Whether you have travelled to Australia to study English, or simply to enjoy the sights and learn how to surf, you may be a little concerned about what will happen when your funds run low. Luckily there are some great job opportunities for every type of traveler, you just need to know where to look. Here, we’ve got an awesome list of great jobs for travelers and also where to find them:
Know where to look for jobs
Knowing where to look for jobs is really where you need to start. There are many websites that offer businesses a chance to list jobs for travellers for free on their website. Start by looking online and go from there. Ask around if you have friends currently employed to find out if there are any vacancies where they are working. Then check out any bulletin boards at unis and colleges (if you are studying).
One of the main things to keep in mind is really to be flexible. You may not be able to get work in the field you are in back home, but don’t shut out the idea of other options. Try things you’ve never done before. Remember, this isn’t entirely about building your career, it’s about travelling, having fun and having enough money to fund your travelling and accommodation expenses.
Sales and admin jobs
There are heaps of jobs suitable for travelers who are interested in doing a sales or admin role. Call centre work is also very popular for travellers. An advantage of this type of work is that you are working during the day, are able to work often more flexible hours and often get paid for simply talking!
Many travellers find that fruit picking is the best option for them when travelling across Australia. Working for a few months full time can often cover the costs of a few months travel without the need for work. The only disadvantage of this type of work is that it is labour intensive and will generally mean that you will be staying far away from any major city whilst working.
Hospitality is another great area that is also open to travellers. Just make sure that if you do want to apply for a job as a bar tender you will need to verify certain qualifications and if you don’t have them, you’ll need to get them.
Get professional assistance with your job search
There are some great recruitment companies that specialize in placing people in jobs overseas. If you are in a recruitment role for example and want to work in Australia you can get the right help you need by having a company that specializes in recruitment consultant jobs assist you to find the right job, and possibly even have an interview before you arrive.
There really are some great jobs for travelers out there, you just need to know where to look for them and how to get the right assistance in finding the right job to suit you. I hope our list of jobs and ways of searching for work has given you some useful tips on how to find the right job for you whilst travelling.