By Gladys Mae
Gladys is the Associate Director of Admissions & Student Services with over 10 years of experience at the International Career Institute.
Looking for a job? Whether you’re trying to find a job while studying or after completing an ICI course or university degree, the Internet is your best resource for job seeking and career development. You can look for jobs in various industries on many different job boards and you can apply for them online. Some websites also provide information on how to write a resume, ace an interview, or develop your career.
Finding your dream job can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you out, we’ve come up with 20 of the best job and career sites in Australia.
LinkedIn is the best site to go to if you’re looking for white collar jobs and senior roles. About 1 in 4 Australians are registered members of LinkedIn, which means there’s around 6 million Aussie users in total. You can create a public or private resume or connect with employers and colleagues.
Jobs become tailored to you based on your job searches, and you can subscribe to certain companies to remain updated on what positions they have available. LinkedIn is also a fantastic way to keep in touch with current and former colleagues, and network with leaders in your relevant industry.
AllJobs is a real-time, meta-crawling job service. You can look for jobs in your area across Australia by job title, description, company name, state, suburb, or region. You can also search for jobs in New Zealand.
APS Jobs is a government website which offers jobs from Australia’s public service sector. If you want to work in the federal or central government, this site is for you. It’ll also link you to vacancies in the Australian Parliamentary Service (APS) and other Australian Government agencies. You can sign up for job alerts and save job ads to apply later.
Australian JobSearch is another government website for job seekers. You can search for short-term or contract work, part-time or full-time positions, local government jobs, as well as traineeships and apprenticeships. The site also offers information on how to find training and employment services programs, occupation and industry statistics, and job application tips.
ArtsHub is the perfect job board for you if you’re looking for work in the arts, cultural, or creative industries. These include roles in visual arts, architecture, design, performance, and publishing. If you want to apply for jobs, a paid membership is required. The site also features an events calendar and a listing for grants.
Careerjet is a job site where you can find a wide variety of roles. It sources over 40 million job ads from more than 25,000 quality websites from around the world. You can look for jobs in Australia’s metropolitan and regional areas, as well as in other countries. You can also search for jobs by industry.
CareerOne provides thousands of general jobs, plus company profiles, career advice, job hunting tips, employment updates, online courses, and support in writing and building resumes.
Glassdoor is a fast-growing job site, with thousands of jobs ads and a database containing millions of employee reviews, benefits reviews, and salary reports for companies. You can read these before you apply to work for a particular company.
If you’re looking for a job while studying or you’ve recently graduated from university, Grad Connection is for you. You can search for internships, graduate positions, part-time student jobs, casual positions and more. The site has around 250,000 members. You can use the CV generator tool to build your profile and upgrade it to let employers find you.
Gumtree is the number one classifieds site in Australia. You’ll find tens of thousands of jobs here, including jobs with small businesses. You can also search for jobs in health, sales, retail, and construction.
There are millions of job ads on Indeed which is generated from thousands of job boards, company websites, classifieds, and newspapers. It also has the most candidates compared with other job sites, making it a favourite of many employers. You can upload your resume and allow employers to find your online profile.
Job Seeker is committed to listing jobs that make a difference from the community, not-for-profit and local government sectors across Australia. They’re also a not-for-profit and invest their revenue back into helping the community.
JobServe provides permanent and contract jobs in Australia to over 8 million registered job seekers. You can search for jobs in telecoms, computer, IT, engineering, sales, finance, and healthcare.
You can search for short-term work at OneShift, such as one-off shifts, casual work, or permanent part-time employment. The site has around 864,000 active job seekers. You can upload a resume or set up a profile and you’ll receive a matching job when a position related to the information you provided is advertised.
Neuvoo is popular among job seekers in Australia, as 78% of them visit the site at least once a month. The site indexes jobs directly from other job boards, placement agencies, and company websites. You can look for jobs based on city, state, region, industry, company, and skills. You can also find out the average salary of popular jobs in Australia.
Salon Staff is a niche job site, where you can find hairdressing and apprenticeship jobs and information in the hair and beauty industry. You can browse jobs by category and location.
Founded in 1997, Seek is Australia’s number one job site as you can choose from thousands of jobs across the country. You can find jobs by location, classification, and salary. The site has more than 13 million candidate profiles, and 3 out of 4 Australians use it when searching for a job. Seek also provides resume storage, application tracking, online training, career advice, and company reviews.
Adzuna collates thousands of jobs from sites including MyCareer and Jobs.com.au into one place. The advanced search features let you browse jobs by salary, company name, location, date listed and more, meaning you can filter down searches to find jobs that suit your needs perfectly. What’s more, Adzuna offers an exclusive CV evaluator — ValueMyCV — a service that estimates the worth of your CV to see if you’re due for a pay rise.
THEunijobs is the best site to go to if you’re looking to work in higher education, including academic posts (tutor or lecturer), support positions, and senior executive roles. You can also find semester jobs for university students. What’s more, you can save job listings and apply for jobs online.
Jooble is vertical job search engine that aggregates and displays job ads from multiple job boards, corporate, recruiter pages and newspapers all in one location. You can also submit a VisualCV that helps make short-listing faster.
If you need to develop new skills before getting a job in your chosen industry, ICI offers a range of career courses. We have courses in business, management, finance, beauty, design, law & justice, health & fitness, veterinary & animal care, education & languages, and events, media & public relations. No matter what career you choose, we can provide you with the skills you need to land your dream job. Contact us today by filling out an online form.