Finding work for 2 whilst travelling...
I'll be travelling RTW with my boyfriend at the end of the year, we've got budget to get all the way around successfully, but are considering a bit of holiday work to prolong the trip/get some spare cash - probably on an Oz or New Zealand working holiday visa... but how easy it is for two people to get work in the same/close(ish) location when abroad? Bearing in mind different work experience and skills... If on my own I'd probably go wherever the cool sound job/salary was, but neither of us have enough spare cash to linger and job hunt, so it's both work or no work!!
I could go into more details, but I'm more interested to know how other couples/friends/family might have found the combination of trying to work & stick together whilst travelling? - without conflicts preferably!
Currently my partner and I are working as a couple at an Outback Wilderness Resort in South Australia. Its great because food is included and rent costs $104 per week. We get our own bedroom and bathroom and free internet. There's nothing to spend money on out here so after 5 or 6 months its not uncommon for people to have a solid 15,000-20,000 in the bank. No joke.
From what I understand, there are plenty of jobs like this at resorts all over Australia, especially in more remote locations. The Whitsundays, Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges and the Northern Territory are just a few of the regions where I personally know of people who worked as a couple.
When doing research and asking around to see who is hiring, let them know you're applying as a couple. I think some places prefer couples because they get to fill one room with two people as opposed to only filling it with one.
So yeah, check out resorts with onsite lodging for staff.
Being an Aussie, I can tell you that there is a skills shortage here at the moment. So getting work shouldn't be a problem in my opinion provided you can get a working holiday visa.
If you are thinking of resort work, you might also consider Broome in the far north of Western Australia. It is a beautiful part of the world with magnificent beaches. Very remote so not much to spend your money on but tourism is a major industry with 5-star resorts to caravan park accommodation for the tourists.The season is during Australia's winter. During summer you can't swim there due to the poisonous jellyfish.
Elsewhere though in the cities there is a variety of work for skilled and unskilled work.
I just recently got back traveling around Australia and worked when I was there! I found it relatively easy to find a job when I was there, best thing to do is sign up with a temping agency, thats your best way of getting some guranteed work! I was lucky enough to work for the same agency in brisbane, sydney and melbourne! Most of which were doing office type work which I wanted to do, but I think they also require people for other types of jobs! And most agencys want to fill postions they have available straight way! So I don't think you will have a problem whilst your there, plus the pays not so bad either.
I'm 23, with a degree in Anthro, and no idea what I want to do when I grow up so I'm leaving in a couple weeks for a working holiday in Australia.
Hospitality jobs are near the top of my list, but, until now, I hadn't read of any first-hand accounts.... and I never even considered North West Australia, I guess because I don't hear much about it - but that probably translates a good thing! (...and a run-on sentence.)
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