16 Ways to Find a Job in Australia - 11/16 - Networking

How to find a job in Australia - Networking - Job Search Tips for Job Hunters

Networking and cold calling are the two best ways to tap the Australian Hidden Job Market. The more people you contact, the more likely you are to find a job. Instead of advertising, some Australian employers choose to fill their vacancies by word of mouth. Networking can help you to get in touch with employers who might not otherwise be accessible.
People and organisations in your network can give you information; introduce you personally; speak to others on your behalf; and recommend you to others.

Q: I would like to tap the Australian Hidden Job Market, where and how to build my networks in Australia?

A: There are plenty of sources for contacts, including: People, Organisations, and Events. Getting to know people means they get to know you, too. Networking involves telling people about yourself, increasing your visibility and getting your name and face known. It is also about giving as well as taking, and it is a favour you will be able to repay some day.


People are very good source of contacts simply because people know other people. Even if they can’t help directly, they might know someone who can. Include:
Friends and family;
People you were at school or college with;
Old colleagues and previous employers;
Business contacts;
People you meet at interviews;
People you meet visiting companies;
People you meet at trade fairs and open days;
People you meet on training courses.


Organisations and associations are established networks and a way to get to know people you might not through social contacts. Both online organisations and those in real world could be very helpful, they include:
Professional associations;
Trade associations;
Trade unions;
Chartered institutes;
Community organisations;
Special interest groups;
Social and leisure groups;
Voluntary organisations.


Events are good places to meet people. Make sure you get names and contact details or business cards. You can build good job search contacts at:
Business conferences;
Trade fairs and exhibitions;
Employment fairs;
Company social events;
Professional association events;
Union events;
Training courses, conferences and seminars;
Professional events;
Open days.

Social Media


Q: I want to build my networks. Where can I find upcoming events in Australia?

A: You can use our Custom Search Box to find events website in Australia. You just need to type in “Eventbrite”.
Eventbrite is a global marketplace for live experiences that allows people to find and create events in 190 countries, including Australia.

Q: I want to build my networks. Where can I join local groups in Australia?

A: You can use our Custom Search Box to find local group website in Australia. You just need to type in “”.
Meetup is the Australia’s largest network of local groups. You can organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. 

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