Lessons from the farm

“You can learn everything you need to know about life at a farm.” Michael once said. How true do you think that statement is? In Australia, backpackers come to a farm for different reasons: either for the experience, the visa days, or for some money to travel. You can often …

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The fruit picking life: A farm life Q&A

Everyone always gives me different reactions when I mention working on a farm for three months. Some people are shocked, others find it funny, while some are curious as to what the whole experience would be like. My most honest summary is that it has been better than my expectations. …

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When things fall apart

The Unsuccessful Student has been utterly quiet these past three months. If you’re on my Facebook, everything would seem to be peachy, but truth be told, the last three months have taken a most unexpected turn. After a wonderful honeymoon phase with Melbourne, everything went wrong. An unexpected parting with …

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My experience with technology recruiters in Australia

Regardless of the industry, recruiters have a bad reputation. For many individuals, they may be no better than used car people. They are said to be dishonest and sneaky as they attempt to fill their vacancies by any means possible. They are also known to focus on higher paying jobs …

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First weeks back: Progress and hangups

The first week and a half back wasn’t all too eventful. I spent much of my time taking care of stuff on my to do list. Now with that mostly out of the way, I’ve been able to focus my attention to address the question: how am I going to …

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