Labour Market Statistical Analysis, once the domain of Human Resource departments and recruitment organisations for the purpose of identifying, exploring and capturing talent, to structure remuneration (pay) and benefit frameworks to obtain and retain talent; to identify current and emerging labour market trends to navigate an organisation forward in an ever-changing workforce. Labour Market knowledge and the application of same was and still is an imperative functionality of the recruitment, selection and talent management process.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND
Thus, it is imperative that individuals particularly job seekers understand the fundamentals of labour markets in order to effectively identify and capture opportunities and negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment.
Whilst many may be aware of the current national unemployment rate, 5.4% (June 2018), and that currently more jobs are been created thus consistently decreasing the unemployment rate over a period of time. That is usually where the average individuals’ knowledge stops with respect to labour market knowledge.
AVAILABLE LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
Did you know that it is possible for the average individual to source and review a wealth of labour market statistics at the click of a mouse for example it is easy for you to:- Continue reading “Career Counselling – Understanding Labour Markets in the Job Search Process”
According to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) media release dated 19 April 2018, the national labour force participation rate is at an all time high of 65.7% which means that more individuals aged 15 to 64 years are working now more than ever before.
Whilst the above is good news for our economy there is also the flip side of employment and the world of work. That is, the need to address underemployment, retrenchments and terminations and the associated impact of same.
In the most recent ABS – Labour Market Statistics Report (July 2014) it was noted that 2 million individuals ceased their job in the 12 months to Feb 2013. Of those 2 million individuals, 19% or 381,000 were retrenched or made redundant.
Thus, over the course of your career life cycle it is inevitable that at some point in your career you will experience this transitional period. In fact, many clients have reported that they have experienced this period 2, 3, 4 or more times over the course of their career.
Thus, whilst you may perceive redundancy and/or termination to be taboo, embarrassing, humiliating or a hush hush topic in fact Continue reading “Career Counselling – Coping with Employment Termination and Redundancy”
Unless I have had the opportunity of meeting you in person or communicating with you via online discussion I do not know your individual story or where you are in your individual career life cycle however if your career story is anything like mine you have had some good, bad and down right ugly times in your life and career. There is no judgement, just a hypothesis based on ones’ personal experiences and those of clients one has helped over the years.
So often we get caught up in the shoulds of life and our careers, which basically translates into us placing expectations on ourselves, that we lose sight of are the bare basics; simply put that life and our careers come down to two fundamental aspects – experiences and relationships. Be it the relationship we have with ourselves and/or others or the experiences we crate or are presented to us in order to grow, develop and evolve as human beings.
Thus, when you look at the purpose of your career it really comes down to simply Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Careers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
Career Development is a large umbrella or net that draws together a myriad of Career Services occupations and brands them together in one category with the purposes of facilitating and empowering a client in the exploration, development and management of their career over the course of their career life cycle.
WHAT OCCUPATIONS FALL UNDER CAREER DEVELOPMENT ?
There are a multitude of Career Service occupations that fall under the Career Development banner including: –
- Career Advisor
- Career Coach
- Career Consultant
- Career Counsellor
- Career Development Expert
- Career Development Practitioner
- Career Guidance Officer
- Career Management Consultant
- Employment Counsellor
- Guidance Officer
- Job Developer
- Placement Co-ordinator
- Vocational Counsellor
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Work Experience Co-ordinator
As illustrated above, there are many occupations that fall under the umbrella of Career Development; which in ones’ opinion can potentially cause clients a great deal of stress trying to determine who is the appropriate service provider for me.
SOURCING CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
Continue reading “Career Development Professionals – Sorting the Chaff from the Wheat”
I remember back in the early 2000’s when I first started my practice (then called HR Aspects) and commenced market research to compare and contrast my expertise and experiences with competitors of the time; the internet was still in it’s infancy and very few organisations advertised on Google.
Fast forward 15+ years and there are hundreds and thousands of career providers spruiking their services on Google alone claiming to be a Career Counsellor, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer, Career Development Consultant, Specialist or Expert. Quite frankly, for the average individual looking for someone to help them with their career related queries or concerns it is very confusing – how can you possibly sort out what services you need and want if Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Is your Career Counsellor legitimate?”
One recently heard and read some interesting articles on the length of time it takes for various members of the Australian workforce to attain a new position. The broadcasts and articles stated that Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Why is it taking so long to find a job?”
In Blu Ripples previous Blog, Making the Dream Happen (Part 2), one encouraged you to define your rough idea into a SMART Goal both in the big picture and the first small step capacity.
Assuming you have undertaken the first step it is now the appropriate time to determine your path. Using the example outlined in Part 2, Oncologist, one perceives that you believe that there is only one way to achieve this outcome. Well I am here to tell you there is always more than one way it depends on how hard we look and investigate our options.
Did one get your attention? Yes there is always another way to achieve your dreams!
The first step in becoming an Oncologist is to attain your Bachelor of Medicine and then specialise – correct? Well not necessarily!
What if you don’t get into the Bachelor of Medicine – then what? What other options are open to you? Continue reading “Career Counselling: Making the Dream Happen (Part 3)”
A simple and resounding NO!
Now before many of you debate ones response stop for a minute or two and think about the word creativity and/or the word create. What does this conger up for you? Continue reading “Career Counselling: Creativity in the recruitment phase – Is there a place for it?”