Australian Jobs - 2019 Statistics

In the final part of our four part series on Australian job statistics we look at the top employer recruitment methods in the country. We also delve into some handy hints and tips that you can use with this information to help your search for a job. Finding a job can be difficult enough, especially when you don’t go about it the right way.

4. Finding A Job (4 of 4 in the Series)

The figures below show the top employer recruitment methods in Australia as of Dec 2018.


  • There are 2.1 million small businesses in Australia employing more than 4.7 million people.
  • While applying for a job, do not wait until applications close. Get your application in early (within a week of opportunities opening) as 22% of vacancies are filled within the first week.
  • 61% of Australians in the workforce have post-school qualifications. Have you considered further studies?
  • Most employers (more than 75%) require applicants to have workplace experience. You can get this by volunteering to do work experience with your desired employer. Alternately, you can apply for an internship with your preferred employer even while you are studying.


  • Take your time in writing a resume and have it proofread.
  • In your first resume you can include all the skills that you have demonstrated though the various activities you have done to date. For example, “I have organize the school Formal.” “I have initiated the Fundraising activity at…” “I have been captain of the basketball team.”
  • Who do you know? Your contacts and your family and friends are also valuable resources when you are looking for work opportunities or work experience.
  • Once you get an interview, don’t be late. Remember, first impressions count.

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