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One of the hardest parts of finding a job is knowing where to look. Here are some ideas to help you with your search.
A great first step to take when finding a job is to look at job search websites. Here's a list of some common job search sites to get you started:
Networking is a great way to meet people in your industry and find out about job opportunities. Building professional networks is an excellent way to:
Networking in Person
There are many ways to network in person, such as attending conferences and events for people in your industry.
Tips for networking in person:
For online networking, you need to be on LinkedIn. It’s a powerful business network where you can ‘meet’ industry colleagues and build your personal brand. LinkedIn is also a popular job search site where employers often advertise vacant positions.
Tips for networking on LinkedIn:
Ask your colleagues or lecturers if there are any relevant online networking platforms in your industry. Your industry association or peak body may run these.
Your university or education institution may have a careers service or job board you can use. Ask your student advisor where you can find help in finding and applying for jobs. And be sure to check if your university or university union is hiring. There are often lots of job opportunities on campus.
Check out the ‘Careers’ or ‘Employment’ page of the websites of business that often have part-time or casual jobs available, such as:
For government jobs, keep an eye on:
Even if the company you want to work for isn’t advertising right now, you might impress them by sending your resume anyway (but be sure to include a cover letter introducing who you are and why they should hire you).
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