"Insider tips for living and travelling in Cairns"

I am looking for a room sharing house with

Looking for a Job?

Having trouble landing a job in Cairns?

We know it can be tough, but help improve your odds by not making the common mistakes we see so often.

在凯恩斯找工作有困难吗?

我们知道这也许有些难度,但我们可以帮助你减少常见失误来提高你的胜算。

1.Choose the right time

Choose the most appropriate time of day to apply. So often, travelers apply to restaurants or cafes at their busiest times. Managers simply do not have the time and may even get annoyed (making your chances very slim) if you have showed up at their busiest time.

Do some research and come in when they have enough time to chat.

Choosing the right time does not just refer to “time of day”. If you are coming to Cairns to look for farm work, choose the right time of year. For example, sugar cane planting runs between June and November and watermelon and pumpkin season is from October to December. However, if you are here already, have no fear - banana farm work is generally all year round, with some quiet periods.

1、选择合适的时间

选择一天中最合适的时间来申请。旅游者经常在最忙的时候去餐馆或咖啡馆。如果你在最忙的时候出现,经理们根本就没有时间,甚至会生气(让你的机会很渺茫)。

做一些调查,当他们有足够的时间聊天时进来。

选择合适的时间并不只是指“时间”。如果你来凯恩斯市找农场工作,选择一年中合适的时间。例如,甘蔗种植在六月至十一月之间,西瓜和南瓜的季节是从十月到十二月。但是,如果你已经在这里了,不要害怕香蕉农场的工作通常是全年的,有一些安静的时期。

2. Look employable

Believe it or not, some people stroll into shops looking for jobs in their bikini. Even though you may be a backpacker (with, likely, a limited clothing supply), the employers want to be able to picture you in a professional setting.

Remember – first impressions matter (and are often the only thing employers have to go on to decide “yes” or “no” to your CV) – so make it count! Borrow or buy, but no beachwear!

(Tip: Make sure you show up on your own. If you show up with a friend, you appear less serious and put the employer in an uncomfortable position if they have to choose one of you to hire.)

2. 看就业

信不信由你,有些人逛商店,穿着比基尼寻找工作。即使你可能是一个背包客(比如你只有有限的衣服。

),但是雇主还是希望看到一个符合专业形象的你。

记住——第一印象很重要(而且通常是雇主在你的简历中决定“是”或“不是”的唯一因素)——所以让它成为统计数字!借用或购买,但没有海滩度假风服饰!

(提示:确保你自己出现。如果你和一个朋友在一起,你会显得不那么严肃,如果他们不得不雇佣你其中的一个,你会让雇主感到不舒服。

3. Be prepared with contact info and necessary documents

If a company can’t call you, they can’t hire you.

Do your due diligence and at the minimum find out what certificates you need in the position you are applying for (for example, your RSA for serving alcohol). Same goes for your tax file number (TFN) , at least know what it is and express you will be getting it soon (from the post office or online, see our article).           

3、准备好联系信息和必要的文件。

如果一个公司没有给你打电话,他们就不会雇用你。

做你的尽职调查,至少要找出你申请的职位需要什么证书(例如,你的RSA服务酒精)。同样,你的税号(TFN),至少知道它是什么,告诉他们你将很快得到它(从邮局或网上,看到我们的文章)。

4. Have a sharp, professional, and relevant CV.

Fourth on the list because it seems like common sense, but make sure your CV is up to par. Have someone look at it, for spelling mistakes. Make it relevant for the job. If you are applying for a travel agency, don’t only include waitressing experience. If you are trying to improve your odds and apply to many different types of jobs, have a different resume for each (ex. A waitressing resume, a barista resume, a travel agency resume). It may seem like a lot of extra work, but it is worth it! As per typical Australian culture and if you are comfortable with it, include a picture. Make it as short and concise as possible, some of these companies are getting 5 CVs a day.

4. 拥有敏锐、专业及相关的简历。

第四条,因为这似乎是常识,但要确保你的简历达到标准。比如让别人看看你有没有拼写错误。让你的简历和你要申请的工作建立联系。如果你要申请旅行社的工作,不要只写你的服务员经历。你需要准备不同的简历来申请不同的工作以提高胜算。

有一个不同的简历,每个(如我的简历,一个咖啡师的简历,一个旅行社的简历)。这似乎是一个额外的工作,但它是值得的!按照典型的澳大利亚文化,如果你觉得舒适,包括一张照片。让它尽可能简短简洁,其中一些公司每天得到5个简历。

5. When in doubt – get help.

Peterpans on Grafton Street (right in front of Gilligans) holds a job hunting club every Tuesday at 5pm. Come out, get more advice and meet some people in the same position. It is mostly geared toward 2nd year visa work and other casual positions.

We also work with staffing solutions if you are looking for a more permanent position. 

Lastly, come chat with us – we have people coming in every day with tips on who is hiring. We have been around in Cairns for so long, we have seen everything and may be able to help you on your way.

Good luck!

5. 有困惑?-寻求帮助

在格拉夫顿街peterpans(右前方的吉利根)找工作俱乐部每星期二下午举行。出来,多征求意见,在同一职位上认识一些人。它主要面向第二年的签证工作和其他临时职位。

如果您正在寻找一个更为长久稳定的职位,我们也将与人员配置解决方案一起工作。

最后,来和我们聊天——我们每天都有人带着招聘人员的建议来。我们已经在凯恩斯市呆了很长时间了,我们已经看到了一切,也许可以在路上帮助你。

祝你好运!

Join The Discussion

Add Your Comments

(Required)
(Required, not publicised)
*
Please enter the word below:
*