Are you looking for work in Melbourne? Have no idea what the labour market is like? Then come & discover all you need to know right now!
Note: If you looking for work in regional Victoria, and not in Melbourne, please visit the Find work in Victoria page.
If you are not an Australian citizen you must have a visa that allows you to work. If you want to backpack around Australia, go to the work and travel Australia page for more details. However, if you are an international student or are looking for a sponsored / professional worker visa, please check out the Australian Visas page.
Because it is such a large city that you will find work in almost every industry, except mining (but there are mines in regional Victoria, so some recruitment agencies deal with mining vacancies), pearl farming, and some other small and obscure industries.
Many international companies operate out of the city, so people who can speak a second language are often sought after. Often people who work with a company overseas can get a transfer to the company's place of business in Sydney.
Melbourne boasts some major industry sectors (for example, the ICT sector employs over 60,000 people), which include: advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, creative industries (fashion, media, arts & culture, etc), financial & insurance services, healthcare, hospitality, ICT, retail, and tourism (including events, which requires 10,000's of casual employees over the year).
With such a strong selection of major industries operating within the city, it doesn't matter if you are a school leaver with no skills, or you have a PhD in a specialised field, you should be able to find work without too many problems.
There are numerous ways to find work apart from using a search engine. Below I will go over some of the more common and give you the links and resources where needed. These methods will work in all major cities across Australia.
There are four main things you can do to try to find work at hostels.
Have a look at some local recruitment agencies. I have compiled a selection of the best recruiters right across the nation, along with user reviews, star ratings, search, listings by their speciality, a direction finder and more.
When using a recruitment or employment agency, you may be required to come into their office and attend an interview or do some kind of aptitude testing depending on the agency and the kind of work you are interested in. Some of the website will also have job listings for you to look at which you can apply for straight away.
If you are interested in something like bar work, waiting tables, dish washing, kitchen hand work, cooking/chef, it is now time for you to get pro-active!
Another option, if you are really stuck for money, is the attend a medical or clinical trial in Melbourne. Check out the Medical and Clinical trials in Australia page to find out more details. You can also Check out the Backpacker jobs in Australia page for some extra ideas.
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