Whilst technical skills will be needed for years to come in every industry, now is a great time for job seekers to broaden the skills they need to become more marketable.

Employers are hiring and several surveys indicate companies will pick up the pace in 2017. Companies are competing for talented staff, and some wages may rise in line with a predicated average Australian salary rise of 3% this year[1]. Concerns about retention and employee engagement have reduced cost-cutting in some organisations, and many employers are using bonuses and 6 monthly salary increases as well as training and development to reward and retain high performers.

Employment within the IT sector is also predicted to boom on the back of surging demand for digital security, counter-threat technologies and the NBN rollout.

Such hiring growth is good news for job seekers, and with some simple steps you can uncover new opportunities and position yourself well to land your dream role.

How To Prepare For New Job Opportunities

Update your online profile
  1. Make sure that your CV is concise, up-to-date and professional. When you submit job applications, tailor your CV each time to show why you’d be a good fit for the role.
  2. Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors and that your most important experience and qualifications stand out. See our tips for a successful resume.
  3. Optimise your LinkedIn profile, as well as any personal websites you use to market yourself. Learn more about managing your personal brand.