Knowing where the jobs are and ...
... using job information when planning your career helps you make successful career choices
In this section you'll be able to ...
... identify where the jobs are now and where they could be in the future and set out your future goals - this is labour market information. This National Careers Service video explains more. Job trends information helps career planning, supports decisions about future study and training options and provides helpful information when changing your job.
Find out about:
- how qualifications affect your pay, and about pay in Calderdale and Kirklees and the National Minimum Wage
- why ALL employers look for soft skills and developing skills if you don't have many, plus why good qualifications aren't enough, you need good skills too
- how work is changing and what the shape of the future job market might be. Will a robot take over a job you're thinking about - enter a job in this BBC widget to find out.
Many employers are looking for people with robust problem solving skills, innovative thinkers, and good communication skills.
Fiona Thurlbeck talking about the Leeds City Region.
Careerometer lets you search and compare jobs - just 'clear the card' to keep searching and selecting
Where the work is - lets you explore the range of 'mid-skilled' jobs - jobs for new entrants at Level 2, 3 and 4, including the likely number of job openings, competition for openings and average salary for experienced staff, nationally and across regions. It offers a guide only and should be used along side other information or as part of a discussion.
Explore the gender pay gap - the difference between average hourly earnings of men and women. The calculations don't include overtime pay and are worked out as a proportion of average hourly rate of men’s pay.
Page updated January 2018