The Increasing Unemployment Rate in Australia and How You Can Still Succeed

The Increasing Unemployment Rate in Australia and How You Can Still Succeed

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Why does Australia’s latest unemployment rates spark controversy, putting fear into the hearts of workers and why do they matter?

 

It was in March, just five months ago, that Australia’s jobless rate sat at a 30-month low. Australia’s unemployment rate rose to 5.8% in June of 2016 from 5.7% in the previous three months. Whilst this might seem bearable, September 2016 is forecast to demonstrate a year-high unemployment rate of 6%, which is only expected to gradually increase.

 

As of mid-2016, over 1.3 million Australians were declared unemployed. Every month of 2016 has incurred a 0.1% increase in the unemployment rate. Sure, but what does a minute percentage of 0.1% mean exactly? An additional 11,800 persons declared unemployed every month. It is undeniable that Australia’s steadily increasing unemployment rates are an issue that you should care about. Even if you may think it doesn’t affect you.

 

Although it is easy to overlook unemployment rates due to a marginal increase in the short-term, the bigger picture tells a different story. At the current rate, a fifth of all Australians may be unemployed within 10 years. In today’s dynamic, high-paced contemporary business world, individuals needn’t carry the burden of any more uncertainty. And even more so if you are looking to make a career change, or simply change workplaces.

 

Finding a job to rise out of unemployment, or to simply transitioning between workplaces is an increasingly problematic issue. A competitive job market, in conjunction with the onerous task of finding relevant work and fulfilling extensive criteria, contribute to the difficulty in finding a job. With so many people striving for the same job, how can you stand out? Interview after interview, more often than not, it comes down to a strong job application. As such, a contemporary, professionally constructed resume and cover letter has become critical for employment success.

 

Is your cover letter composed correctly?

 

Will your resume pass the 10-second test?

 

When’s the last time you had your resume professionally reviewed for its adequacy? How do you know if your resume is costing you? Don’t contribute to the 0.1%. Contact BC Resumes for a free resume review, and you’ll be one step closer to strengthening your job application.

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Gio

Gio is a senior writer at BC Resumes. Gio speciailises in paying meticulous attention to detail in all tasks. Gio's work always reflects his extensive knowledge of the Australian employment landscape - and what recruiters want to see. For more resume writing and career tips follow us on Facebook & Twitter below.

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