Frequently Asked Questions
How do I subscribe to the EJN Weekly mailout?
To subscribe to the EJN Weekly mailout, simply go to the EJN homepage, enter your name and email address in the "Subscribe to the EJN Weekly Box" and click the orange SUBSCRIBE BUTTON.
How do I find employment in Australia?
Whilst EJN is not a recruitment agency, we do provide the opportunity to search through environmental job advertisements in the environmental industry. We also list general advice on our website and provide career advice services.
Below is some useful information for people from the international community looking to get work in Australia.
It can be very challenging to get employment in Australia, as work visas can be difficult to obtain. It is highly recommended that you read the immigration website, www.immi.gov.au, to find out how you can get a visa, as this outlines the criteria determining whether you are eligible for a position.
Sometimes foreign nationals have a difficult time securing work in Australia because they are unfamiliar with the application process. Very few employers are interested in generic cover letters sent to many potential employers with a generic resume. You should research each position and company, and tailor your entire application (cover letter, CV and key selection criteria) to the position. If it is requested, you cannot omit the key selection criteria. These are often listed in the job advertisement or position description. It is important to always contact the employer to see if there is a position description. Often, your application will be passed over if it is missing any of these elements. Do a Google search to find out more about strong job applications specifically in Australia.
It is also very important for foreign nationals to be able to communicate clearly in English. This means either working on your language skills in an academic setting or at the very least, having someone else read your application to ensure that there are no grammatical or spelling errors. It is easy to tell if someone's English skills are not very good, and these applications can also get passed over very quickly.
Once you are certain that you know how to apply for a position, you can then use job search sites such as EJN to find potential positions. In addition to the job search database and the EJN Weekly, there are many organisations you can approach on our Links page.
Can you give me some tips for environmental job hunting?
- Subscribe to the EJN Weekly.
- If you would like more specific information on environmental fields and careers read the Guide to Environmental Careers in Australia.
- Volunteer opportunities are available with many organisations, some of which you can find using a Volunteer Position Search on EJN.
- You can help with writing your CV from EJN's Careers Services.
- You may also want to contact a Recruitment Agency that specialises with environmental positions, some of which are located on the Recruiters page.
Where can I study environmental courses?
For information about environmental courses around Australia, please go to the Education section.
Alternatively, for very specific queries, you can contact universities and speak directly with course administrators, or go online and search for information directly on their websites.
What services do you offer recruitment agencies?
Benefits to recruitment agencies, including advertising costs, are provided in detail on our Advertising page.
Alternatively, to discuss packages and opportunities please contact us through our Contacts Page.
How do I advertise on EJN?
You can advertise environmental volunteer positions free of charge, or you can advertise environmental jobs for $121 (inc GST) per job advertisement or there are "Package Deals" listed on our Advertising page.
Please see our Advertisers page for information about advertising rates for environmental events and environmental education courses.
We accept payment by cheque and electronic funds transfer (EFT). Payment is not required before your advertisement can be posted. Payment terms are 28 days.
We also accept credit card payments to a maximum of $1000.
How am I invoiced?
In order to minimise the impact of our business, EJN does not issue paper invoices. Invoices will be emailed to you after we have loaded your advertisement onto our website.
What is included in advertising packages?
Benefits and costs, are provided in detail on our Advertising page.
To discuss packages and opportunities with us directly, please contact us through our Contacts Page.