Helpful Steps for Getting a Job


Seeking a job in Byron Bay? Here’s what you will need:

Resume/CV         Cover Letter       Tax File Number (TFN)     Australian Mobile Number


  1. Full Name
  2. Correct and Current Contact Information (email andmobile)
  3. Recent and Highest Level of Education
  4. Job Experience
  5. Volunteer Experience
  6. Special Certifications
  7. Picture (optional) make sure it is appropriate
  8. Awards/Accomplishments (optional)
  9. Hobbies/Skills (optional)

Cover Letter

  1. Full Name
  2. Correct and Current Contact Info
  3. Position Applying For
  4. Description of why you should be hired
  5. Skills that make you a good choice to hire
  6. Where you saw the position advertised
  7. Availability
  8. Thanks/Sign-off/Signature

Tax File Number (TFN)

  1. Go to
  2. Go to Individuals tab then click “Get a Tax File Number”
  3. Then find and click “Permanent migrants or temporary visitors”
  4. Find and click the link where it says “Get it done. Apply for a TFN online at”
  5. Read and Follow steps from this site
  6. It should take about 20 minutes to complete

TFN can take up to 28 days to be mailed to you but will most of the time arrive much earlier. (As long as the information you apply with is correct.)

Australian Mobile Number

Employer’s will require a way to contact you. Below are some different Options for non-contract networks

  • Amaysim $20 for first month at the moment ($45 / month Unlimited standard calls/sms + 5GB of data all in Aus.)
  • Telstra ($30/$40/$50 minutes and data vary)
  • Optus Prepaid (1$/$1.50/$2 per day. In Aus only. Unlimited SMS/MMS Data and Minutes Vary.)
  • Vodafone ($50 Infinite Standard calls, 3GB data, infinite txt and pxt and voicemail.)

Checking for and Finding a Job

  • The Echo (Local Newspaper)
  • Byron Bazaar (Local Free Ads)
  • Going into shops and talking with Managers
  • Handing out your Resume
  • Checking Notice Boards
  • Job Blog on
  • Facebook

Thing’s to be Careful about when Job Hunting

  1. Putting a resume up online with a Ph. Number and Full name
  2. Dressing inapprorpriately to hand out your Resume
  3. Making sure you use appropriate body language and eye contact when speaking with possible employers.

And finally, not getting discouraged if you don’t get a job right away. Keep trying. Most students find one in the end.

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