Jobs in Australia


"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

- Steve Jobs


Are you looking for a job?


Finding a job is not as easy as it seems. All employers prefer to employ a person who already has an experience. Where can a student get work experience if he has just started looking for a job? It is a vicious circle. No work experience - no job; no job - no work experience.

Ok, let's look at some options to start your working path.

1. Write a resume and cover letter.

Put all your best qualities in your resume. The cover letter should refer to each particular job.

2. Prepare for an interview.

Write down the questions that you expect, will be asked in an interview, and the answers that you can use. Even if you don't use them, then at least you will understand how to correctly answer the question asked.

3. Visit various organisation and give out your resume and cover letter.

Don't afraid to ask for a job.

- Hi Sir/ Madam, I am a student and I am looking for a job. Do you need someone who is reliable, punctual and eager to work?

This method works well when you are looking for a first job because the employer can immediately evaluate your ability. The employer is interested in an active employee who does not just sit in front of a computer and send out a resume, in the hope that someone will respond. This gives you an opportunity to find a job in a cafe, a restaurant, or take away places.

4. You can look for a job on the most famous websites that provide a lot of options. Let's look at some of them.

Job Outlook provides a lot of information about labour market trends, Australian careers, and employment projections. It is created by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business.

Job Outlook (about) (opens in a new window)

Job Outlook (Job search) (opens in a new window)


SEEK is the global leader in online employment markets, which provides employment opportunities. Visit the SEEK website to find more information.

SEEK (about) (opens in a new window)

SEEK (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: SEEK)


They help people all over the world hire and get hired. Visit the Indeed website to find more information.

Indeed (about) (opens in a new window)

Indeed (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Indeed)


Jobactive is the Australian Government's way to help people to get a job. Visit the Jobactive website to find more information.

Jobactive (powered by JobSearch)- about (opens in a new window)

Jobactive (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Jobactive)


JobNet offers help to find a new IT or Telecommunications jobs. Visit the JobNet website to find more information.

JobNet (about) (opens in a new window)

JobNet (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: JobNet)


CareerOne offers a full recruitment service. Visit the CareerOne website to find more information.

CareerOne (about) (opens in a new window)

CareerOne (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: CareerOne)


HAYS is the leading global specialist who provides opportunities for getting a job. Visit the HAYS website to find more information.

HAYS (about) (opens in a new window)

HAYS (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: HAYS)


Backpacker Job Board is Australia's famous recruitment website for backpackers and travellers. Visit the Backpacker website to find more information.

Backpacker (about) (opens in a new window)

Backpacker (Job search) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Backpacker)


Vet & Pet Jobs help to get a job in Vet & Pet Care area. Visit the Vet & Pet Jobs website to find more information.

Vet & Pet Jobs (about) (opens in a new window)

Vet & Pet Jobs (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Vet & Pet Jobs)


Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) provides help for job-seeking university students and graduates. Visit the Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) website to find more information.

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) - about (opens in a new window)

Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Graduate Careers Australia)


They are one of Australia's major employers. Visit the Defence Jobs website to find more information.

Defence Jobs (about) (opens in a new window)

Defence Jobs (opens in a new window)

(Screenshot: Defence Jobs )


 5. When you start to work, you have to know many important things. Let's look at them in the table below.

 Types of Employees

 Casual / Full -time / Part-time / Probation / Fixed term / Outworkers / Shift workers / Daily hire and weekly hire

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Types of Employees)

 

 What does it mean to work as an employee?

 It means that employees have both rights and obligations.

 Visit the ATO website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 ATO (Working as an employee)

 

 Am I entitled to super?

 If you are an employee, your super contributions must be no less 9.5% of your ordinary earnings.

 Visit the ATO website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 ATO (Employees - am I entitled to super?)

 

 Do I need a TFN to apply for a job?

 You must have a TFN to work in Australia.

 Visit the ATO website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 ATO (Apply for a TFN)

 

 Fair Pay

 All employees are entitled to fair pay.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Pay)

 

 What the minimum wages an employee is entitled to?

 The Fair Work website provides a full list of awards.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (List of awards)

 

 What are minimum wages?

 You can calculate a minimum pay rate on a Calculator that Fair Work provides.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Minimum wages)

 

 What is a registered agreement in the workplace?

 The working relationship should be specified in the registered agreement between an employer and an employee.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Awards & agreements)

 

 Penalty rates & allowances

 Penalty rate is a higher rate in case of working overtime.

 Allowances are extra payments in some special working conditions.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Penalty rates & allowances)

 

 Breaks

 All employees have the rights to get a rest break and meal break.

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Breaks)

 

 Leave

 Every employee has the right to take leave for many reasons:

  • if you are sick
  • to go on a holiday
  • to take care of sick family members

 Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Fair Work Ombudsman (Leave)

 

 

 Did you find mistakes?

 Please feel free to relay your comments, suggestions or corrections, in case of omission or mistake.

 Contact us

 

 

Read 114 times
More in this category: « Graduate Opportunities Freelancing »

Search

Calendar

« March 2019 »
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Our Vision

The Students' Club is created for young people to quickly find information, share ideas, and to build a strong community. Just join us and participate in our projects. Let's make this world better!

Donate Us

Please consider supporting our young Students' Club.

Amount:

Search