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How is the Perth WA job market 2019?

Watch the video to find out the current state & future trends of the Perth job market


Understanding the Australian job market in general, and Perth in particular is not always easy.

In this video 11 Recruitment Managing Director - Christian Madsen, explains what's going on.

Christian analyses the current trends across various industries. Taking into account seasonality and the overall economic picture. Taking it further to explain what to expect in the coming months. He breaks down the data and looks beyond the numbers to give you actionable insights, not available elsewhere on the internet.

This is essential viewing whether you are an employer or candidate, currently going through the recruitment process.

We are always interested in your feedback, so please feel free to comment below.



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  • Peter Banovich says:

    Interesting analysis Christian, thanks.

    • Good to hear Peter – Let me know if there are any SEEK categories you would like to explore more for you.

  • richard says:

    Hi Christian, great work on the numbers, I love numbers! I’m just interested to understand if you are able to involve any LinkedIn stats in this mix. I believe a lot of people are moving from Seek to LinkedIn for their hiring and job search needs in the professional sector. That dynamic is the biggest question I have over the numbers. Perhaps it makes the increase in job ads on Seek all the more impressive. Thanks in advance. Richard

  • Charles says:

    Good research Christian, thanks for sharing!

  • Shaun says:

    Great insights Christian. Some promising developments ahead for 2019 it appears in WA.

  • John Salat says:

    Hi Christian,
    Very interesting numbers. I am following both seek and also Linkedin.

    • God to hear John you found the numbers interesting. I will keep you posted next time I update the video.

  • Thanks for the statistics in WA Christian,the question is,what is the solution?

    • One solution for the job hunters is to sharpen up their CV hunting skills including their CV and Cover Letter. As an example, 90% of the job applications I see are poor in presentation and job match. They are not even in the running for the job. Hence, I just launched a CV writing service to assist applicants getting closer to a job interview.

  • Francis says:

    Thanks for the market analysis Christian. I’m suspecting more blood on the streets as the Banking RC recommendations unfold. I was in that industry for many years and feel for my friends & ex-colleagues who are facing an uncertain future.

  • Wini says:

    Wow.. Christian .. great analysis.. Request you to please do the same for Melbourne. I am new to Australia. Currently in Perth, but looking out for jobs both in Melbourne /Perth

  • Christian Rasmussen says:

    Thanks Christian, some good insights into the current WA job market.

  • Francis says:

    Thanks for the update Christian. Always very informative, though not good news for WA this time. Would you be able to do another analysis of the eastern states?

  • Indra says:

    I’ve been looking job for 3 months and haven’t got any, this is the job market in WA Perth.

    • Sorry to hear Indra you have been looking for this long. If you have done it already I suggest you download some of our free e-books on how to write “Great Cover Letters” and “7 top CV improvements”. Hope they will assist you a little.

  • Gilani says:

    Thank you Christian. It’s very interesting information. I was just searching for this information today! By the way, do you have any survey for the other states as well? How about Linkedin figures? Kind regards, Gilani

    • Hi Gilani, Glad to hear you found it interesting. If you tell me exactly what type of sections on SEEK you are interested in then I will try to include them in the next update.

  • Richard says:

    Christian, brilliant work & appreciate your sincere views & stats on industries in WA, I would say that we are on an upwards trend with some bearish in betweens but overall there is some growth in WA.

    • Glad to hear you liked it Richard. Yes, the market is positive. We have more vacant jobs than we have had in the past 5 years.

  • Great analysis of job market in WA,we hope for better numbers with the expectation on new mining development planned for next year. Thanks for sharing Christian!

  • Alexander says:

    All I have seen and heard on the news about massive lay offs in all secures of all busineses

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