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Accounting jobs remain strong moving into 2022, and the trend should continue beyond next year. Employers of all types are looking for accounting professionals who can help manage bottom lines, ensure regulatory and tax compliance, and handle day-to-day tasks like paying invoices on time.
banking and finance
Digital advancements and brand reputation are two of the main drivers increasing the demand for talent by organisations in the banking and finance sector in 2022
A mixture of strong technical and soft skills across risk, compliance and customer service will allow job seekers to stand out in the recruitment process.
Even before the pandemic, STEM shortages made it difficult for employers in engineering sectors to find talent that matched their needs, and that trend is set to continue. As a result, employers are investing in initiatives to upscale workers, hire qualified immigrants and connect with talent outside of their own corner of Australia.
Customer support jobs remain strong after a period of post-lockdown recoveries. Many businesses are tracking lessons learned from the pandemic and making plans to reduce losses and disruption should another widespread event occur. To that end, qualified customer service reps may find remote work is more open to them in 2022 than it ever was before COVID-19.
what workforce trends can we expect from 2022?
Educators across the sector have been impacted by the lockdowns caused by COVID-19, it's been a difficult few years. Now with lockdowns, a thing of the past, schools, pre-schools and daycares are open once more. This has caused a sharp uptick in demand for a number of roles in early education, OSHC and in schools.
Those with experience can quickly find new positions and even those coming into the sector can find training pathways that can help quickly develop careers in education.
government and public sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil. State governments, which are responsible for administering healthcare and education, are working around the clock to ensure Australians have access to essential services.
Public service workers are needed in areas such as benefits administration, social services, public health, education, and IT development, to maintain access to critical services and connect Australians with the support they need during this difficult time.
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No sector was impacted more by COVID-19 than healthcare. Shortages are driving hiring frenzies at all levels of medical organisations, including clinical and support staff. After another difficult year with COVID, there is also a lot of pressure on employers to retain their nursing and lab technicians with many planning to exit the sector due to burnout.
Employers striving to maintain quality patient care are raising salaries and even offering bonuses for qualified candidates.
With so much change in workforces, it's not surprising that human resource manager jobs are trending for 2022. In fact, you can expect to see a rise in human resource jobs in general as companies work to scale up during growth periods, upskill workers, and implement new policies in remote and hybrid environments.
Supply-chain struggles across all sectors have put pressure on logistics employers, who are likely to hire throughout 2022 as consumer demand continues to ramp. Those with certifications or experience operating forklifts and other transportation machinery will be in demand, and the same is true for project managers and others adept at continuous process improvement.
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what does Net Zero mean for jobseekers?
The accelerating recruitment drive opens up opportunities for candidates looking for fresh challenges and new ways to apply their existing skills while making a difference in the world.
How will demand jobs change and what opportunities does this open up?
the five super skills that can land you your dream job
In a world that’s changing before our eyes as a result of digital transformation, innately human capabilities such as adaptability and problem-solving are more prized by employers than ever.
So, what are the top five ‘super skills’ that can help you stand out as a candidate in 2022?
Industrial and skilled trades jobs in manufacturing continue to trend, and while employers often want to hire those with certifications or trade school backgrounds, manufacturing positions may include opportunities for entry-level candidates.
Increasing consumer appetites for goods have driven demand in this sector, and manufacturers across the country are struggling to fill roles of all types. Candidates that are willing to develop new skills may be able to impress interviewing managers and gain a position where on-the-job training is an option.
Information technology jobs remain in demand as businesses across all sectors turn to tech to support growth. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed this sector to the forefront of employer thinking as companies were forced to respond to lockdowns by applying creative, tech-based solutions to make remote work and other new processes work.
Even smaller businesses, which might not hire in-house tech departments, often rely heavily on technical solutions from vendors, contracted tech professionals or partners. Ongoing reliance on remote work means these demands aren't going away soon.
is hybrid working a boon or bad news for jobseekers?
COVID-19 has changed the world of work forever by accelerating the shift to hybrid working – part of the time in the office, part of the time working remotely from home and maybe other times on the move.