Aussie Traveller’s Blog Part – 1

Whitsundays

What a year it has been! After years, months and weeks of trying to persuade myself to book that flight, I finally did it. My flight to Australia was booked and before I knew it, I was off on the adventure of a lifetime. Starting in Australia’s versions of the big apple (Sydney!) I arrived at my hostel called Base. … Read More

How to write an effective CV

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Relocating to a new country can be a daunting experience for many. Culture shock, maybe a different language, unique foods, different work system and of course different CV structures. Today we will go through the basic structure of how to write a CV, or rather how to write a typical Australian CV. (For information about how to write a cover … Read More

Seasonal Work New Zealand

snowboarding - seasonal work New Zealand

Depending on the season and the region you’re in you have different opportunities for seasonal work New Zealand: harvest fruit, vegetable or wine grapes pack and sort fruit and vegetables prune fruit trees and grape vines maintain crops be involved in summer pruning, planting vegetables or thinning fruit. Usually no previous work experience is needed to apply for these jobs. … Read More

Top Ten Tips for getting backpacker jobs

barwork - backpacker jobs

A working holiday visa is a great way to enable you to stay in a country for longer than a short holiday but there’s no point in a visa if you can’t find backpacker jobs! Working whilst you are backpacking helps you to enjoy your travels for longer and meet potential travel buddies whilst you are at it. As a … Read More

Step-by-Step Guide: How to get settled in New Zealand

queenstown - settle in new zealand

Your plane just landed on the holy grounds of New Zealand but you don’t know how to settle in New Zealand? You’re awfully excited for your stay in Aotearoa? And you’re here on a working holiday visa? But what now? How do you get started? What should you do first? What do you need? And where do you get it? … Read More

Prepare a CV for Job Hunting

prepare a CV - how to write a cv

To have a good curriculum vitae, (CV), also known as a Resume, is important for the majority of job hunts you’ll be undertaking and it’s important that you prepare a CV for Job Hunting. A curriculum vitae is how you ‘sell yourself’ to your potential new employer so it’s important that the information contained in it is relevant to the … Read More

How to write a CV / Resume

prepare a CV - how to write a cv

Writing a CV is something that at one point we are all going to have to do, so we’ll tell you how to write a CV as it can seem a little daunting at first. If, like me, you are on a working holiday visa and are planning on working then you will definitely need to write a CV. Some people may … Read More

Working Holiday Visas (WHV)

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If you’ve never had a working holiday, or applied for a working holiday visa (or WHV), in a country like Australia or New Zealand it can be pretty hard to organise it all by yourself. What do you have to do, to arrange and to think of when you are planning a working holiday to the other side of the … Read More

Preparing for a job interview

job interview

So you’ve completed your search for a job, you’ve finished preparing your CV and sent it off to potential employers and now you’ve been invited for a job interview! Most of us have a hard time when thinking about an upcoming job interview, the nerves kick in and butterflies (the not so nice type) flutter around your tummy. The key … Read More

Why bother with Health and Travel Insurance?

health and travel insurance

For some health and travel insurance would be the last thing on their mind; for others, it’s the very thing that will bug them so long as they have not gotten any yet. Here are just a few reasons why you should always have health and travel insurance while backpacking: Most health and travel insurance will cover and pay for your … Read More