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Subject: Aussie Outback Resort???
Date: September 24, 2012
I read your article about getting a job in an outback resort in Australia. I was wondering how did find it? Did you send an application online or did you show up? Or did you know someone overthere? I have my working holiday visa but I'm still in the USA, i'm leaving mid-november. I would love to work in a resort, an island resort (Queensland) let's dream lol or even an outback resort. Did you have a lot of experience before in Hospitality? I wouldn't mind to stay 3 months or more for the same employer. Last question: is it available for the 2nd visa or it has to be in a farm not a resort? Thanks so much if you reply! Audrey
I have answered this question quite a bit at great length. considering that, I will try as best I can to answer your specific questions.
I was wondering how did find it?
Finding our job was a fluke. We were talking to a hostel manager about the type of job we were looking to find and she coincident illy knew of a resort that was hiring. No planning went into that particular place.
A few of our coworkers found that job as it was posted in the various youth hostels in the nearest city. So if you want a job, a good place to start looking would be to go to the nearest city. Start looking at the job boards at the various hostels and ask the people who work there.
Did you send an application online or did you show up?
After being recommended the position by the hostel manager we sent in our applications. She called us back within a week to tell us we were hired.
did you know someone overthere?
No. We did not know anyone there.
Did you have a lot of experience before in Hospitality?
I did have some experience in hospitality and my partner had lots. It wasn't necessary though. Some people had little experience, others had lots. It's only a seasonal position and they know this. It is thus more important to be a good person who they think will fit into the staff. Especially in the outback. They can be a different breed out there.
is it available for the 2nd visa or it has to be in a farm not a resort?
Not sure exactly what you're asking here, but I'll try. On the Australian Working Holiday Visa, you can work for any company you want during your first and second WHV visa's. However to even get the second visa you have to work on a farm. That work was too hard for me to do, so I skipped it and only stayed for a year. I felt that was long enough!
Hope that helps!
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