"How To Target Top Jobs"

        These are roles people want the most, writes Melanie Burgess.

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LOGISTICS, retail, administration and hospitality jobs are among the most popular in Australia. SEEK data reveals roles advertised in these industries attract the most applications, with jobs for pickers and packers in the manufacturing, transport and logistics industry topping the national list.


Picker and packer jobs are also the second most applied for in South Australia, behind retail assistants.


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The SEEK data reveals Australian roles for pickers and packers attracted 14 per cent more applications in 2018 than the year before and had an average annual advertised salary of $48,498.


Other highly popular jobs are receptionist, waiter, kitchen and sandwich hand, data entry and word processing worker, houseworker, administrative assistant, call centre customer service worker, bar and beverage staff, assistant accountant, front office and guest services worker, warehousing, storage and distribution worker, airline worker, cleaner, medical administrator, customerfacing service worker, client and sales administrator, and environmental services worker in the healthcare and medical industry – in that order.


Adecco Group chief executive Rafael Moyano says most of these popular jobs are accessible across all levels of skill, education and training.

“(It) opens them up to a wider section of the job market, and many of the roles are particularly attractive because they allow people to train while earning on the job,” he says.


Jobseekers also must ensure they are not screened out by automated recruitment software, which is commonly used for high volumes of applications.


Sarina Russo Job Access chief executive Dianne Fletcher recommends paying attention to the keywords used in the job ad.

“You need to identify these clues and describe your expertise and skills using this language,” she says.

Fletcher also stresses the need to proof read all documents before sending them off and reading all instructions regarding the application process.


Author: Melanie Burgess


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