There are so many reasons why I like hospitality for work in Australia. The main one being it is very social. You get to meet loads of locals and travellers.
The work can be varied. It is fairly easy to find, and there is a lot of this type of work, especially when in season.
Bars, hotels, cafes, and restaurants are always on the look out for staff; just present yourself well.
What kind of Work
If you want to work in hospitality, there are plenty of different opportunities. You can work as:
- Kitchen help
- Cafe Assistant
- Bar Work
- Kitchen Hand
- Front Office
How to get the job
Go in Person
Don’t just look online, go in, with your resume, to the business. Present yourself well, be friendly, and offer to do a trial. It is common that a business will want to do a day trial with you, so why not offer it first – it shows you are keen.
Talking face to face rather than an email really helps your chances. I go in this and a lot more stuff in more details in my eBook so I highly suggest reading it before you come.
- Have your RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) and list it on your resume
- Dedicate your resume for the job. If you are going for a bar job, push your bar experience, if you are going for a cleaning job, push your cleaning experience.
- Make it a single page. Simple but efficient.
- This is a bit cheeky, but exaggerate your experience. The work is pretty simple, if you think you can do let them know that.
- Add any course you have done.
In Australia when you serve Alcohol you need a RSA certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol). It is fairly easy to get.
Every state in Australia has its own rules regarding the RSA certificate; in some cases, it may only be useable in the state you got it from.
If you know where you are going to work, you even get one online (some states) before you leave home.