• Adam O'Shea

Why IT Sales & Tech Sectors in Australia Are Still Recruiting During the Worldwide Pandemic.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

In a time like this, it’s hard to believe companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Twitch, Adobe and Red Hat are all recruiting during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Believe it, it’s real, and there are more jobs available than you might think.

How many companies in IT and Technology are recruiting right now in Australia?

In Australia this week alone, Seek reported 9165 jobs in Information & Communication Technology and Linkedin reported 3291 jobs available in Information Technology. That’s a whopping 12,456 positions in the sector needing to be filled during the pandemic.

Despite Australia having an unemployment rate of 7.4 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with a staggering 1,009,400 of these people losing their jobs as a direct result of the COVID19 pandemic, there is a steady flow of Technology Vendor and Commercial Sales jobs across Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. ( APAC )

As a direct result of our current world being forced into technology dependence, the opportunities and growth in the Information and Technology and Sales Industries are endless. This also means there is increased competition for Technology and Technology Sales positions.

How can my IT company recruit during the pandemic?

Looking for your next IT superstars is hard work and the hiring process can be long and tiring. Worse, is if you don’t know what you’re doing this can be even longer and harder than you imagined. Starting with applications, they can be open from 3 - 4 weeks before you even start the interviewing process, and with the pandemic, it may be even longer. Interviews, that awkward structured conversation where your potential candidate answers all the questions you have. Then there come reference checks, background checks, negotiations on salary and a start date, that’s if you find the right person. From start to finish the whole recruiting process can take up to 12 – 14 weeks, that’s 84 – 98 days before they even start.

The best thing to do right now if you would like to hire new talent for your rapidly growing IT business is to engage with a trusted specialist in Information Technology Recruitment agency such as AOS Recruitment. You want to find an IT recruitment agency that is a trusted partner for your business, one that will be there every step of the way in the search of your perfect candidate.

Why should my IT Company recruit during the pandemic?

You’ve reached a point where your team have adjusted to the ‘new way of life’ and working remotely. It’s time to invest and focus on your business’s growth, it’s never too late to take advantage of the reactive and panicked IT companies that are blinded to see now is the best time for IT Sales and Tech Sector recruitment.

It is understood, that today in Australian and the Asia Pacific Region, we have seen the worst of the COVID-19 virus already. By starting your IT recruitment today, you have the opportunity of joining the exclusive club of countries reopening for business and position your company to ride the wave of expansion that will undoubtedly sweep the technology sector in the years to come.

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