What jobs are available?
Information about jobs that are currently available can be found in a number of resources and in various formats from a wide range of media. Selection of appropriate data from a reliable and current source is critical.
- Up-to-date regional labour market information can be found at http://www.myfuture.edu.au.
- DEWR publish annually the latest trends in employment across Australia and a complete analysis by region, industry and vocation, and may be seen at http://www.workplace.gov.au - look in the 'Category' section under research and statistics for labour market analysis details.
- Most people involved within the employment field would frequently read the employment sections of metropolitan and local newspapers and log onto http://www.jobsearch.gov.au. Both of these resources would give a current and immediate insight into the local labour market and a feel for the types of jobs currently in demand.
Books, unless they are recently released, will reflect the situation at the time of writing, not necessarily the current situation.
If it is to be of any use to you and your job seekers, the information must be:
- current, eg what was the case in 2004 is now only of historic interest
- locally relevant, eg data from the ACT may not be relevant outside the ACT
- relevant to the needs of your job seekers, eg how much a CEO of a large bank receives in remuneration is irrelevant to a job seeker seeking an entry level banking job
- information that leads to a current practical employment placement rather than a mere forecast of what may eventuate in the distant future.
Information about skills and/or qualifications needed for different jobs can be found by searching the job guide at http://jobguide.dest.gov.au.