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Australia’s fastest growing jobs of 2017

Australia’s fastest growing jobs of 2017

As 2017 closes in, we thought it was the perfect time to take a look back at all of the jobs published over the past year to uncover Australia’s fastest growing industries.

Taking out the top spot for the fastest growing industry was Mining, Resources & Energy with 54% more jobs being advertised this year compared to last year. Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director for SEEK Australia & New Zealand, said it’s exciting to see the Mining, Resources & Energy industry topping the list this year.  

“The pick-up of production activities by mining companies, especially in Western Australia [WA], after cutbacks over the past few years, is driving job ad growth on SEEK across the Mining, Resources & Energy industry,” said Ilczynski.

With a 40% increase since the same time last year, the Consulting & Strategy sector takes out the number two position for the fastest growing industry followed by Trades & Services at 27%. 

Overall, 2017 was a good year to be in the market for a role with more job opportunities being advertised this year compared to last year in 28 of the 29 industries.

With such steady growth in jobs across almost all Australian industries and no signs of that growth slowing down, the December downtime might just be the perfect opportunity to get your resume in order. Check out our 12 bite-sized tasks to boost your career advice to help get you ready for success in 2018.