Future-proof your career

Future-proof your career

Finding out exactly what employers are looking for isn’t easy. Do you rely on what your social network tells you or what you read on industry websites and forums? Here’s a tip – hearing directly from the people hiring can help you future-proof your career.

What skills are Australian employers looking for?

LinkedIn recently analysed over a billion points of hiring and recruitment data to pinpoint exactly what employers are looking for, and what it takes to land a job. With over 100 million members in the Asia Pacific region and 450 members globally, they’re well placed to predict what skills will be in high demand. Covering both local and international job markets, they’ve narrowed it down to a subset of highly sought after skills, both desirable and scarce in professional candidates.

The list reveals several insights about the Australian job market. So we’ve zeroed-in on the most important trends for local job-seekers.

We live in a data-driven world

Employers increasingly need employees who can leverage big data for competitive advantage. Statistics and data wrangling skills are highly sought after across multiple industry sectors because we’re moving towards an increasingly automated world.

The rise of the technical marketer

Search engine marketing isn’t just about getting your website found – it’s about attracting customers using sophisticated digital marketing techniques to cut through the white noise. As such, the demand for SEO expertise is growing – almost as rapidly as Google’s search algorithm evolves.

Keen to learn more? Join us for a free presentation on The Future World of Work hosted by Gerard Mullins, Mullins Advisory: 530pm Friday 4 August at La Trobe City Campus.

Cybersecurity is on the upswing

As security breaches increase in frequency and organisations around the world wake up to the risks to reputation and data management, it’s incumbent upon employers to hire skilled professionals who can pro-actively prevent cyber attacks.

For a sneak peek into how cyber-attacks are planned and executed, join us for Inside the Mind of a Hacker hosted by Avi Lipa, Alata Group and Dr Paul Watters, Associate Professor in Cybersecurity: 430pm Friday 4 August, La Trobe City Campus.

Don’t forget about ‘soft skills’

Core technical competencies are important but if you want to stand out from the pack, be sure to work on relationship oriented skills that will enhance your leadership, collaborative, innovation and interpersonal abilities – such as empathy, problem-solving and creativity.

Come to Position Yourself For Success hosted by executive search consultant Chris Hughes and learn what skills and attributes will help you land your dream job: 445pm Friday 4 August, La Trobe City Campus.

Please join us for an exclusive networking event, Career Ready Happy Hour at La Trobe University’s city campus: Friday 4 August, 4pm-730pmLa Trobe University offers a range of postgraduate courses across business, health and law. Find out more.