Friday, October 3, 2008

Craig's What?

This morning, to my delight, I woke up to find an e-mail from my friend Jess in my inbox. Jess is helping me out with my transition to Melbourne, her hometown. During my five weeks in Europe, I did a three-week Contiki Tour, and that's where we met.

Along with supplying valuable information on the two airports in Melbourne (apparently only one of them is really used for international destinations) and neighborhoods in Melbourne to research and avoid, she also said that some of her recruiting contacts may be able to help me out with my PR aspirations once I arrive. How exciting!

One thing that I did find interesting was that when I asked if Craigslist was a good resource to find a part-time job or even housing, Jess replied that she hadn't heard of the site. I did take a peek at the one for Melbourne and it is nowhere near as active as the Philadelphia listing. I know that I have furnished entire apartments, found internships, and have even sold items with the use of Craigslist. I'm interested to discover what types of websites are popular forums in Australia - I'm sure there's an equivalent of some sort that Americans have probably never heard of. I have so much research to do!

Plan for tonight: Watch the Vice Presidential debate - should be interesting, to say the least.

1 comment:

Daisy said...

in sydney we use gumtree.com.au. that's a huge one. For flats there is flatmatefinder.com.au, and a couple others - if you are still looking for some sites please email me at daisy[at]australiandaisy[dot]com and I'll forward some along. I'd post them here but I honestly can't think of them right now and would need to look them up. I live in Sydney but most of the sites are for the whole country.