Just like in any country in the world, there are some basic rules when looking for a job in Australia. In a nutshell, you need to be proactive, positive and persistent. Surely there will be few rejections, but it is all part of the process! One thing is for sure, there are plenty of work opportunities if you are willing to work.

How to best approach your employer depends on the type of work you are looking for. If your aim is to find jobs in hospitality, you can check employment portals, but the even better option is to go from restaurant to restaurant and simply ask for the manager.

You should look presentable and have your resume (detailing your relevant work experience) ready. If they do not need anyone at the moment, just knock on the next door! Same applies for jobs in construction, cleaning or baby-sitting.

If you want to try your luck in a professional job, we would suggest to check the following portals:

Get your resume ready!

It is very important that the resume will show relevant experience in your field. There is no point in showing a resume as a car mechanic if you want to work as a Chef. The resume should not be overly complicated and should clearly state your work availability, visa status and mobile phone number.

Ready, get set, go!

You have got to show your employer that you are really interested in the job. Ask questions, be presentable, show your interest. If the company asks you to call later, call later. Follow up with them regularly and at the same time keep looking for other opportunities.

Be clear about what you want to do

The most common mistake among job applicants is that they apply for a job as a waiter, but casually also mention that they can also be cook or kitchenhand if needed. It is best to stick with the position you are applying for.

Show up at the right time!

Timing is everything. To get a job, you need to be on time for your appointment or if you are just door knocking, you need to make sure you are not disturbing them during their busiest time. In the Hospitality sector, it is best to look for jobs between 3pm-5pm when it is not extremely busy (between lunches and dinners).

Ask for a manager or a relevant person.

There is no point of telling your life story to a staff member who does not have any decision making power.  Ask for a manager or relevant person. If they are not available, come later. Be ready to start straight away if they ask you to.

Don’t ever give up!

It is very likely that you won’t be employed when you apply for your first job (unless you are extremely lucky ). Take each attempt as an opportunity to improve something in your next interview. Keep asking your friends for any job opportunities or keep checking social media groups that relate to job you want to do. From our own experience, we can assure you that you will eventually find a job! Stay positive.

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How we can help.



We can help you to fine-tune your resume to make sure it contains all the relevant and useful information.

Legal Documents

Assist you in applying for all the legal documents you will need to start working (Tax file Number, ABN, or various certificates needed in the Hospitality or Construction sector)


Guide you on how and where to look for jobs (depending on your location in Australia)

Visa information

Provide you with legal tips in relation to your visa working hours during your studies and holidays.