Each year many people come to Australia for many reasons (studying, working and travelling) and everyone face the challenge of finding a job. Many overseas students, backpackers and professionals confirm that there is a key aspect that brings together all the positive work experience in Australia. In this article we talk about how personal motivations and attitude make the difference for a successful job search . Jobs more common among the newly arrived in Australia are those in the hospitality industry and they include waiter/waitress , bartender/barmaid, dishwasher , kitchen hand and cook/chef . In particular, those people who have professional experience in Italy as cooks, chefs and pizza makers are always demanded in restaurants, cafes and bars in Australia as long as the English level is sufficient to understand orders and communicate with other staff members. Other jobs in which many people often find an employment are those in the construction , direct marketing and retail industry. Furthermore, there are people employed in various practical jobs such as domestic or commercial cleaning, car wash and leafleting. Whatever job is sought, attitude is always essential for a successful job search. When we talk about attitude we refer to a positive approach and a ‘can do’ attitude, which employers love in their employees. Considering the high level of competition between job seekers in every city, in most cases, first impression is what really makes the difference for getting a job or not. So, it is essential, when handing out a resume being energetic, having a nice smile and being positive when entering restaurants , shops or businesses. Employer are often more interested in finding easy going and smiling people rather and over skilled people who are not able to get along with other staff members and not able to work in a team. For this reason, never communicate the frustration in not being able to find a job, never show to be stressed and show to believe in yourself. Each curriculum handed out it is a chance to be taken for getting a job! As a conclusion, any positions should you be looking for, remember not only to write a good resume but also don’t forget to connect with potential employers since the first meeting providing a great first impression.