TIPS TO FIND A JOB IN AUSTRALIA
Hi guys, I wanna have a conversation with you about something that you should consider when weighing up, working holiday visa, versus student visa. Of course, in Australia, you’re gonna need to work. You’re gonna need to make some money. So let’s think about what an employer would be thinking about when you come to them and ask for work.
3 TIPS TO FIND A JOB IN AUSTRALIA
Hey there, guys. Simon from Go Study Australia. I’m gonna give you three tips to help securing a job while you’re in Australia. Now, finding a job can be challenging, but you know what? There are lots and lots of jobs out there. You just need to go on the right websites like gumtree.com, seek.com, even LinkedIn, to try and find them.
But that’s not what I’m gonna talk to you about today. Once you found the job you want, it’s more about how do you actually get that job? So a few things that I’m gonna, uh, tell you involve preparation, during the interview, and after the interview.
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Number one is preparation. Make sure you research everything you need to know about that job. What are the requirements? What are the actual job duties? And do you have the experience to fulfill those duties?
In a job advertisement, they’ll generally be a list of things that you need to do and a list of essential criteria. Make sure that you actually answer and are able to check off how you meet each of those criteria, and mention that in your resume, your cover letter, or even in your, uh, approach if you go in and approach someone face-to-face.
Also, you might wanna research the person who’s posted the information about the job so you can have a nice conversation with them about their history and their background. And definitely research the company so you can learn about their values and what they’re looking for in an employee.
Now, during your interview, I suggest you approach it with a really relaxed attitude. Here, in Australia, we’re not very formal. We wanna have a conversation. We don’t wanna have this boss and employee, employee relationship. We wanna make sure that everybody’s fair and equitable, so we want you to be comfortable in asking questions, in having a conversation, and showing that you can communicate with people above you in seniority as well.
During the interview, answer confidently, uh, answer strongly, and do not be afraid that English is not your first language. In fact, use it as an advantage. You are bilingual. You speak one or two languages, at least. In Australia, people like me, we only speak one language. This is a huge benefit for you. So don’t be afraid if your English isn’t as good as somebody who speaks natively. Use the fact that you speak multiple languages to say that you can bring a depth of experience and a wider perspective to the role that you’re gonna be undertaking.
Now, most people coming on a student Visa or a Working Holiday Visa, will wanna actually take jobs in bars and hospitality. So don’t turn up in a suit and tie. Uh, you’re going for a more casual job. Dress in neat, casual attire, collared shirt like this might be helpful, um, but show that you can relate to the environment that you are gonna be working in.
And, again, answer confidently. Uh, an- people do not wanna hire somebody who’s shy and retiring. They want somebody with personality, who can, uh, articulate themselves, and again, be someone who’s comfortable and, and contributing in that workplace.