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Australia’s job market – what does it REALLY look like?

The bad news: overall job advertisements took a slight beating last month in Australia. The GOOD news, we’ve got you covered! We’re here to preach the truth about Australia’s job market and don’t worry, it’s not all bad news (re-read second sentence).  

ANZ1 provide monthly survey updates of the fundamentals on job advertisements in Australia, the sexy statistics if you will. The most recent survey results for April show a slight slump in job advertisements compared to March – a fall of 0.8% to 153,873. However, don’t let this deflate you as it is still higher than in April 2015. Online job ads took a bit of beating, a 0.7% slide to 151,481, but it was newspapers who suffered the brunt of the blow with a whopping 6.2% fewer job advertisements compared to the previous month.

Logically speaking, fewer job ads mean more applicants and tougher competition per job role. This is why it is more necessary now than ever to stand out from the crowd, and beat the others to the post. Your dream job is attainable, it’s waiting for you.

How can my job application stand out from the competition?

Lights, camera, action! Marry the technical with the creative and build your very own quick, original (and surprisingly fun-to-make) video resume. This could be the difference between your application standing out from the saturated Australian job market, and getting tossed in the trash.

Time and time again we see how effective video resumes are in the picking process. Video resumes are an efficient recruitment strategy for time-strapped employers, and pull you that little bit closer to that job role.    

Don’t get lost in the crowd with an average paper profile. Ready…lights, camera, action!

1 ANZ job advertisements for April 2016 http://www.media.anz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=248677&p=irol-jobad&nyo=0

 

By Heather Doherty

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