It's the million dollar question everyone wants to know: where are the jobs?
Luckily, Australian Jobs can help you find the answer. Australian Jobs is a useful resource put together to help people of all ages and backgrounds get back into work and better understand the world of work.
You can take a look at a snapshot of industries in Australia, and sort by location, industry, specific occupation, qualification and even future job outlook.
So here's the general overview. There are around 11.9 million people working in Australia. More than two thirds work full-time and 46% of workers are female. Around 39% of workers are aged 45 years and over and 16% are young (15 to 24 years). Here's what else the site tells us...
Wondering where the money will be made in a few years? There are plenty of handy graphs and stats that show which jobs will be in high demand over the next five years (and the industries that will be slowing down). This way you can see where the work is going and get the right experience and skills you need to succeed.
Over the past five years, here are the jobs that recorded the largest number of new hires:
- General Clerks (up by 56,000)
- Registered Nurses (48,200)
- General Sales Assistants
- Child Carers (43,500)
- Electricians (25,400).
Expected boom areas: Health Care and Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and Education and Training.
Opportunities for young job seekers
If you are a young job seeker you will know how tricky finding work can be. Australian Jobs shows that most younger workers are in retail, accommodation and food services, and construction, so these areas are a good place to look.
Don’t stress if you haven’t got a degree
It’s okay if you don’t have a diploma in rocket science (because, let's face it, not many of us do). The website’s data shows many employers are looking for people of all working backgrounds and experiences, including those who haven’t continued study after school. There are millions of jobs out there for workers of all walks of life, who with the right attitude can go on to have long, rewarding careers.
Remember the basics: bring a positive attitude, willingness to learn and passion for the job, and you will be on your way to getting your foot in the door.
More useful links
Australian Jobs has links to more useful websites that can help you to boost your skills and training as well as how-to videos and general careers advice.
For more information, check out the Australian Jobs website.