Working overseas

Opportunities to work overseas abound, whether you’re looking for a working holiday, humanitarian emergency relief work, or your first job as a graduate.

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:

  • Monash Global Careers – where you can 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)
  • Career Gateway – where international employers advertise jobs through Monash
  • 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.

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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).

Write an international resume

Review international resume samples and tips from other countries: