How to Find Work as a Backpacker in Australia?

This visa option for traveling to Australia is popular with students on a gap year as well as many young travelers alike. Bringing enough funds is recommended by the Australian government (the immigration states 5,000 AUD to be sufficient). Finding work within the first month of your arrival in the Oz is what a lot of people do when they are on a working holiday visa. What do you need to do or prepare when you’ve decided to pack your bag and leave for the land down under?

Get your CV or resume ready 

Don’t pile up all of your experiences into one huge CVs. Just like when you’re applying to any other job, only list relevant experiences on your CV. Have separate CVs or resumes for each type of job that you have experiences of. 

These are some of the most common CVs many travelers usually prepare, according to the types of job: 

  • Hospitality CV or resume (this often extend to jobs in retail)
  • Office temp jobs 
  • Labor work (housekeeping, farming, etc.)

It’s better to print your CVs back home. This will save you so much headache from trying to find a printer or a copy machine when you’ve just arrived, jet-lagged, and basically just need to settle down first. Have at least a couple of physical copies of each of your CV ready and have the digital file ready on your phone or on your flash drive. 

Research the types of jobs that you can apply to during your travel 

Some people are stuck in awful jobs below minimum pay just because they don’t do any preparation or prior research. Most people end up with fruit picking and got stuck there simply because they didn’t know better or did not network better. 

Some research before you arrive in Australia will let you know the types of jobs you can apply to, even though you may not be able to land such a job straight away. It’s noteworthy that most employers would prefer someone who’s already in Australia. But it never hurt to research your options. You can also visit your hostel’s message board. They usually have something for the travelers and even their own job opening that would let you have free accommodation and sometimes, meal. 

Internet is still going to be your best friend 

There are all sorts of place people post their job ads to. From a dedicated website for headhunting to social media. Utilize what you’ve got to get the best out of your backpacker job search. Join facebook groups relevant to your area. This will not only yield you jobs but possibly give you a networking opportunity with fellow working holiday makers. 

Some of the sites you can try are as follows: 

  • Gumtree 
  • Working Holiday Jobs
  • Seek
  • Backpacker Job Board
  • Au.Indeed 
  • Hunter Labour Hire
  • Airtasker 
  • Harvest Trail 

Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know 

This cliche old saying still applies. So it never hurt to network, network, network. You’re not the only traveler looking for work here in the land down under. Loads of people are in the same boat as you. While that sometimes mean more competition, it also means that a lot of information is usually flying around. It’s up to you to catch a wind of it. 

Staying Fit during Your Business Travel

Not everyone is traveling for fun. Some travelers also do travel for business purpose. This is also why business travel is more stressful than having regular travel like for fun, relaxing, or relieving stress itself. Business travel means you don’t have much time to do fun things to release your stress. Thus, it is important to stay fit during the travel so you will stay energized doing all the task at hand. Aside from keeping you busy, a business trip can also make you feel like the most lifeless person on Earth due to extreme boredom. Some people doing business trip can stay at a hotel for hours. It can affect your eating habit for sure. Eating might be a good option but it can lead to another problem for your health.

How to stay fit during your business trip?

Business trip can be less stressing if you do some precautions and make some changes during. You can also stay fit during your trip so you don’t have to worry about gaining some weight or getting sick. Here are things you can do to stay fit during your business travel:

  • It is highly recommended to make your travel plan prior to your trip. It includes how you make healthy choices during your trip including the schedule of your regime, options of dishes, and relaxing activities you can do. Making this type of plan won’t take hours to finish. In fact, it only take a few minutes to complete. You just need to go for the general plan so not to be too specific. Planning everything too detailed can cause you some stress so you’d better not to do it.
  • Your business travel might be arranged by your company or yourself. If you are the one that plans the overall things, it is highly advised to choose the right accommodation. It is important that you stay at accommodation that can help you stay fit easier by providing amenities and facilities you will need. For example, you can book a hotel that has an on-site gym so you can still maintain your regime. You may also need an accommodation that provides basic kitchenette such as microwave and functional appliances so you can prepare your own healthy meals.
  • Bring your own entertainment to stay sane during the buzz of your business trip. There must be times when you feel bored. Fill in your free time by entertaining yourself so not only is your physical health but your minds is as well. Do not underestimate what stress can cause your body with. Stress can lead to physical sickness as well.
  • It is not recommended to drink (alcohol beverages) a lot during your business travel. You might want to let loose so you can feel better during all the stress. However, alcohol can cause serious problems (such as fatigue) so make sure to limit your intake of alcohol. Instead of going out for drinks, it is better to use your spare time during a business trip to rest and sleep properly.