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Where could you find a job?
In Australia there are lots and different ways to find the job you wish for. All you have to do is actually look for it and apply for all jobs you can.
In Australia, websites are a very popular way to find jobs. You will find lots of job ads at different websites. Always remember to read the job ad carefully and apply only to the ones you for which you have the necessary skills.
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Try to make as big network of friends as possible. Students very often get their first job through contacts and recommendations of their friends. Come more to our offices and you will find lots of friends that may help you in finding a job.
Visiting potential employers
Visiting personally your potential employers is the most effective way to get a job. It is important to have ready a well-written curriculum vitae/resume and present it in different places. It is essential to speak directly with the manager of the company/restaurant.
Be aware that you will probably not be successful in the first attempt and do not let this discourage you. It is worth visiting the same place repeatedly and showing that you are really interested in the position.
Going from one place to another might be a bit of a hassle sometimes, but it definitely works BEST. If you are not sure how to inquire about the job by the employer, Information Planet runs a regular Interview preparation seminar every Friday at 3:30 pm where you can practice with a native English speaker.
Casual placement agencies (Recruitment Agencies)
There are many casual placement agencies in Australia. They assign you a wide variety of work, limited only by your skill level. We recommend you be well prepared for the visit.
Information Planet WAS program is specially designed for you! Have your resume checked and get some advice on how to present yourself.
Here is the list of some catering companies that cater for different events in Sydney. They are always in need of new staff (in busy seasons), so don’t hesitate to come to visit them with your resume in their office.
|Alseasons||6/225 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000||www.alseasons.com.au|
|Bluestone||Parramatta Branch Suite 4, Level 6, 111||www.bluestonerecruitment.com.au|
|Personnel||Phillip Street Parramatta||-|
|Cater Care||Level 1, 20 Charles Street, Parramatta, Sydney NSW 2124||www.catercare.com.au|
|Clifford Wallace||Level 2, 104 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010||www.cliffordwallace.com.au|
|Compass Group||35-51 Mitchell Street, McMahons Point, NSW 2060||www.compass-group.com.au|
|Culinary Edge||37 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW 2204||www.culinaryedge.com.au|
|Frontline Hospitality||Level 11, 70 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000||www.frontlinehospitality.com.au|
|Gastronomy||Unit 10, 30 Beaconsfield Street, Alexandria, NSW, 2015||www.gastronomy.com.au|
|Harasty's Hospitality||6/70 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026||www.harastys.com.au|
|Nosh Hospitality||10/13-15 Smail St, Ultimo NSW 2007||www.nosh.com.au|
|Pinnacle||Ground Floor, 188 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000||www.pinnaclepeople.com.au|
|Stedmans||Level 5, Surry Hills House / 10-14 Waterloo Street - Surry Hills, NSW 2010||www.stedmans.com.au|
|Zenith Hospitality||BRISBANE: P: (07) 3002 4000 / GOLD COAST: P: (07) 5591 7966||zenithhospitality.com/|
You can ask for an up to date list of agencies at any Information Planet office in Australia.
Here is the list of some of the cleaning companies in Sydney that you can try to contact by phone or e-mail to inquire about job vacancies. Try to arrange an interview with them to introduce yourself in person.
|Cotton On||www. cottonongroupcareers.com|
|The Just Group||www.justgroup.com.au|
|Guzman y Gomez||www. guzmanygomez.com|
Babysitting, nanny and childcare companies
|Blue Ribbon Nannies||www.blueribbonnannies.com.au|
|Care For Kidz||www.careforkidz.com.au|
|Child Care Jobs||www.childcarejobs.com.au|
|Dial an Angel||www.dialanangel.com|
|Expect A Star||www.expectastar.com.au|
|Find A Babysitter||www.findababysitter.com.au|
|Mum’s Best Friend||www.mumsbestfriend.com.au|
|People For People||www.peopleforpeople.com.au|
|The Wright Nanny||www.thewrightnanny.com.au|
|We Need A Nanny||www.weneedananny.com.au|
|Australian Home Care||www.ahcs.org.au|
|Health Staff Recruitment||www.healthstaffrecruitment.com.au|
Construction and labour companies
|MC Labour Services||www.mclabourhire.com.au|
|Trade Labour Hire||www.tradelabourhire.com.au|
Flyer distribution and promotion companies
|Flyer Distribution Sydney||www.flyerdistributionsydney.com.au|
|Mainwaring Group Advertising||www.mainwaring.com.au|
Call center and customer service companies
General travelers jobs
|Jobs For Travellers||www.jobs4travellers.com.au|
|Travellers At Work||www.taw.com.au|
|Job For Traveller||www.jobfortraveller.com.au|
|Centre for volunteering NSW||www.volunteering.com.au|
|Liverpool Volunteer Centre||www.volunteerworksydney.org.au|
Australian newspapers regularly have special sections with vacant positions; the biggest offer of jobs is usually on Wednesday and Saturday. You can also find a wide selection in local papers. It is necessary to apply quickly for the job positions as only the firsts get a chance for an interview. Sydney Morning Herald paper is definitely the best source and for those living on the North Shore, the Manly Daily paper provides many job opportunities every day.
- Information Planet offices – come to our office for more information about jobs. Just ask for Service Department at our reception. Click here to see all the services that Service Department has to offer
- Notice boards at your school