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Where to look for a job

Where to look for a job

There are plenty of exciting opportunities open to job-seekers like you in Victoria. Once you’ve decided what kind of job you’re after, you can start to explore exactly what’s on offer.

Online job sites

There are hundreds of online job sites but some of the main ones used in Australia are:

Once you’ve found a job you like the sound of, usually you can apply directly through the site. If not, they will give directions on how to apply.

Online recruitment portals

Some larger companies have their own online recruitment portals attached to their websites. You can generally apply directly through their portal. Examples include:

Fast Food (McDonalds, KFC, Hungry Jacks, Subway, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Red Rooster, Grilled, Oporto, Nandos)

Supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths, ALDI)

Retails chains (7-Eleven, Kmart, Target, Big W, Myer, David Jones, Chemist Warehouse, JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Dan Murphy’s)

Delivery services (Uber, Door Dash, Menulog)

Drivers (13CABS, Silvertop, UBER, Didi)

Service stations (BP, Shell)

In-person enquiry

Many cafes and shops advertise for staff by placing a sign in their windows. It’s worth popping in with a friendly smile and a copy of your CV if you’re interested in working there. Be prepared for a chat about what you can offer them. Even if there’s no sign in the window, many places appreciate extra casual staff so don’t be shy to ask.

Your own networks

Once you know what type of job you’d like, start telling people you know that you are looking for a job. Think about anyone who works in a similar industry who may be able to help you. If you’d like to create new contacts, take a look at our Tips for expanding your networks page.

Deakin Talent

DeakinTALENT is Deakin University’s Careers and Employment Service. As a Deakin College student, you’ll be able to access a wealth of information and resources to help you find a job. Once you become a Deakin University student, you’ll also have access to DeakinTALENT personalised coaching, workshops and career advice.

Check out some of the Deakin University resources

Students with a disability

If you have an injury, illness or disability, several disability employment services can help you find a job that suits your skills, qualifications and experience, for example:

WISE Employment
Mission Australia

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