Job market outlook "cautious yet healthy"

job market updates

Over the year we have seen a return to confidence in the job market and expect this to continue for some time. Employment advertising is growing fast; and with this comes increased job opportunities, better pay and higher career prospects; and all this despite financial market jitters!

We are currently at an important time in the job market, a time which is regarded as a seasonal high. 

Over the year we have seen a return to confidence in the job market and expect this to continue for some time. Employment advertising is growing fast and with this comes increased job opportunities, better pay and higher career prospects; all this despite ongoing financial market jitters! However, we can’t emphasise enough how important future-proofing your career will be. Niche jobs will always exist in the market (and often pay well), but make sure your area(s) of specialism will still be around in the years to come. Furthermore, to get the best results and improved pay and career opportunities, to specialise in emerging sectors of the market will reap future rewards.

Recent surveys have shown strength in: 

  • Transportation and utilities
  • Government and Defence
  • Wholesale and retail (particularly online)
  • Marketing and all things digital
  • Professional and business services
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Insurance and superannuation

Poorer performers were: 

  • Education & Training (Online)
  • Customer Services & Call Centre Operations
  • Sport & Recreation

When it comes to recruitment trends, changes in technology has seen many positions receiving 100+ applications (up to 400+ on some roles!). Recruiters will be looking for key values to be demonstrated in the resume, with the number one being “return on investment”. Therefore, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • Clear and defined understanding of who you are
  • A return on investment
  • A good culture fit for the business and for the team
  • Innovation and determination
  • Broad competency based skill sets
  • Willingness and open approach
  • The potential for longevity within the business
  • Proven versatility and flexibility

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