Job Seeking


Everyone knows about the conventional job-seeking sites, so we’ve put together a collection of less known resources to help you on your job-seeking journey:

50 ways to get a job – the result of over three years of research and work by a team of people from across Canada and the United States. What’s contained within this site is not a magic bullet: you won’t get a job by simply reading each page. But, the authors claim if you commit to doing every exercise, with authenticity, serious effort, hustle and follow through, you will discover your path, find your ideal career, and get hired. Give it a try!

Australian Jobs Boards – a job-search site for people who want to work for a better world.  They list community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.

Pro Bono Australia Jobs Board – promotes roles in Not for Profits, charitable, social enterprise roles, social good jobs, and community organisations across Australia.

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Jobs Board – works with Australia’s non-government aid and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty.

carecareers – provides you with all the information and job opportunities you’ll need for a rewarding career in the Disability, Aged Care & Community sector.

The Conversation Jobs Board – an independent source of news and views. Jobs largely sourced from the academic, research and community sectors.

Graduate Positions

Teach For Australia – recruits and trains inspiring and passionate young graduates to teach in disadvantaged communities for a minimum of two years, where they have a life changing impact on their students. Their rigorous recruitment model, coupled with our award winning training and leadership program, supports participants to be highly effective teachers who can inspire students to achieve.

Federal Government – Australian Government agencies usually advertise graduate employment opportunities between February and June each year.  As well as appearing in the electronic APS Employment Gazette, opportunities will be listed on individual agency websites. The Australian Government also offers a range of Cadetships, Scholarships & Work Experience opportunities within some departments and agencies.

State Government – interested in a career in state or territory government? Find out about the public service in Australia’s states and territories. Search for job opportunities, graduate programs, cadetships, etc. and application information.

Local Government – try this single search engine (also includes State and Federal employment opportunities).

International Jobs Boards

The United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) – a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. The examination is held worldwide and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise – the list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year. – not an official website of the UN, but a useful resource nonetheless for positions within the UN and other international organisations. As a rule of thumb, when applying for the UN, look for positions advertised as grades 2-3 as these require two-five years experience.

IntCareers – a comprehensive job site dedicated to employment and internship opportunities in international organizations, NGOs, think-tanks worldwide. – connecting people to the opportunities, community, and resources they need in order to take action and create a better world.

Want to work in the not-for-profit sector? Check out The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers.

You might want to also try these organisations: