No doubt, Australia is a country with many opportunities to work and study. For that reason, hundreds of students decide to leave their homes and come to the Aussie territory in search of good memories and with only one thing in mind: “I want to find a job in Australia!”.
In Australia, there are many jobs for foreign students. For that reason, we prepared this article to explain to you how and where to look for a job in Australia.
Here, you will explore practical tips and reliable websites to make your Australian job hunt a success. These insights are proven to work, so feel assured as you dive into them!
Tips for finding a job in Australia
We know that finding a job in Australia can be difficult, but never impossible. For that reason, we share with you some tips that our Experience Leaders have put into practice and have improved over the years.
Our growers have always been successful in finding work in Australia, and we are sure you will be no exception.
1. Apply for the TFN or ABN
Before looking for a job, you must have completed the application for the TFN (Tax File Number) and the ABN (Australian Business Number).
The TFN and ABN serve as the counterparts to social security numbers in other countries. A TFN is a necessity for those seeking employment with an Australian employer. Conversely, if you intend to work independently, securing an ABN is a requisite.
2. Visit temporary employment agencies
In the Aussie territory, many temporary employment agencies act as intermediaries between Australian companies and the many people who want to work in Australia.
Companies such as Workabout, MLKA Recruitment, Travellers at Work, and The Job Shop have many offers in the main cities of Australia, so all you have to do is check them out and choose the one that best suits your skills and preferences.
3. See social networks
Social networks are not only for posting photos and knowing what your friends are up to… and when it comes to finding a job in Australia, networks like LinkedIn or Facebook can become great allies.
On LinkedIn, you can check offers in the main cities of Australia; Facebook has hundreds of groups to look for jobs in Australia; and Twitter (now X) has many official accounts of companies and users offer vacancies of all kinds.
4. Hand out resumes
A great way to go sightseeing and find a job in Australia is to hit the streets with resumes and hand them out! Our Experience Leaders consider this a great way to get a job, and so far our students have been very successful.
Oh! Your CV must meet Australian standards, so prepare it very carefully.
5. Ask your friends for help
Aussies are known to be the nicest people around, so don’t hesitate to ask your friends and acquaintances for help in getting a job in Australia. Many of them could become your bosses or your co-workers, or know an employer who needs someone as eager to work as you are.
6. Have a great attitude
It’s no use having an impressive resume if you don’t have the right attitude. Smiling, being confident, and showing that you have what it takes to get the job in Australia you are applying for are key, so leave the fear at home and go out and conquer the world.
Be prepared to answer all the questions you will be asked and dress for success, because finding the job of your dreams in Australia is possible.
7. Check specialized websites
In addition to social networks, specialized websites are reliable allies for finding a job in Australia. There are hundreds of options and hundreds of offers in the main Aussie cities, so start your search and get the job of your dreams.
Below, we tell you where to look for jobs in Australia.
The best websites to find a job in Australia
Did you think we wouldn’t tell you which are the best websites to look for a job in Australia? Our team has prepared for you a selection of the five best websites for you to get a job. All of them are very good, so it’s up to you to check them out and choose the one you like best.
No doubt, Gumtree is one of the best websites to find a job in Australia, and hundreds of employers post job offers in all areas. All you have to do is find one that suits your skills and tastes.
If you want to find a specialized job in Australia, Adzuna is undoubtedly an essential website. Of course, it also has offers for non-specialized jobs and by collecting ads from other websites, there is an infinite world of possibilities.
SEEK is another specialized website for looking for a job in Australia, famous for connecting jobseekers directly with Aussie companies of all kinds. Oh, and if you are one of those looking to volunteer, SEEK is the website you’ve been wanting to check out.
Same as other websites, Indeed is an excellent ally for finding a job in Australia, and it has wide and varied offers in the main cities; the best part is that you can upload your resume, so any employer can see it and find out if you have what you need for the job.
Working in Australia
Working in Australia is another helpful job board to find work in Australia. There are hundreds of offers in almost every Aussie city, so take a look around and discover what it has to offer you.
Get the most out of your student visa
As we told you, you are allowed to work 48 hours bi-weekly. So, if you are thinking of traveling to Australia to study, do not hesitate to look for a job in Australia as soon as you arrive and save some money to pay for your stay and go back home with something in your bank account.
Study and work in Australia with GrowPro
If you want to boost your professional career, GrowPro offers experiences that combine study and work! Select your preferred experience and fill out the form, so one of our Student Advisors will reach out to you to start your adventure.
We will be by your side from the beginning to the end of your trip!
Working in the Aussie territory is a truly worthwhile experience, so make the most of your stay and return home with an international career path – Success is at your fingertips!