Finding job vacancies
Many jobs are advertised online. Search:
- Job Search for general Queensland vacancies
- job and career websites—view a list of links to recruitment agencies and some government sites.
- Queensland Government vacancies—also known as the 'SmartJobs' job search.
- Teaching jobs
- Queensland Health—search for current job vacancies.
- Queensland Police recruiting—find out about the requirements, the opportunities and how to apply.
- Queensland Government-owned corporations—these corporations cover the energy, transport, funds management and natural resources industries.
- Defence jobs—these include the reserves, jobs in security and intelligence, science, technology and military equipment.
- Australian Government jobs—read about the flexible and diverse jobs available in the public service.
- Local Government jobs—find jobs in Local Governments throughout Queensland.
Visit industry job trends and statistics for information about industry growth areas and future job opportunities.
Mining and resources is a key growth area in Queensland at the moment. To find vacancies and further information about the sector:
- search the resource sector jobs board
- visit Skills Queensland for
- links to job boards (scroll down the page to 'Finding a resources industry job')
- links to mining and gas employment websites
- guides to what is involved in key jobs in the sector.
News and forums
These industry sites list some vacancies. You can also keep up to date with what’s happening in your industry through news, forums and blogs:
Broaden your search
- Subscribe to receive email alerts about current vacancies that match your criteria from your preferred career website or recruiter.
- Read the job and careers sections of newspapers or industry magazines.
- Talk to people in the areas you are interested in (many jobs are not advertised—some employers rely on word of mouth).
- Look for volunteering opportunities that will help you gain some practical experience.
- Visit job expos, career fairs or industry forums.
- Brush up on your networking skills.
- Use your personal networks, either face to face, or via social media to get the word out.