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Employers' Recruitment Insights

For most people, recruitment is the pathway to employment.

The Department of Employment’s Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences provides insights into recruitment. Each year, more than 10,000 employers provide information about their local jobs market, including competition for vacancies. The survey results identify what employers are looking for in applicants and how job seekers can better connect with employment opportunities.

Employer survey results and analysis are available for selected areas across Australia and findings about the recruitment process are provided in the links below.

Posters and Postcards

The Department produces a range of posters and postcards targeted at job seekers. These resources aim to assist job seekers improve their chances of getting a job.

Printed copies of the posters (A3) and/or postcards are free of charge and are available as two different set types:

1. Job Seeker set - The seven posters OR postcards listed above.

2. Youth set - The same posters OR postcards listed above, excluding only the mature age product. Six items in total.

To see copies of the posters and postcards, or to place an order, please click the link below:

Posters and postcards: Employer advice for job seekers


Improving Your Odds in the Jobs Market (PDF) (2.2MB) Making Informed Career Choices for Secondary School Students (PDF) (2.2MB) Preparing for the Jobs Market for University Students (PDF) (2.2MB) Preparing VET Students for the Jobs Market (PDF) (1.8MB)

Advice for job seekers

Job Search Advice for Workers Facing Retrenchment (PDF) (335.8KB) Looking for a Job – Employer Advice for Young People (PDF) (164.1KB)

Summary Papers

Targeting the Right Employability Skills for Entry-Level Jobs (PDF) (428.2KB) Improving the Employment Prospects of Mature Age Job Seekers (PDF) (331.8KB) Improving the Employment Prospects of Young Australians (PDF) (418.1KB) Improving Employment Prospects for Indigenous Australians (PDF) (344.0KB) Reasons Employers Hire an Apprentice or Trainee (PDF) (468.4KB) Employer Feedback on Lower Skilled Recruitment (PDF) (313.5KB) Demand for Labour in Northern Australia (PDF) (769.2KB) Mental Health Factsheet for jobactive Providers (PDF) (119.1KB)

If you have any questions please contact the Employment Pathways Analysis section on 1800 059 439 or email recruitmentsurveys@employment.gov.au

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.