Blog

Tim O'Brien, our Director and Business Talent Scout, brings you regular insights into regional jobs, skills and talent acquisition.

Here we also share relevant news and info affecting jobs and the local economy.   

  • Monthly Market Review October 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by AuthorNo comments

    The impact of seasonal trends across industries Snapshot Increase in unskilled worker pool Curiosity does not get the better of candidates Contentment in the lead up to the summer holiday season Skills shortages The National Skills Commission released it’s 2022 Skills Priority List, an annual report that highlights occupations that are in shortage and also predicts future demand. The list shows ...

  • Discrimination and diversity in the workplace

    Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Discrimination in recruitment and selection is an interesting topic. It goes without saying, that it is illegal to discriminate. However, it can be hard to accept that the hiring manager’s ultimate selection of one candidate over others can be entirely free of irrational judgements based on their personal beliefs, perceptions and assumptions How confident are you that your hiring process is a ...

  • Thank you for supporting Jobs In Central Queensland!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by AuthorNo comments

    It’s been a few days now, since the Jobs in Central Queensland team were named as winners of the Professional Services category, in the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)'s Best in Business Awards ceremony on Saturday night. To say our team is delighted, would be an understatement! Our fellow nominees, finalists and winners, were all strong and worthy contenders. It was our ...

  • Monthly Market Review September 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Lifestyle & Wellbeing on the agenda for Canberra and our local workforce Snapshot Demand for qualified and experienced tradespeople remains extremely high Lifestyle factors featuring strongly in determining the offers candidates accept Inflation, interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis dominate the economic climate Less job ads posted but demand for trades very strong The Jobs In Central ...

  • Quiet quitting and quiet firing – a new truce in the workplace?

    Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    In July this year, a video on Tik Tok went viral, that popularised the term ‘quiet quitting’. Now with over 3.5 million views, @zkchillin explains in his video, ‘You’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond. You're still performing your duties, but you're no longer subscribing to the hustle-culture mentality that work has to be your life; the ...

  • Monthly Market Review August 2022

    Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    High hopes from National Summit but recruitment difficulties in CQ continue Snapshot Job vacancies out-strip workforce supply Current demand for regional workers far exceeds mining boom of ten years ago Jobs and Skills Summit generates positive vibes for successful outcomes Queensland records lowest ever unemployment rate The Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows that Queensland ...

  • Why should you develop your personal brand, even in a candidate-driven job market?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    When asked to think about branding, most of us never consider developing our own personal brand. It’s likely that consumer or celebrity branding come to your mind, and let’s face it, you’re not a highly successful social media influencer, so this concept just doesn’t apply to you, right? Wrong! In this digital age, you’ll likely be signed up to at least one social media platform. Without even ...

  • Explore "Even Better Living" for you and your family

    Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2022 by AuthorNo comments

    You may already have heard there are abundant work opportunities in Central Queensland … but as Gorden Tallis illustrates, you may not yet realise just how amazing and affordable the lifestyle is! Want to explore an "Even Better Living" for yourself and your family? Register with JobsInCQ.net.au and Upload Your Resume Today ☀️😊 Below is a short video we've created to give you a glimpse of even ...

  • Monthly Market Review July 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    CQ Business is adapting and doing what it takes Snapshot National unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in July 2022 (Australian Bureau of Statistics) QLD Government Grants available to help boost small business Hydrogen workforce roadmap released Adapting in a candidate-short jobs market The skills shortage in the region continues, as indeed it does nationally and internationally. In line with these ...

  • Validating your recruitment decisions

    Posted on Monday, August 8, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    The face of advertising and recruiting is rapidly changing. With the current jobs market scarce on candidates, it can be compelling to simply hire to plug a gap. However, hiring when you’re desperate is a tricky predicament; remember it’s a long and complicated process manage the situation if someone turns out to not quite fit the role! If you find yourself in the dilemma of hiring on the basis ...