On Friday 29th May Therese Ravell, Director of Impact HR, the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) and Victoria University came together for a joint event attended by approximately 50 students ‘Set Yourself Up for Career Success’. We were impressed with how many participants have adapted to this ‘new’ virtual world and that the sense of community is so strong. Nice to see that although we may be isolated, there are ways of staying connected. Students praised the virtual event saying, “I just wanted to say thank you for the great chat from earlier. I actually messaged my old careers mentor after the chat, asking to pick his brain on job hunting in the upcoming months, owing to the advice given in the online event.”
One of Australia’s most popular jobs websites, SEEK, has recently confirmed that the Australian employment market ended 2017 on a high with new online job ads up 15% year on year. According to the Australian Department of Employment, New South Wales has been the largest employing state of Australia during 2017, employing over 3.8 million workers.