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Types of work for international students

It is also a good idea to contact your institution’s careers office or student centre. They might have information on local businesses that are known to hire international students.

It is also a good idea to contact your institution’s careers office or student centre. They might have information on local businesses that are known to hire international students. Local businesses might also place advertisements on school noticeboards and in their stores. Keep a look out for these position vacant notices.

Another way to find a job is through word-of-mouth – that is, through your friends. It’s a good idea to let your friends know that you are looking for a job. They might know of a friend’s business that’s looking for another staff member. At the very least, they’ll be able to let you know if they see a job advertised that you might like.


Types of work for international students


International students often find work in retail, hospitality and administration. The wage you receive will depend on the kind of work you do and your age. Tutoring younger students in the field you are studying or in your native language may also be a good way to earn money. You may be paid more for working on Sundays and public holidays. Remember that your first priority in Australia should be your studies. If you decide to take on the challenge of part-time work, start with a few hours until you are able to find a balance with your studies.

Applying for a Jop

Once you find an advertisement for a job you want to apply for, you’ll probably have to submit a resume, also known as a Curriculum Vitae or CV. Your resume’s job is to sell your skills to the employer. It should outline your work history, skills and experience, and detail your performance in these jobs.

While it might take you a few hours to prepare a resume, the truth is that employers may only spend a few minutes scanning it before deciding whether to read more or move on to the next resume. For this reason, you have to make a resume stand out.

Organise your resume in a logical order. Put your personal details and contact information first, followed by your work history, education and skills. If you speak a language in addition to English, provide these details;
Use headings for each section so that the employer can quickly locate the information they need; and
Provide just enough detail to assure the employer that you have the skills they need. You can go into greater detail if you get an interview.
Make sure you submit your resume by the advertised deadline.

What not to include resume


You might find that the acceptable style of resume in Australia is different to what you are used to at home. Some of the things to be aware of include:

Don’t include your height, weight, marital status or religion;
You do not have to include your age or birth date, although many people still do;
You do not need to include a photo of yourself;
Don’t discuss how much you would like to be paid, or any other benefits you would like to receive;
Don’t make any false statements about your previous jobs or skills.

The Interview

If you are successful in getting an interview, remember to:

prepare yourself by re-reading your application and making sure you can back up all the claims you have made;
listen carefully to each question and keep your answers relevant;
politely ask them to repeat or rephrase any questions you don’t understand, especially if English is your second language;
ensure you are dressed neatly; and
stay calm.
If you are unsuccessful in getting the job, remember to ask the employer for feedback so you can improve your interview performance for next time.



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