|Where to work?|
Where to work?
Before you start looking for a job you need to decide what type of job you want. You need to decide if you want an “easy” job that allows you to focus on your studies or if you want to be employed by an organization and in an area related to your career.
The best place to start your search is on the internet and in newspapers. Companies in Australia rely on recruitment sites to advertise their positions available.
Some of the most popular sites are:
Work with your education provider
Another good option is to get a job inside of your institution. It is common that universities hire international students for casual work. The great advantage of this is the location because you will be working in the same place you study.
For this option, we recommend you to talk to the administrative staff and teachers in your institution. They can inform you about available jobs. Many universities have an online site which lists job opportunities.
Internships can provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a relevant organisation, while completing your studies in Australia. Many institutions (especially universities) offer their students the opportunity to take an internship program as part of their program. Some internship program also give you credit towards your qualification.
International students really like this opportunity and understand that it is a real advantage to have an experience like this and that future employers like to see that candidates have work experience abroad.
If you are interested in doing an internship program you should talk to your institution to see if there are any internship programs that you can join.
An Internship will be a valuable addition to your resume, potentially improving your employment opportunities upon graduation.
Many international students also consider the opportunity of participating in a volunteer program as volunteering is a very rewarding experience. In Australia, there are many volunteer options to contribute locally or abroad. International students find great satisfaction when they participate in a program that makes a difference in the community.
Some companies really value an employee who has participated in a volunteer program. They believe that people with this experience have a higher level of commitment, responsibility and broad vision of the world.
If you are looking for a volunteer experience we suggest you to contact your education provider, check the newspaper or do your own search on the internet according to your interests.