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The Jobs Hub
provides an up to date list of some of the businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, how to contact them if you are looking for work, as well as the latest information on jobs by location.
Finding Work in the Australian Jobs Market
While the jobs market will be more competitive in coming months, there are things you can do to improve your chances of finding work:
• stay updated on jobs and sectors in demand
• know where to find job opportunities
• understand your transferrable skills
• be ready to apply online.
For more advice on getting a job:
Finding Work in the Australian Jobs Market (PDF) (824.5KB)
The Jobs in Demand Right Now
The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI)
data for March 2020 show there is ongoing demand for business and logistics professionals, such as ICT Professionals (8800 job ads posted in March, in seasonally adjusted terms), General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, and Receptionists (8300), Business, Finance and Human Resource Professionals (6600) and Corporate Managers (6200). There has been also been demand for Medical Practitioners and Nurses (6200), Carers and Aides (5200) and Sales Assistants and Salespersons (5200).
A data visualisation is available on the LMIP Tableau Public channel showing the detailed IVI occupations with the most job advertisements for each state/territory.
Tableau Data Visualisation
Occupations in demand will change during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the department will continue to monitor the situation closely and publish insights to support your job search and labour market analysis.
Understanding your Skills as the Jobs in Demand Change
on the Job Outlook website to help you identify the skills you have built in past jobs and how you can use these skills in areas that might be in demand, even when looking in a different industry.
The ‘Hospitality Workers: Understanding your skills as the jobs in demand change’ factsheet highlights where your skills can help an employer and shows that hospitality workers often have the skills needed for in demand jobs such as Checkout operators and shelf fillers, Carers, support workers and orderlies, Call or contact centre operators and Couriers and truck drivers, as well as other jobs.
Hospitality Workers Factsheet (PDF) (293.1KB)
Additional information about Skills Match can be found here:
How to identify your skills and transition to jobs in demand
New tool to help workers pave the way to their next career move
The Job Outlook Career Quiz and how to Explore Careers that Interest You
The Lesson Plan for the Job Outlook Career Quiz helps you understand your work preferences and explore career options that suit what you like to do. The Career Quiz is quick and easy to complete and can show you a range of careers you may not have previously considered, but will likely interest you. This is a free resource that can support you or the people you work with, including students, at any age or stage of your working life.
The Lesson Plan shows you how to make the most of the useful career information on Job Outlook, where you can discover more than 1000 occupations, including their job tasks, required skills, pathways into or between jobs, future prospects, and pay.
Career Quiz and Exploring Work that Interests You (PDF) (1.2MB)