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Hello!
How is everyone on this fine day?
Yes, I am wearing a jumper because it's like,
in the 10's
well... 19 degrees. Cold, up here, very cold. Used to 30, 40 degre heat. Chilly.
Okay, so today I am going to be answering
the big question I am getting
and that is, How to find work in Australia.
And, first I am going to kind of bash out some misconseptions
I find working in Australia.
One, A lot of people expect to get a job straight away.
THis is not the case, okay.
Some people may be lucky enough to just land themselves a job as soon as they land.
But, seriously, it is few and far between.
And why would you want to get a full-time job as soon as you arrive?
When you arrive, go and have run, travel around a bit.
Find your feet and find a place that you want to get a job,
not just the first place you land in.
A lot of people stress because they ignore the Government's website when they suggest
$5,000 to $6,000 being sufficient.
It is sufficient and it will keep you going until you find a job.
Also, do not believe companies who say they can guarantee you work because they can not.
So many traveller friends of mine have been scammed by this.
And you have to put upfront fees for this kind of thing,
you should never have to pay for a job, end of.
You never have to your whole life so why do it now?
Lots of companies will take advantage of backpackers,
especially first time travellers who do not believe that
they will be able to get a job without this company's help,
and it's a load of crap.
What I'd also give you advice is do not expect to find work in big cities easily.
Because, like, Sydney is like the most
popular backpacker destination in Australia and competition is bloody high there.
I'm not saying it's impossible to get a job in Sydney, I know lots of travellers who worked in Sydney.
But, it is so difficult compared to other places.
Another piece of advice I'd give is to be prepared to move for work.
As you will probably know, I would have spent, by the time I finished here, about 5 months
working in the Outback.
Because, there are so many jobs out here,
working in country pubs, restaurants, on a farm, on a property like I am now,
and money isn't great, but they are going to give you lots of hours plus bed and board is normally always included.
So, you can have a two, three stint in the outback,
save yourself a few thousand dollars,
and then go back to civilization and carry on travelling.
It is a great way
to save money.
But, of course a lot of backpackers want to stay in a city and work in a city
and fund their way through cities.
So, if you want to do that, just be prepared to
not have a job straight away.
And, it's hard to find a decent job.
Another one is, expect to take weird and crappy jobs.
Because every backpacker dreams of that, like a steady income, full-time work,
because they're so stressed out about not having money.
But, there are going to be times where you're not going to be able to get a full-time job.
So, you'll be exce...
Mmm, you'll be sexing...
I do not recommend that you prostitute yourself in Australia, put that on the record.
I can't remember what I was saying.
So, expect to take some weird and wonderful jobs when they arrive
Whether it be an extra in a movie,
or, like I did once, I cooked and sold sausages on the side of street
for a few extra bucks to pay my accommodation,
my... my stupid amount of red wine,
and noodles.
But, my god it was weird and wonderful and I hated it sometimes, but
where else can I say I did a job like that?
Really.
Before you, also even start looking for work, write yourself a good resume.
Have a few resumes, not just one
Don't put all your past job experience onto one CV because, if you're going to apply for a bar job,
they will not care that you have worked in an office back in England
or back in Germany,
they will want to know what hospitality work you've got.
So, make your resumes relevant to the job you are going to apply for
So, I have one for hospitality, I have one for admin and office work,
and I have a general one with the rest of my experience.
I'm not going to tell you to lie on your resume,
because I've never done that myself.
Ever.
Never got a job through lieing
Lying is bad.
Do not lie, lying is... counterproductive in life.
Didn't tell you to lie.
Okay, so, where you can look for work.
the biggest website that backpackers love and hate is Gumtree. Gumtree is
just where you... everything is posted, it's like Craigslist
If you're from America, it's like everything is posted on there and the link to that
is in the downbar below. But be careful because you use keywords such as
backpacker or traveler
then you're going to be hit with a ton of scams about how to make big big bucks and
travel while you work
but these jobs are normally for fundraising
telesales door-to-door sales all... and I've done all of them jobs and they're
horrible and you end up leaving after a week because you can't hit the quota,
when it's so stressful,
so just be careful when you are using keywords like that what companies are trying to
offer you but a good thing that I did is put an ad on Gumtree yourself.
Don't just sit there for hours searching through and pulling hair and nails out,
put your own ad up. Now, I have wrote a blog on this and the link to that article
is in the downbar below where I actually show you a copy of my advertisements on
Gumtree and how I got my work in the outback.
They actually do work. I always saw them and thought, "oh my god
do these actually work?" Like "English backpacker looking for work". Like,
"do employees actually look at them?" Yes they do, they actually do. I got like so many
responses within the first 24 hours and then I had to wimble my way through and
pick the job I wanted
I mean, God, pretty cool. Works better for rural work than it does for work in the city,
but if you need to get your farm work done,
you can put an ad up. Guaranteed to get responses. And also be prepared for the
the weird and wonderful responses. I mean, look at you
of course this 75 year old man wants you to be naked house maid and that is your
choice whether you accept it. Just saying, be prepared for some weird responses to
job advertisements. Also your hostel can help you find work because the majority
of backpackers are on working holiday visas then your hostel might have a job board
in reception,
they might have a job club where you put in your details and then if they get
local businesses call up the hostel, which they do regularly, asking for someone
for a couple of days casual work and they will look through their job club list
give them your name. Or they will wander around the hostel in the middle of the
day and say "Do you need some work?"
"Do you need some work?" Doesn't happen like all the, all the, all the time, but it can
so always check with your hostel. Talking of hostels, you can like in your hostel
and I know so many people who have worked in hostels I stayed in and they get free
accommodation.
Now, if you work full-time in the hostel, generally they'll give you
acommodation in the hostel for free
I was more, wages, you are part time, might just get accommodation.
it's not great pay, you can have a lot of fun doing it. Long term a lot of people
end up not liking it, but if you're really stuck
and you're still searching and the hostels say look, do you want to be a receptionist
or a cleaner, then
great, take it, because, you know, while you are still looking for a job,
you get your accommodation paid for and maybe a bit of extra pocket money.
This is such an old saying
but it's all about who you know. The way I got my job in a massive city pub in
Brisbane was I'd overheard some of the girls in the hostel say that they... this
place was looking for someone to come on because a couple of backpackers there were
leaving
so, literally, I was up, went down stairs to the internet café, printed off a nice resume
and I was out, and when you get there sell yourself. You hear about job
advertisements, and you get there immediately and you say "I heard you're looking for
someone."
Even if they... you know even if you haven't but you think that they might be looking for
someone, sell yourself. Don't ever just ask for the manager and handle your CV, because
when I worked in bars and we get people come and just passed a CV over,
it's not very impressive. Sell yourself, almost demand trial in a very polite way.
Don't be rude now, no one likes it when you're rude, all right?
You're not going to get a job being rude, okay? Also, when you're in and around town,
check out for job advertisements in windows because a lot of places still
use that. LIke, "part time staff required"
so if you see that, have a couple of resumes in your bag, just on the go and go in,
sell yourself
and hand over your CV... resume... ok, they are the same thing if anyone is wondering
but I keep keep switching and I don't know why.
I say CV. I'm from England but everyone else is Resume.
It's just so confusing. And finally another one I'd recommend, is to sign up to an agency,
especially if you have a trade. Like you're an electrician or plumber or you
working construction or you're a nurse, fully qualified carer, anything like that then
go sign up to a local agency. They can give some temparary work and a lot of the
time, if you impress
that temporary work could lead into full-time work. Happy days.
More wine. Got a problem, got to stop drinking so much wine.
Maybe I need to start drinking more wine. That... that one seems like a good one, I'll go for it.
So, I hope that helped. Those are some of the really popular ways to find work out
here.
I put some other links to some, like a job board websites down below but my
blog explains everything in detail and also show you some hilarious pictures of me
cooking and selling sausages in a supermarket, fun days, happy times
So yeah, good luck. Do not stress. Seriously, we're all out here. Huge amount of
backpackers come out to Australia, and you might have times where go without a job and you're living
off like one pack of noodles a day for like a few weeks, but you will find work then.
It comes and goes. you won't just land a job whenever you want one, and it might not be
the perfect job. But everything's an experience out here so just go for it
and... ow, hit my hand. Bye. Okay, love you.
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