How to find a job the Australian way !
Monday, July 1, 2019
It can be tough task to find a job in Australia as a student. However, it does not mean that it is an impossible task. With proper guidance & patience, you can land into your dream job in Australia to support your livelihood & education.
Most international students have limited knowledge regarding how to look for employment in Australia. It is very important to understand how to look for Job as a student in Australia in the most effective way.
If you are seeking employment with an Australian company, you will need to learn how to find a job the Australian way! Keep in mind all communication with employers needs to be about what you can do for them not what they can do for you.
Here’s more really useful tips.
Start off small..small can lead to big!
- If you do not have industry skills and experience you can apply for an internship yes even if it’s unpaid – this will give you the opportunity to obtain ‘local work experience’ and impress your employer – you will need to convince your employer that you have excellent skills and that you are full of energy and commitment to work for the company
- You can also consider setting up an ABN to accept contract work as a freelancer – ABN info
- Accept Casual work
Networking and social connections
- Be social!
- Australians are social people, get involved and integrate by joining different groups/events
- Participate in local community events and build social connections eg local sports club or a local public speaking club such as toastmasters
- Participate in professional activities arranged by professional bodies to meet other professionals eg seminars, workshops or meetups eg ACS, CPA, Engineers Australia and other organisations
- Join our multicultural community International Friends Australia. We run regular social events including an English conversation club where you can practice your English and meet new people 😉
- Contact local community centers and let them know you are available for certain hours to contribute your skills – yes even if it means unpaid community service, this way you can get ‘local experience’
Maintain a professional image
- Present yourself professionally and suitable for the work you wish to do
- Find out the name of the hiring manager + contact details
- Have your CV ready + a cover letter – Read more about how to create an Australian style CV and cover letter
- Always show your confidence and strong motivation.
- Apart from larger companies, approach smaller businesses and companies – many are quite open to hiring those just starting out or international students such eg a local computer shop or local tax agent in your suburb and don’t forget often smaller companies give you more opportunity to learn and grow!
- Add the manager’s contact details to your database/mailing list and follow up – followup not just once but several times in different ways!
To help every students out there in Australia, we have started this Student Job website where we post vacancies from top recruiters for students out in Australia. Be posted on the website to find a job of your choice in Australia as a student.