163. How to job search in 2023: An expert's view on the job market and recruitment trends with Geoff SladeDec 05, 2022
In this episode, recorded live on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook, Geoff Slade and I discuss the year that was, analyzing the major job market trends that have been a Hallmark of 2022 post-pandemic. We also look at the year ahead; specifically, the in-demand skills and job market opportunities we believe can support professionals plan for a successful job-search strategy.
Geoff Slade has worked at the forefront of the recruitment industry for over 50 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Slade Group, TRANSEARCH International Australia, Yellow Folder Research, and Skillstream Australia.
During the live recording of this episode, we had over 50 participants listening as we recorded, sending us comments and feedback. I hope you enjoy this chat with Geoff and that it helps you plan ahead for a successful job hunt in the months ahead.
About our guest: Geoff Slade
Geoff Slade has worked at the forefront of the Recruitment Industry for over 50 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Slade Group and TRANSEARCH International Australia. Geoff is also Chairman of Yellow Folder Research and Skillstream Australia. He is involved in several professional associations and is a Non-Executive Director of Alzheimer's Victoria.
A Chartered Management Consultant, Geoff is a past President of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) - Geoff was, in fact, the founding Chairman of RCSA, the industry's education body. He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the recruitment industry. Many of Australia's leading consultants have worked for and been trained by Geoff at various times in the last three decades. He is also a regular speaker at major industry conferences.
In 1967, Geoff relocated to London to take Slade to the international market, initially creating GW Slade and Associates. By 1988 and looking for a change, Geoff sold GW Slade to Blue Arrow (later known as Manpower), a British multinational pursuing international expansion. Geoff took up a newly created role as the Head of Human Resources with Pacific Dunlop. In 1991, Geoff re-launched Slade Group, which quickly moved to the forefront of recruitment in Australia, where it remains today.
04:37 - Geoff Slade discusses the 2022 job market
05:52 - Geoff Slade explains why the recruitment process is taking longer than pre-pandemic
07:09 - Sectors and professions at risk of redundancy in 2023
08:35 - Should you apply for a job this December or wait until next year?
10:45 - What has been different in the recruitment industry since the pandemic?
11:48 - Geoff Slade explains what it takes to be a good recruiter
13:20 - What makes people so antagonistic about sales?
14:47 - How recruiters handle the high volume of applications
16:08 - Are recruiters still keen to catch up with candidates?
19:00 - Are cover letters still important?
20:00 - Geoff Slade looks ahead at 2023 trends for jobs
24:00 - The top skills for job candidates in 2023
25:53 - Three factors that will shape the future labor supply globally
28:00 - How is the Slade Group keeping up with the technology change
33:21 - Geoff Slade explained the importance of being entrepreneurial when job hunting
36:58 - Renata Bernarde's client's biggest challenges
39:30 - The importance of LinkedIn for corporate professionals
41:25 - Flexibility and part-time opportunities
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Find My Talents: Learn about your strengths, and watch your career grow
- Reset Your Career Online Course
- The Job Hunting Podcast episode 52. Interview with Geoff Slade.
- Other episodes with members of Slade Group: Interview with Anita Ziemer (35) and Julian Doherty (50)