How to find out what’s happening in your Industry.

Are you unsure of what is happening in your industry? Unsure of what to do to get into that job you want? Or what’s the next step??

Define and do your research, explore and ask! Take some time to list what information you are looking for and what you hope to gain from that information.

Researching examples

Step 1. I have experience in manufacturing, so what else can I do in the manufacturing industry?

Step 2. What do the job prospects look like for a particular role?

Step 3. That looks promising, so what skills do I need for this role?

Step 4. I do have those skills, so what qualifications or training do I need for this role?

Step 5. Okay, so where can I find an RTO that can provide this training?

Step 6. Make a positive plan that will make this possible!

Thank our lucky stars for the internet!!!! …. And of course your friendly informative staff at The Skills and Jobs Centres. There is a lot of information currently out there that can help you with some guidance around job prospects, job titles, weekly earnings, the latest statistics, skills and training, but it is just a matter of finding it.

Whether you are trying to find new career options, are already confident in your choice of career, have the experience and need information on how to expand on it I can recommend doing some research.

Contact or view industry body websites for a guide and information on occupations, industry size, and industry contacts. There is also migration information for workers in these industries.

Here is a list of the industries you can research:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Biotechnology
  • Building and Construction
  • Defence Supply
  • Education
  • Energy Extraction and Generation
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services and Funds Management
  • Allied Health
  • Nursing
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Small Business

Find more information at: http://joboutlook.gov.au or https://myfuture.edu.au.

Of course the staff here at The Skills and Job Centre are always happy to help you with industry advice and career advice!

Written by Shai, our King of Industry. For help with industry information, book an appointment with Shai or any of the Skills and Jobs Centre advisors. 

Picture credit: Geralt

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