Below are some tips about the job market in this country and some industries that showed growth.
Employment continues to be tight in Australia .
Strong demand for capable staff and general skills shortage is a perfect combination for workers to find new careers and push their wages up.
But as the world is recovering very slowly from the global financial crisis more people are competing for the same jobs.
And when there is strong competition, a good, professional resume can help get the candidate an interview. If you sent your resume to several employers or agencies but did not hear back from them, then you need to have a hard look at your resume.
Does it respond to each requirement in the job ad or have you sent the same CV over and over again?
Is it really specific or is it rather vague?
Did you include your achievements in the previous roles or did you just list the duties of the jobs?
If you are not sure then ask for help. There are professionals who will work with you and create a resume that can land you an invitation to an interview. Books are a worthy resource too. Download them in kindle or paper format and follow the advice.
The job market today is still going strong and better than in countries more exposed to the recession.
As per a 2014 Department of Employment publication about Australian jobs, the employment growth was stronger in Northern Territory and Western Australia. And the industry with the largest increases in jobs was health care.
Job projections to 2018 estimate that the highest increase in jobs will be seen in health care, education and retail, followed by professional services and construction.
So industries that are linked to quality of life. Which is good and proves Australia deserves its "lucky country" brand.
However while education, health care, and construction are in demand, manufacturing, mining and agriculture do not show any growth. On the contrary, there are a number of manufacturing companies that are closing down.
During the financial crisis, the financial services sector is the one that suffered a lot with permanent roles made redundant and jobs moved overseas.
The explanation offered by the banks is that they needed to trim their costs to continue to stay profitable and avoid the fate of banks that went bust overseas.
Retail was also affected by the change in people's spending habits: saving more and buying less. However the hardest hit were brick and mortar stores, with more and more Australian embracing e-commerce.
Which means skilled IT professionals should still be in demand.
But retail is coming back to life and projected to get stronger with low interest rates and more spending power.
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