Taking a job in Australia

On this webpage we would like to provide some guidelines and help how to take a job in Australia for those who are already in the country. I hope you have read the Student Jobs menu point so you already have a picture about how to get basic labours. This section is for those who have a strong command of English, great professional experience and perhaps also highly qualified. These criteria will distinguish you from the so called student jobs seeking clients. Besides, you will have a better chance to find a job meeting your qualifications and hopefully with a higher salary .

Furthermore, we aslo would like support those clients who are planning to take jobs in Australia with a sponsored visa on a long term run. To avoid any misunderstanding, the information below will be useful for those who are already in Australia with a visa that enables them to take a job officially.

We will write here some useful informatiom that are completely indispensable to find your first taylor-made job in Australia.

CV

The first and most important thing you need to have is a CV with a photo which must be simple, clear, well-constructed, impressive that perfectly meets the formalities of Australian English language and general standards.

Your CV must contain the following:

It also must contain:

The cover letter

If the employer finds interest in your CV, the next thing they are going to read about you is the so called cover letter which contains your ambitions and motivations. It is a less fomal, more personal letter that provides an insight into certain details of your life. It will help your future employer to get to know you better and make sure that you are the most suitable candidate for the position. Basically, we can advise you not to write anything that is either not related to the job or too personal etc. On the other hand, you can include what type of visa you have with what conditions. You can also write a few lines about the members of your family who live in Australia and it is a relevant information for the employer. You may also include that you are looking for a job a long term run and even looking for a sponsor.

References (from your previous employers)

Though we do not ask for references from our previous employers in Hungary, in Australia it will definitely increase your chances to get a job. Your reference is usually a one page objective recommendation written by your employer which contains:

All these will provide a more detailed and clear insight for your employer into the nature of the tasks you have done before as the saying goes: "The man who comes from afar says what he will"

You need to ask for references from your previous empoyers (or you write it yourself and have it signed by the employer) and obviously they should be written in English. Finally, just like in Hungary you can check jobs vacancies on major job advertising websites where employers frequently publish their adds.

These guidelines were gathered through our own experience. We have also been to the maze of jobfinding process and we would have been glad to know these basic and very handy pieces of information in advance.