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Future proof your career in the digital age

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Australia’s digital economy is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report from Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society. Digital technologies are forecast to contribute $139 billion in 2020, up 76% from 2014. New waves of technological developments and the jobs this creates (ICT will account for 75% of total jobs growth), bolstered by a Government with a clear innovation agenda, has brought about an extraordinary opportunity for technology professionals.

Now is the time to consider your options and be proactive in managing your career. Where do you want to be in five years and how are you going to get there? Consider the jobs that are available now, as well the types of technology roles that will become critical in the future.

While demand is high, more and more people are recognising the opportunity and steering their career towards technology. It remains absolutely critical to stay at the top of your game, after all, the best people still get the best jobs. Consider that your recruiter may be key to achieving your dream role.

A recruiter works closely with both contractors and clients and are in a unique position to know what is happening in the market right now and where future opportunities lie. Rather than a one off transactional relationship, a recruiter can be an invaluable source of insight and intelligence. Here at the Finite Group, we encourage you to develop and leverage this relationship so that you can tap into their extensive knowledge on:

  • Emerging technology, trends and future job prospects
  • Skills and educational requirements – what will keep you ahead of your competitors?
  • Market remuneration trends
  • Talent benchmarking – how are you performing in relation to your peers?
  • Employer performance and employee experience – who are the best employers to work for?

Recruiters can also support you through the interview process, increasing your chance of getting that dream job.

Recruiters are more than happy to help. Employers have an expectation that new staff will be reliable, trustworthy, loyal, well presented, deliver on deadlines and have great communication skills, as do recruiters. Displaying these characteristics and being open and transparent in your communications will cement this relationship, build your knowledge and future proof your technology career.

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