing out any silliness you might feel occurred during the interview - whether you get the job or not.  If the interviewer asked something bizarre, they may have had good reason or they may have had a brain fade in the moment.  Either way, your response is far more important than their question.  Be professional.  This goes for any other elements of the interview.

It is probably wise to not get too talkative - you never know who reads this forum.  It might be your next potential employer.
 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2017, 01:40:48 PM »
Remember - even though you have given no direct identifying information here, there are enough dots for somebody to have a good chance of connecting them...
 

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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2017, 01:51:04 PM »
Oh .... and did you enjoy yesterday's weather?

It is typical of a moderate Summer's day in Sydney.  Some days will get hotter and you will look forward to a day as 'cool' as yesterday.

If you caught any of the news last night about some bushfires around the place, it is an example of what you are likely to see many more times over the next few months.

And ... yes ... we do have idiots that actually set some of these fires on purpose.  We don't really have "lynch mobs" in Australia - but when one of these characters is identified we can get awfully close.  Fortunately, the authorities take arson in the bush very seriously - and will go to extreme lengths to find someone guilty of it.
 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2017, 05:06:57 PM »
Remember - even though you have given no direct identifying information here, there are enough dots for somebody to have a good chance of connecting them...

They'd know instantaneously who am I (by reading the text below for example :D ), and I don't mind as we're talking very positively/excitedly about the company here :)

Oh .... and did you enjoy yesterday's weather?

Duuude... I've set out in long sleeve shirt, nice pants, 4kg notebook in a bag, and a backpack full of electronics...
3 trains, 1 bus, and 2km by foot. One way.
Thanks for reminding ::)
 

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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2017, 06:46:43 PM »
Remember - even though you have given no direct identifying information here, there are enough dots for somebody to have a good chance of connecting them...

They'd know instantaneously who am I (by reading the text below for example :D ), and I don't mind as we're talking very positively/excitedly about the company here :)
That's OK then - but just be careful.

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Oh .... and did you enjoy yesterday's weather?

Duuude... I've set out in long sleeve shirt, nice pants, 4kg notebook in a bag, and a backpack full of electronics...
3 trains, 1 bus, and 2km by foot. One way.
That's quite a trek - even for Sydney.  You'll be a public transport aficionado by Christmas!  (No snow, though.)

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Thanks for reminding ::)
Always glad to help!  :-+
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2017, 06:58:04 PM »
Best get used to the weather, Summer isn't far away. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous, I don't mind the hot or cold. Then again, I wasn't schlepping around with a heavy bag. The wind today had a bit of a bite to it.
 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #83 on: October 02, 2017, 08:15:31 PM »
I got the job!! :-+
Hope for long-lasting cooperation :)
Moving to Wentworth Point next weekend. Area seems nice (park, promenade, river), 1h ferry trip to Opera (:popcorn:) or train from Rhodes.

The location was optimized for commuting time. It's just 5km: 60min by foot, 35min by bus(es), 20min by bike, 10min by car.
I guess bike it is, just like you guys mentioned before, haha!
Though I'm surprised that I didn't see lots of bikers around Sydney.

Is it traditional to bring food on the first day?
I've made protein chocolate balls with a friend and saved many for the occasion. Plan is to make cookies as well.

Except work, I've visited robodino makerspace (http://robodino.org/space) one day.
I think it's a great place for lab-less person :)
I've also found this (http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/).
You pay a lot for classes (and monthly subscription) but get to learn new stuff (like ceramics). Will give it a try.

Thank you all for posting in this thread!!! :-+
Looking forward to next EEVblog Sydney meetup hehe >:D
 

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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2017, 02:23:50 AM »
Congratulations on the job!  Hope it's all you expect.

I trust you're not getting too used to the weather we've had lately.  It's been far too mild and far too dry.  Summer is going to hit hard in a few weeks - and mother nature is behind on the rain.  Expect that to catch up sometime.

Oh ... and 20 minute travel time by bike is going to be fairly consistent.  The 10 minutes by car is not going to be nearly as regular.... Traffic, you know.
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2017, 09:37:24 PM »
Great to hear re the job.  :-+
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2017, 10:29:16 PM »
I got the job!! :-+

As Dave would say "Winner winner, chicken dinner!" (Why isn't there an icon for that?, below is a template for anyone good with Photoshop).

 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2017, 12:30:58 AM »
I got the job!! :-+

W00t!
The Rode mics one?
That will look good on your resume.
Pro tip (so I've heard), avoid the owner and you'll be fine  ;D
What will you be doing?

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Moving to Wentworth Point next weekend. Area seems nice (park, promenade, river), 1h ferry trip to Opera (:popcorn:) or train from Rhodes.
The location was optimized for commuting time. It's just 5km: 60min by foot, 35min by bus(es), 20min by bike, 10min by car.
I guess bike it is, just like you guys mentioned before, haha!

Yep, should be an easy and safe bike ride.
Newington Armory is nice detour, and you are also a stones throw from Olympic park which is quite nice. You could walk to the events and footy matches. Always heaps of stuff happening there.

 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2017, 12:33:19 AM »
Yep, should be an easy and safe bike ride.

Just realised you'll have to cross Silverwater Road. Yuck.
 
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2017, 10:00:26 AM »
I wouldn't be too worried about crossing Silverwater Road on a bike - there are lights with pedestrian crossing at a number of points.

Travelling along Silverwater Road on a bike, however, would be quite a different thing ... and something I would strongly recommend be avoided at any time of the day.

Even though riders of pushbikes have the same rights (and responsibilities) on the roads as other vehicles, many Sydney motorists consider them obstacles that need to get out of their way.  Even a bike rider in a marked bike lane cannot presume they are any safer than on a normal carriageway ... unless that bike lane is on an independent bike path that is physically separate from mainstream traffic.
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Re: Moving to Sydney soon! & asking for advice
« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2017, 07:36:49 PM »
What will you be doing?

I'm a firmware guy.
Company's great, enjoying it a lot :-+
Can't say more :)

BTW some agencies called after 3 weeks of silence LOL. And some didn't respond at all.
I'm also really surprised, that there's such a big "focus" on C++ and Linux in embedded. Even if they want bare-metal C guy.
My little theory is agencies want to get best generic candidates and it might not be what company really needs.
It seems to me one needs to learn "how to BS" and kind of self-marketing when going through them.
 


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