Career Assistance

If you are seeking employment or experience opportunities for the first time in Australia, you may have already noticed some of the significant differences in employer expectations and job searching compared to your home country. Discovering these differences and implementing them into your Australian job search techniques will significantly enhance your opportunities for success.

Discover what employer expectations are:

In order to be a competitive candidate, employers look for applicants who:

  1. Meet eligibility requirements
  2. Have the technical skills and capability to competently undertake the advertised job tasks.
  3. Have the potential to be moved into different roles including more senior positions.

 In addition, recruiters are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Confidence as a person and confidence in their unique skills/ attributes.
  • Recognition of other people’s skills and how teams function successfully.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills to promote and transfer their expertise.
  • A genuine interest in the role or industry being applied for with a sound understanding of industry needs.
  • History of personal/professional development aided by exposure to challenging situations.
  • Graduate professional skills such as problem solving, critical analysis, time management & ability to work autonomously.
  • Mature work ethic, positive attitude, motivated, flexible, approachable, adaptable to change and leadership skills.

 Your checklist to success:

  • Check that you are eligible to work in Australia with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Understand the Australian tax system and get your tax file number
  • Check if your existing qualifications and skills meet Australian standards (e.g. Vetassess skills assessment)

 Improve your English communication skills:

  • Join clubs and groups that only speak English. E.g. Listen to the radio, watch TV, films and read books in English
  • Make friends with locals to improve your colloquial English language skills

 Get local work experience to understand Australian culture and workplace expectations:

  • Work in a part-time or casual job during semester or fulltime during the holidays
  • Seek opportunities in your industry field which will give you experience related to your studies. (e.g. voluntary job in your industry)

 Take part in extra-curricular activities:

  • Take part in activities with clubs, professional associations and teams to develop your employability skills that graduate employers value (e.g. Time management, leadership, teamwork and communication skills) 

The following links for local job search opportunities are as follows:

Student2Career provides students with expertise, knowledge and connections to better prepare you to secure a career in Australia. They have developed proven programs to assist in your transformation from student to career.

For more information visit

JobGurus is Australia's largest job search engine website pulling job postings from 600 sources Australia wide.

For more information visit

International Alumni Job Network (IAJN) provides career pathways and staffing solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. We connect International Alumni with Asia’s top employers and provide a targeted network for employers to find internationally qualified employees.

For great career opportunities check out
To be part of the Australian Alumni Job Network community visit

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Jobted aggregates job vacancies from all Australian career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies and makes it easily accessible with search options. Jobted's live listing includes internships. entry-level, and part-time job opportunities across a variety of industries.

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