How To Find a Job in Australia as a Foreigner

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Australia is a popular place for foreigners looking to work abroad. If you intend to get a work visa in the country, a good starting point is to check out the Government of Australia’s website where they list skill shortages and how to go about finding employment in this country.

Because Australia is a such a popular place to look for work, a number of bloggers have written useful information on the best resources for finding jobs here and how to go about getting the necessary work visas and documentation. I’ve compiled these job search resources all into one place right here on this page. Enjoy and Good luck!

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.

  • Seek.com.au: If finding jobs was a boxing match, Seek.com.au would get the heavyweight title. Seek should be your first stop when searching for employment in this country.
  • Australian Government Job Search Site: The Australian Government Job Search Site is second only to Seek as the leading resource for job seekers in this country.
  • Career One: Career One often has job openings for big name companies, including Uber, GE and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Recruit.net: Recruit.net is a big job search site. They have thousands of fresh jobs daily on their Australia site.
  • Adzuna: Adzuna is not as big as the heavyweights I’ve mentioned above, but it is worth a look if you are not having a lot of bites at the other sites.
  • Anglo Info: Anglo Info is also not a job search engine, but they have links to useful portals that have jobs in Australia.
  • Career Jet: I’m sure you have heard of Career Jet. They have an Australian-based site.
  • Indeed: The Australian version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
  • Learn4Good: Learn4Good has a good portal for jobs on a number of levels.

Thoughts of Other Bloggers and Websites

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

  • Michael PageAn international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
  • eFinancialCareersMy favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days.
  • Overseas Jobs:  I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
  • Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
  • Career Builder: These guys have been around a long time. A pretty good site to check out but not the best of the bunch.
  • Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.

There you have it. The best places to find jobs in Australia as a foreigner. For information on visas for Australia, be sure to check out my Australia visa page. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Australia.

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