I have written a couple of posts about finding a job in Australia versus the UK, I gave them some great titles as well:
But of course, finding a job in any country in terms of how easy or hard it might be is an ever moving target. When I arrived in Australia back in 2007, and in particular in Queensland, it seemed that everybody had work, often more than they could handle.
Today’s Australian job market though is very different. Just yesterday Qantas announced plans to axe 5000 jobs and they are not the only company looking to cut costs here at the moment.
The above two posts I’ve mentioned are from 2010 and 2012, so I’m due an update, but for now I have two very recently released videos about jobs in Australia.
First, here’s Ricardo Goncalves, presenter and business journalist for World News Australia on SBS. He is pondering the question of whether the Australian job market has fallen into a hole. He also talks to Lynne Roeder, Regional Director of Hays recruitment and discusses the top five jobs for 2014…
Meanwhile, over on 7 News, they say there is a glimmer of hope and suggest there are more than 15,000 jobs currently on offer at some of Australia’s biggest companies. You can read the full article here…
- Revealed: Where to find Australian jobs
Whatever you do though, if you’re planning on moving to Australia, do thoroughly investigate the job market specifically for what it is that you do. Now is not the time to simply arrive and then start looking for work.
To help you do that, visit this page where you will find links to Australia’s top three online employment agencies:
Your work may well be on one of the skills shortages lists, but they are not always as up-to-date as they should be and just because what you do is on it doesn’t guarantee that you will walk into a job when you get here.