However, there is one very important question which you probably ask yourself – Why? Why work in Australia, why travel to Australia? Why Australia?
That is actually a very easy question to answer. Everybody talks about the global financial crisis, a lot of countries suffer from it, but Australia remained relatively untouched by these negative effects.
The extensive reserves of coal iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources in Australia are attracting a lot of foreign investors and keep the economy at great levels.
Also, the country is a leading tourist destination and its popularity is growing daily. This leads us to several reasons to work in Australia.
Make some serious cash!
Even though the costs of living in Australia is high (higher than the United Kingdom, Ireland and the USA for sure) – the pay there is even higher!
Australia offers one of the best average salaries in the world. You could easily make some serious cash, often double than your current one.
In some job sectors, the payment is even higher – one week wage is the same as one month in the UK/USA.
Even with the higher living costs there, you could make as much as triple your average wage. Let’s be honest – this is a pretty big reason to work in Australia!
The unemployment rate in Australia is incredibly low – 5.2% (November 2012).
While in other countries there is job shortage (several unemployed workers for one job opening), Australia has skilled workers shortage (more job openings than suitably skilled workers).
This shortage gives a lot of opportunities to find a good job with great payment.
Even though there is a 6-month restriction for working with the same employer – finding a good job twice for a year in Australia is much easier than finding a job in other countries (including United Kingdom/USA/Ireland).
If you seek job in specific area you may have to spend a lot of resumes, but if you just want to get job and you are not picky – well, then you shouldn’t worry, there are tons of jobs in retails, street marketing, telemarketing, hospitality and farm jobs (including fruit picking).
The work environment in Australia
Besides the great pay and job opportunities, another benefit you’ll get when working in Australia is the great work environment.
Australia, generally, provides great work/life balance (except the farm work where you could find yourself working much more than living).
Most of the jobs are 9/5, usually, people there are incredibly friendly and they offer great perks (like Friday beer).
If you get a job in your field you’ll get great experience working with another point of view. You also get some international work experience, which in any case is a good thing.
The fact that you are in a new place, a new country, all by yourself, gives you a great experience and even greater life experience.
Live in one of the greatest cities in the world
Except working for the great salary, you’ll probably experience living in one of the best cities in the world.