CQ Talent Insights™

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 May 2022

    Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Will standing up for CQ workers make them sit still? Snapshot Major shortages across the workforce in most sectors New Federal Government with a pledge to stand up for Casual Workers Vacancies are up again with 714 adverts posted on JobsInCQ.net.au in May, up by 6% from 672 in April Largest increase in CQ job ad views and applications include Hospitality and Construction sectors Does New ...

  • Job Interview Fundamentals

    Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard any candidate or job seeker telling me that they love attending interviews. While they can be daunting, just following some basic preparatory steps can help relieve the stress and ensure a really successful interview. It goes without saying, but first impressions count! Cover off the basics of dressing appropriately and presenting yourself in a clean and tidy ...

  • Monthly Market Review April 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Surging vacancies and acute skills shortages Snapshot Central Queensland labour market extremely tight at all levels COVID-19 still significantly impacting absenteeism Economy getting stronger but still challenges ahead for employers Unemployment rate reducing and number of vacancies ascending The national unemployment rate has fallen to a 47 year low of 3.9% and the volume of job ads is soaring ...

  • Which job offer should I accept?

    Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    In today’s job market it’s not unheard of to find yourself in the position of receiving multiple job offers. Whilst this is a great position to be in, the decision of choosing which offer to accept can be daunting. Simply going for the one with the highest pay, whilst tempting, shouldn’t be your only deciding factor. Before going into the nitty-gritty of making your decision and handling it in a ...

  • Monthly Market Review March 2022

    Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Renewable energy debate turning as hot as the CQ job market. Snapshot Debate increasing about the case for renewable energy transition The market for skilled candidates remains intense across CQ Federal Election looming with Central Queensland a key region Transition to renewable energy Over the course of April, two significant conferences are taking place, featuring supply-chain and work ...

  • Is Hybrid Working right for your business?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    It’s the latest buzz word in the employment market right now, but are hybrid work arrangements a good fit for your business? Since the start of the pandemic, many employees were provided with the necessary tools to do their work from home. As we return to a new normal, and the office, the desire to remain working from home, for at least some of the working week, is high on the list of ...

  • Monthly Market Review February 2022

    Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Jobs In CQ’s monthly job market review gives businesses, recruiters and the Central Queensland community, insights into what happened in the local CQ employment market last month – including sector labour market performance and talent insights. February 2022 Overview Volume of advertised vacancies increases but number of overall jobs decreases War in Ukraine impacting global financial markets ...

  • Tips to write a Compelling Job Ad

    Posted on Friday, February 18, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Increase your chances of attracting the skills you need, in the currently highly-competitive candidate market. It is important to keep in mind that a bad hire can hinder a business more than it can help it! The Central Queensland market for candidates is currently very busy and competitive, with an increasing number of businesses struggling to attract the skilled workers they need. In turn, job ...

  • Monthly Market Review January 2022

    Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Jobs In CQ’s new monthly job market review gives businesses, recruiters and the Central Queensland community, insights into what happened in the local CQ employment market last month – including sector labour market performance and talent insights. January 2022 Overview Vacancies increase across all sectors, although not by as much as anticipated – potentially stalled somewhat and impacted by the ...

  • Strategic alliance extends supply chain opportunities

    Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by EditorNo comments

    Great news for work and job opportunities in Central Queensland. Connecting Industry (a CQ based business) have entered a strategic alliance with Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL), as event partners. Click here to read the full story: Strategic alliance extends supply chain opportunities