Report about Australian Job Market

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Length: 2,500

Task

This assignment is designed to further students understanding of the job market, volunteering and the current and future trends in recruitment and the tools available to find employment.

Part 1: Examine the job market (Australian job market)

This section examines the current job market

Step 1: Identify at least ten predicted career trends for the next five years (100 words for each career -> 500 words for this step)
Step 2: In general which careers are increasing? Decreasing? (100 words)
Step 3: Discuss the expected trends in this area and comment on what is driving those trends. (100 words)

Part 2: Examine a paid occupation (Australian job market)

Using your chosen career (Information Technology) and additional research answer these questions:

• Give a brief description of the types of jobs you could do within this career. (Give the references)
• What kind of activities and tasks are you likely to undertake?
• What training/education is required to apply for a career in this industry?
• What is the likely income for a graduate? How is this income likely rise with experience?
• How could the skills from this job lead you to other jobs or other careers? Please specify which jobs or careers you think these skills would be useful in.
• In your opinion, what does this industry bring to society? Support this view with evidence (references from articles).

• In your opinion, what does this industry bring to the economy? Support this view with evidence (references from articles)..

Part 3 – Examine an unpaid occupation (Australian job market)

This section examines volunteering work that might interest you in the current job market

Step 1: Choose a volunteer organisation and answer these questions:

• Give a brief description of the volunteer organisation and the job you would expect to do.
• What kind of activities and tasks are you likely to undertake in this job?
• Explain what in particular attracted you to this area of volunteering? (give the references)
• What training/education is required to volunteer in this occupation? (give the references)
• Is there potential to have a paid position in this area? Describe what that paid job might be. (give the references)
• How could the skills from this volunteering job lead you to other paid jobs or other paid careers? Please specify which jobs or careers you think these skills would be useful in. (give the references)

• In your opinion, what does your chosen volunteer organisation bring to society? Support this view with evidence (references).
• In your opinion, what does your chosen volunteer organisation bring to the economy? Support this view with evidence (references).

Part 4: Examine recruitment (Australian job market)

This section examines the current recruitment market.

Step 1: Identify the major recruitment competitors such as SEEK.COM, Adecco etc. Your answer must identify and profile AT LEAST ten competitors and cannot use LinkedIn
Step 2: Discuss the predicted trends for companies seeking to recruit new employees over the next five years
Step 3: Offer a strategy for gaining employment in the career identified in Part 2. You must include:

• Which companies would you target for employment? How would you chose these companies and what research should you do on the company before applying for a job?
• Give at least six ways you could seek employment with your chosen companies.
• What would be the best of these recruitment options for you and why?

Please follow this format

Executive Summary:

(Aims, method, findings – show real findings)

Table of Content (numbered)

  • Introduction
  • …………….
  • …………….
  • …………….
  • …………….
  • Conclusion

References

  • Introduction
  • Job Market
  • Recruitment (current market)

Background

Aims

Map of the report

2.1 Identify predicted career trends for the next five years ( you need more than 11

career trends)

2-3 references

2.2 Careers that are increasing

1 reference

2.3 Careers that are decreasing

1 reference

2.4 Overall, what are the expected trends (from 2.2 and 2.3)

2.5 What is driving those trends?

2 references

3.0 A paid occupation I am interested in (current job market)

Choose a career that your Bachelor of IT will allow you to do

• Give a brief description of the types of jobs you could do within this career.

1 reference

• What kind of activities and tasks are you likely to undertake?

1-2 references

• What training/education is required to apply for a career in this industry?

1 reference

• What is the likely income for a graduate? How is this income likely rise with experience?

1 reference

• How could the skills from this job lead you to other jobs or other careers? Please specify which jobs or careers you think these skills would be useful in.

1 reference

• In your opinion, what does this industry bring to society? Support this view with evidence.

1 reference

• In your opinion, what does this industry bring to the economy? Support this view with evidence.

  • reference

4.0 An unpaid occupation (Volunteer – Red Cross; Smith Family; Zoo; Wildlife Park; Oxfam; Greenpeace etc.

• Give a brief description of the volunteer organisation and the job you would expect to do.

1 reference

• What kind of activities and tasks are you likely to undertake in this job?
• Explain what in particular attracted you to this area of volunteering?
• What training/education is required to volunteer in this occupation?

1 reference

• Is there potential to have a paid position in this area? Describe what that paid job might be.

1 reference

• How could the skills from this volunteering job lead you to other paid jobs or other paid careers? Please specify which jobs or careers you think these skills would be useful in.

• In your opinion, what does your chosen volunteer organisation bring to society? Support this view with evidence.

1 reference

• In your opinion, what does your chosen volunteer organisation bring to the economy? Support this view with evidence.

1 reference

4.1 What are the major recruitment competitors such as SEEK.COM, Adecco etc.

you need to discuss more than 10 recruiters

  • Who are they?
  • What is their specialisation? i.e. which careers do they focus on?
  • Are they international or local?
  • How do they describe themselves? What do business insiders say about them?

11-12 references

4.2 Predicted trends for companies seeking to recruit new employees over the next five years (how will they do it?)

1-2 references

4.3 For your chosen career (from 2.0), develop a strategy for gaining employment

Which companies would you target for employment and why? Reference for the reason

How would you chose these companies Reference (i.e. what is the best way?)

What research should you do on the company before applying for a job?
In which way would you seek employment with your chosen companies (as many options as you can think of) References

Which one is the best of these recruitment options for you and why?

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