Working overseas

Working overseas not only provides employment and career opportunities – it's an exciting way to expand both personal and professional horizons. By connecting with different cultures, environments and work practices, you can build your experience, resilience, and interactive skills, and enhance your identity as a global citizen in a global market.

A great place to start is with the Leap into Leadership Online (LiLO) module, Connecting Across Cultures. This is an informative, self-navigating module guiding you through the importance of intercultural competence in a globalised world.

Below, you can find a range of online resources to help you get started, from international graduate job directories to examples of writing resumes for the global job market.

Finding work

If you’re planning to work overseas, there are plenty of websites to help you find a job:

  • Career Gateway – access to international job opportunities for Monash students, as well as a range of workshops designed to enhance employability and refine jobseeking skills (such as crafting professional resumes and building resilience)
  • Monash Global Careers – find global job opportunities, including in your home country
  • GoinGlobal – information about how to apply and live in over 100 countries (postings are updated daily)
  • Aozhouhaigui – a jobs portal exclusively for students and graduates from Australian Group of Eight (Go8) universities interested in working in China. Sign up with your Monash student email
  • Lockin China – a jobs portal with thousands of opportunities in China for Chinese students and graduates returning home.

Job search engines

Graduate job directories

Some countries advertise graduate positions through a central directory.

The graduate recruitment period can start at different times of the year, so you should be aware of seasonal differences when applying for work in different countries.

United Kingdom

Malaysia

Singapore

International aid and development

Opportunities exist for short-term humanitarian and emergency relief work through to long-term development programs. For more information, see Working in international aid and development.

Working holidays

Consider taking a gap year between graduating and starting a full-time job. You can do this by living and working overseas while travelling. For more information, see Working holidays.

Join a professional association

Broaden your network by joining an association linked with your industry, for example:

This will give you industry information and contacts to help you with your job search.

Journals and newspapers

Look at industry and career journals for job advertisements and tips (for example, the Wall Street Journal).