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Employment

​​​​You usually need qualifications and relevant work experience to find a job in Australia.

You can also get local experience by doing volunteer work or taking on a work placement (often referred to as work experience) in your profession. This will help you build professional contacts and experience the Australian workplace for yourself. 

Here are a few tips on improving your prospects.

  • Ensure your resume/CV reflects what local employers understand. For example, make sure that any overseas qualifications make sense to Australian employers. 
  • Register with Australian recruitment services and search online jobs websites like Seek​ and CareerOne​.
  • Research the local peak bodies for your industry and get in touch with them. They may be aware of job opportunities or point you in the right direction.
  • Research the main local employers in your industry, contact them or see if they advertise vacancies on their websites.
  • Find out if your overseas employer has any Australian branches or affiliates for potential transfer opportunities.
  • Most of all, be proactive and stay positive!​