How to look for a job in Australia

Job-search resources and strategies

How do I look for a job in Australia

Use online job portals

Many companies advertise their job vacancies on online job portals like Seek, Indeed and CareerOne. These websites allow you to filter job listings based on your location, industry, and job type, making it easier to find relevant opportunities.


Networking is crucial in Australia when looking for a job. You can attend industry events, join professional associations, and attend job fairs to meet people in your field and learn about job opportunities.  LinkedIn is also a great platform to connect with professionals in your industry.

Company websites

Check the websites of companies you are interested in working for. Many companies have a ‘Careers’ section on their website where they list their job vacancies.

Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies can help you find a job that matches your skills and experience. They have connections with many companies and can match you with their job vacancies that are not advertised publicly.

Social media

Social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter can be useful tools for job searching. You can follow companies you are interested in and interact with their recruiters and hiring managers.

Government resources

The Australian government offers job search resources through their job active program. You can also check out the Australian government’s job search website ‘Jobsearch” for job vacancies in your area.


Ask your friends, family, and colleagues if they know of any job openings that match your skills and experience. Referrals can be a great way to get your foot in the door and land an interview.

Personalised applications

Remember to tailor your CV and cover letter to each job you apply for and to prepare thoroughly for interviews.



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