Hey there, future Aussie job-seekers with Temporary Visas!

Ready to embark on an exciting work adventure in the land of kangaroos and stunning beaches? Whether you’re on a Working Holiday or Student Visa, we’ve got your back! Finding a job in Australia may seem like a big task, but fear not – we’ve got the top three essential things you need to do to make your job hunt a breeze!

|1. Showcase Your Skills with a Stellar Resume and Cover Letter

First things first, let’s get your job application game on point! A smashing resume and a catchy cover letter can make all the difference in standing out to potential employers. But wait, what’s the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV)?

A resume is like a quick snapshot of your professional life, while a CV is more like a detailed photo album with all the nitty-gritty. Keep your resume sweet and concise, preferably one to two pages. Highlight your work experience, education, skills, and any achievements that are relevant for the job you are applying for. For example if you are applying for a job in hospitality create a resume with ONLY your past experience in hospitality or customer service. Remember: KEEP IT SHORT. 

The layout of a Resume is totally different from the Curriculum Vitae one. Google some example and you will see. Some of them don’t even include your picture. You can create a resume in CANVA, pick one that suits your style – remember, first impressions matter!

Use bullet points to make your skills and experiences pop, and don’t forget to add a splash of personality! Pro tip: ask a friend to proofread it – two heads are better than one!


|2. Get your paperwork ready

Alright, now that you’re all set to impress employers with your awesome resume, it’s time to get your finances sorted. Nothing dampens the job-hunting spirit like running around at the last minute trying to figure out bank accounts and tax stuff!

Open a local bank account – it’s as simple as saying “G’day!” Just do a bit of research on different banks, find one that suits your needs, and make sure to bring your ID and visa details. You don’t need to start the application from your Country ahead of time because it will only take 30 minutes to set up a new bank account, but if you really would like to then, you can definitely starting the application from home. 

Next up, meet your new best friend – the Tax File Number (TFN)! This little gem is essential for paying taxes, and the best part? You can apply for it online through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website. Too easy, right?

See more info on TFN here

Ah, don’t forget about the superannuation! It’s a fancy word for retirement savings. As a temporary visa holder, you might be eligible to claim your superannuation when you leave the country. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of this system – it’ll save you a headache down the road. Like for the bank account you just need to choose a superannuation fund you like and open an account before starting work, see more details here.


|3. Ace the Interview like a True Blue Aussie

Congratulations on nailing the application and getting those financial details sorted! Now, let’s gear up for the most thrilling part – the interview

First rule of thumb – research, research, research! Get to know the company like you know the lyrics to your favorite song. Show them you’re genuinely interested in what they do and how you can contribute.

Next, it’s all about practicing your Aussie slang (just kidding!). But seriously, practice answering common interview questions with a mate or in front of the mirror. Confidence is the key to winning hearts.

Last but not least, never forget that interviews are a two-way street. Have some questions ready to ask your potential employer – it shows you’re curious and keen to learn. Plus, it gives you a chance to see if the company is the right fit for you, too!



There you have it– your ultimate guide to conquering the Australian job market! Craft a killer resume and cover letter on Canva, sort out your finances like a pro, and rock that interview with confidence.

Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Embrace this new chapter with enthusiasm, an open mind, and a friendly “G’day!” attitude. Your Aussie job adventure awaits, so go out there and chase those dreams like a true blue Aussie!

Good luck, and don’t forget to enjoy every moment of your time Down Under! Cheers! 




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