Jobs booming in this sector

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It’s something we have been talking about for a long time now – a jobs boom. The number of jobs being created in this sector is just staggering.

Job board giant SEEK’s latest report is headlined “Job growth boosted by community services and healthcare”. Not sure about about the career potential within disability, community and aged care?  This report is just what you need to read.

The report classifies the roles in our sector under “Community Services and Development”; the Australian Government lumps them into a larger category called “Healthcare”.

“Healthcare” is Australia’s biggest employer with just under 1 in 6 of the workforce. Remarkably, as the report confirms, it’s also the second-fastest growing. That means in pure number terms, more jobs are being created in healthcare than in any other sector.

Just how many jobs are being created?

According to the report the number of job ads in the category has risen by 49% in the space of a year.  The “key occupation driving growth in Community Services is Aged and Disability Support”.

The Productivity Commission forecasts that Australia may need almost one million aged care workers by 2050 if it is to meet the anticipated demand from ageing baby boomers.

And disability jobs are being boosted by the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Economists at Goldman Sachs estimate that around 50,000 jobs were created as a result of the NDIS in 2017, and another 100,000 may be expected by 2020.

As we said, these are staggering numbers. No other industry offers this kind of opportunity.

If Batman was looking for support work…

As far we are aware, Batman has no history of working in the Australian care sector.  But should he ever grow out of wearing tights, he like anybody else will need a second career.  And he could do worse than consider a people-friendly industry that is expanding rapidly.  How could he make the leap?

We would of course suggest he started by completing his profile in carecareers People Search.  Let’s use his example to help you improve your chances of success when you complete yours.  Employers use People Search to find staff, so what gets their interest?

Batman's People Search profile
No photo?  Rookie error, Caped Crusader!  You don’t have to include a photo on your résumé but where there’s a dedicated space like this, never leave it blank.  See how it just leaves you guessing?  That’s how it feels to an employer too.

The short description is much better.  Despite being new to the sector, Batman has summarised personal qualities that will prove useful in it.  Good thinking, Batman!

Batman can expand on that information and engage employers’ interest in the long description. He just needs to think about what might be required and then make connections with his own experience and qualifications.  Employers won’t expect him to be fully qualified – many jobseekers in this sector are not.  But Hiring Managers do recognise and warm to people who have really thought about the work.

Holey Profile, Batman!

The same logic applies to the “Education” and “Employment” fields.  Don’t leave holes in them.  If you don’t think a particular bit of your history is relevant, just keep the description brief.

Maybe it has been a while since ninja school, but the information still helps paint a picture. And while responding to the Gotham Police Department’s calls for help might be classified as intermittent casual work, it’s an important part of life experience.   Include it Batman!  And use the Tags section for your employer-friendly assets like ‘First Aid Certificate’, ‘Computer Skills’, ‘Own Car’ (or Batmobile).

Now chances are you have leapt off fewer tall buildings than the Dark Knight.  But that doesn’t necessarily make your story any less interesting than Batman’s.  People Search gives you a chance to tell your story, so make the most of it. If you take the time to put your profile together, you will greatly increase your chances of an employer contacting you. What are you waiting for? Start here

Need help with your People Search profile? Contact the Careers Centre on info@carecareers.com.au or Batphone: 1300 637 637

Introducing the NEW carecareers App

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carecareers has just launched an exciting new app. Its aim is to make your life easier. Now you can find and easily apply for the latest and best roles – wherever you are. The app has all the features of the website but in a hassle-free format, so now you can access the care sector’s job market on the go.

 

Easily apply for jobs from your mobile phone

Simplify your life by pressing the download button at the bottom of this page!

With the carecareers app you can:

Search
• Browse jobs from the care sector’s best employers.
• Save your searches and save time.
• Set up job alerts – never miss out on the best jobs.

Apply
• Easily upload your résumé and cover letter.
• Make a job application in minutes – never miss a deadline!
• Keep all your information in one handy place.

Get found
• Complete your profile so that employers can find you.

 

And of course it’s completely FREE!   Download it here:

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