The Most In-Demand Jobs and How To Land A New Role

The job market has been through big upheavals over the last few years, and that’s impacted which industries have the most demand for new workers. Huge pressure on the healthcare system, limiting migration and a growth in parcel delivery during COVID-19 are key factors shaping the most-needed roles in Australia right now. If the upheaval of COVID-19 has made you reassess your career, we’ve got some good news. Job ads are up, and some role types are attracting fewer applications, so now is a great time to let your skills shine through.

The Top 20 most needed roles include: 

  • Nursing (all roles)
  • Warehousing, Storage and Distribution
  • Aged and Disability Support
  • Automotive Trades
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Sales Representatives/ Consultants
  • Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation
  • Childcare and Outside School Hours Care
  • Chefs / Cooks
  • Retail Assistants
  • Developers / Programmers
  • Mining- Engineering and Maintenance
  • Labourers
  • Road Transport
  • Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
  • Dental
  • Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
  • Plant and Machinery Operators
  • Business / Systems Analysts
  • Mining- Operations

What does it mean for you?
These job market conditions have led to an increase in opportunities across a range of industries that are hiring right now. Relevant skills are highly prized in a market where job seekers are in short supply, so even if you don’t have industry-specific experience, you may still be considered a strong candidate for the job.

If you’re looking for your next role in one of these growth areas, there may be more opportunities coming your way. But you may still face strong competition, so how can you make your application stand out?

Our Top Tips Include:
Read over the job application: Employers typically receive hundreds of applications for a position. One of the most common methods they will use to narrow the applicant pool is to eliminate anyone who they think did not read the job description or requirements.

Use a professional name and email address:  Use your first and last name or a variant and use it for all your job applications. It is also a good idea to separate work communication from personal communication.

Tailor the cover letter to the job: Draw on the information in the job description and write a cover letter that frames you as the perfect candidate. Keep your sentences concise but impactful. Include as much relevant information as you can efficiently fit into a page’s worth of paragraphs.

Include keywords in your resume: Review the description and find words that look like they relate to traits, skills or experiences that the company is looking for. Use them skilfully throughout your resume and cover letter.

Proofread and edit: Misspellings and grammar errors show an employer you did not care enough to take the time to proofread or that you are not proficient with written communication.

Creating a resume that reflects your current role or a change in career direction can be challenging, but it is a specialty area of ours. We have had the pleasure of creating resumes for many clients and would be honoured to help you find your dream career in 2022, so feel free to get in touch today.

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