en

Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we've been serving Australia for over 25 years with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

Get in touch
Jobs

Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with Australia’s most prestigious organisations. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

See all jobs

Exclusive recruitment partners

Explore the opportunities from a range of organisations that exclusively partner with Robert Walters for their hiring needs.

Learn more
Services

Australia's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more

Capability Statement

We offer a range of services that we have perfected over time, yet we embrace all challenges without exception. Share your talent challenges with us and together we will find the solution.

Learn more
About Robert Walters Australia

G'day! For us, recruitment is more than just a job. We understand that behind every opportunity is the chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters Australia

Learn more
Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we've been serving Australia for over 25 years with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

Get in touch

10 ways to kick off your IT career

Tech professionals are transforming businesses every day, and they enjoy careers that are rich in variety. But how do you get started? Our tech recruitment specialists suggest these tips:

1. Get a head start. An IT qualification will set you up well for a career in IT but, before you qualify, get some practical experience under your belt too. Check out university and TAFE platforms where work experience and internship opportunities are posted to get ahead of the game. 

2. Apply for graduate programs. These can be a fast track to IT career progression. Programs are usually filled a year in advance, so be proactive and apply early.

3. Talk to your IT department. Universities and TAFEs have their own internal IT departments and regularly offer internship opportunities for students. 

4. Contact start-ups for internships. Many start-ups are short on IT resources and would be very grateful for an undergraduate or graduate to come in and help them. You gain practical experience and contacts; they gain an extra pair of hands. It’s a win-win.

5. Attend careers events. Universities and TAFES host events where students can meet prospective tech employers. Go to these, listen to the speakers, go to the tech networking session afterwards and introduce yourself.

6. Throw your hat in the ring. As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said to CNN: "Don't discount yourself, no matter what you're doing. Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world." So apply for lots of IT roles. Every time you apply, you improve your odds of securing a role.

7. Think outside the box. Prospective employers will be impressed if you can demonstrate an interest in IT beyond work. Do you have hobbies, such as coding, that involve IT? Do you have broader business skills, such as sales, that IT employers might value? Mention these on your CV.

8. Keep learning. When you graduate, your learning has only just begun. Tech professionals constantly upskill to keep pace with change. Check out training programs from organisations like General Assembly to increase your chances of employment.

9. Talk to the experts. Approach IT professionals and ask their advice. If you’re not sure of how or who to contact. IT Meetups are a great way to start networking in the industry. 

10. Be flexible. You may not land your dream tech job on day one – so be open to entry-level opportunities to get your started. Help desk roles, for example, are a great way to get your foot in the door. 

Want more tips on launching your tech career? Check out our top tips to make you stand out in the tech sector.

Share this article

Useful links

Sign up for job alerts
Salary Survey
Career Advice
Get in touch

Find out more by contacting one of our specialist recruitment consultants

Related content

View all

International Women's Day: Women in male dominated industries

International Women's Day is on March 8, and this year we are celebrating with a campaign to put some remarkable women we partner with in the spotlight. We speak to Natalie from Todae Solar and Jessica from Mentor (She:) on working in male dominated industries and advice for owning your career. What

Read More

The role of a change manager

Day to day, what does being a Change Manager involve? Day to day it is about managing workload, stakeholders and being part of a team that works through challenges and solves problems. You may have a plan for the day but it is important to be flexible to deal with anything that might come up. How do

Read More

Is cyber security the job of the future?

With cyber security becoming increasingly more important to an organisation’s critical infrastructure, the demand for talent in this area is at an all time high. If you’re thinking of your next career move, you may want to consider a career within the cyber security space. Cybercrime poses biggest t

Read More

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.