Sunday, September 4, 2016

How To Get A Job on Working Holiday Visa Australia [English]

All of my friends have been asking me so many times how I could get a job in Australia so easily. Well I have to say, nothing is easy, it needs a lot of hard work and of course smart tricks!

When the first time I came to Australia, I got a not really good job. They paid me really less, well not actually “really less” because a lot of Asians get paid 9-10 AUD/hour cash in hand, so I was still lucky, the paid me 12 AUD/hour and I got so many hours in my shifts. I could get 800 AUD a week only with 12 AUD/hour. When a lot of people getting comfortable because they can earn a lot of money a week but that's not my style.

I was thinking, if they are a lot of people outside who can get more than 12AUD an hour why I'm not be one of them? So I realized that I needed to upgrade myself and of course play with my resume. I learned how to make my resume looks outstanding. I need to think like a manager who looking for new employee. I tried the tricks to myself and it was worked! Then, I started helping some of my friends in editing their resume, giving advices how to upgrade their self and how to get the job. Wualaa!! It was worked with them! One of my friends, he got 18AUD/hour with superannuation and 40 hours/week.

So here, I'll give you guys my tricks based on my experiences and please don't forget to make a TFN (your - Tax File Number) first :

1. Targeting Your Job

You need to ask yourself, what kind of job that you looking for and what kind of skill that you have. I came across so many working holiday visa holders, who have skills as barista, hair dresser and chef, and of course with that skill they can get the job easily and some of them get Permanent Resident sponsorship from their employer! 

So, what if you don’t have any skills? Here some options for you :

Kitchen hand
This is the easiest job that you can get without any skills, just try to work fast, don't break any plates and you will be okay! But a lot of shit works and they normally pay you really less.

Wait staff
Are you good looking? But shit in English? Trust me it doesn’t work, you need to upgrade your English skill no matter what! But for some occasions if you are really lucky you can get a job based on your race. If you are Italian go to Italian restaurant, you are Greek go for Greek, you are Asian and can speak Canton, and mandarin go for Asian restaurant.

I need to say, most of Asian restaurants pay their employees really less, around 9-12 AUD/hour. Not a good deal, but if you are Asian, have no skills and not good in English, nothing much that you can do. So better you upgrade your English skill before apply for working and holiday visa.


If you want to apply as a wait staff in Australia you need to learn about Melbourne style coffee, if you want to apply wait staff job in Victoria state better you take RSA certificate for servicing the alcohol, it's fast and not expensive, it costs 30-40 AUD and you can take the class and exam in half day. If you can carry three plates that will be your values. So many big events like Grand Prix, Australian Football, Equine Festivals and other festivals ask you to carry 3 plates and know how to service alcohol. They pay you really good too.

Uber delivery and Delivery job
You have a car and local driving license? You can go for delivery job. Pizza delivery will pay you around 12-14 AUD/hour, newspaper delivery will pay you 15-18 AUD/hour and for Uber delivery you can earn 60-100 AUD in 5-8 Hours.

Cleaning service / housekeeping
So many job offer for cleaning service but you need to wake up early in the morning and normally they prefer a person who lives next to the job place. In winter a lot of hotels in the ski resort open job vacancy for cleaning service / housekeeping during winter. Do they pay good? Yes, they do, but you need to be careful, a lot of frauds and fake jobs in Australia!

Au pair
This is a job for you guys who love kids and want to get comfy accommodation and meals. If you have childcare certificate, first aid certificate and experiences with kids, the luxury live could be for you. So many rich families looking for experienced and qualified Au pair for sitting their baby and kids. Maybe you just can get 150-300AUD/week but in return you will get comfy accommodation with swimming pool (if you are lucky), free facilities and also free meals. For this job you need to make sure about the family and also your job desk, some of the families will not treat you well and sometimes they need a housemaid, not an Au pair.

2. Experience, Experience!

You got perfect GPA in Harvard, you wrote it in your resume and you are looking for barista/coffee maker job? Trust me! Your resume will be ended in trash bin. 

They don't need your formal education background if you apply for casual job. They just need any certification related to it and of course job experiences! If you have more than one job experience in that field, the manager will keep your resume and consider calling you for an interview and job trial.

So if you are new in Australia and no experience, you should make your own "story" experience!

You can write the job experience from your country which related to the job that you want to apply, you also can get experience by doing some volunteer works. Lentil as Anything is one of the cafes in Australia who accepts volunteer. You got a job trial but failed? Congratulation, you can put it as your experience on your resume.

3. One Job One CV

You already have good CV/ resume with some of job experiences and you want to use it to apply any jobs. You should wait, and hold back. Your resume is not perfect yet. Like I said, one version of CV is for one job. Why? You need to write your job experience related to the job that you gonna apply. For example, you can't apply a job as wait staff if you write on your CV so many experiences as a kitchen hand, you need to change your CV and write wait staff experiences then your CV looks perfect and ready to go for wait staff job!

4. Put More Times To Find a Job by Online!

When you see a job offer online and you try to call the manager then the manager say : "Sorry I gave it already to someone else!" and you think like "what? This job offer has just showed up like 2 hours ago and it's gone!" Yeah this is what happens in Australia, and it's normal.

Keep checking the website regularly it will help you a lot to get a job, don't be lazy. Check it every morning, afternoon and night. More than 3 times a day that will be much better!

The websites that you can check to find a job in Australia:,, Job4travellers, backpackerjobboard, and etc.

5. Make sure you meet the manager when you drop in your Resume/CV

It's same like first love at the first sight! When the manager see you, and they like you they will ask short questions to you and yeah you will get a job trial in less than 10 minutes. Just be confident and remember what you have written in your resume.

6. You Need To Work at Farm? Watch Out For Fake Farm!

The fake farm will offer you easy farm job with high rate and located near to the city. They have no good website and no body pick up the call when you try to call them. They also send you an offer of cheap accommodation and you need to pay forward because they only have 1 - 5 room left.

Don’t pay them forward! If they have no website better you check the location before you pack you things and ready to go.

The Things That 

You Should Write on Your Resume

1. Your Availability

This mean, when will be your free / available time to work with them. Example : Monday to Friday, anytime, or 7 days a week, morning to afternoon (5 Am - 4 PM), or every day and anytime.
Giving them the flexibility in your available time will be much easier for them and increase you chance to get the job.

2. Write The Position That You Are Looking For.

Like : I'm seeking full time job as wait staff.

3.Your Contact Details

Write your contact details and address on your CV. Make sure that your cell phone is always ready and keep checking your email.

4. Certification and Job Experience

As I said put anything which related to the job that you want to get.

That's all that I have, my friends and I already proved it so this is the time for you guys to have a try, and good luck!

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  1. Thank you si much for the tips! Will go to Australia next month!

  2. Unfortunately when you are new in a different country and trying to get a job, some people like to use that to trick you and pay less than they should (sometimes even less than they legally can). Shame you were in that situation, but everything is a learning process and I'm sure you took good lessons from that experience :)