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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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