Jobs That 2018 Graduates Should Consider

Not sure how to start looking for your first proper job? Make your life easier and check out some of the jobs that will be in demand in 2018.

Finding your first job is hard. Even if you’re one of the lucky few who know exactly what they want to be when they grow up, it’s still an endless barrage of employee search sites and potential rejection. So why not look at things differently? Flip your job search around and specifically target the high demand jobs of 2018.

So what are some of the jobs that will be in demand in 2018?

Cyber Security

You don’t have to invent the next ground breaking App to make it big in IT.

As an increasing amount of our lives are conducted online, there’s an insatiable demand for Cyber Security. Businesses big and small will be looking for employees to hire in this field over the next few years and it’s a solid career path to consider.

Construction Specialists

With the current boom in Australia, construction companies and developers are looking for employees to hire as Project Managers, Site Managers and Contract Administrators. For graduates or entry level candidates, labour roles and trade apprenticeships are also great for gaining experience and working your way up in the industry.

Professional Services

Rather than blindly searching for all types of future jobs in demand in 2018 across Australia, why not specifically target an employer searching for employees?

Companies like the Big Four accountancy & advisory firms (KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PwC) hire employees across a variety of specialties and require all sorts of different skills and experience. From Executive Assistants to in-house hospitality staff, these big firms need all sorts of employees and can offer long-term career progression.

Take your time to make relationships with the HR managers at big companies you’d like to work for and find out what they look for when they search for an employee.


Sales is a great industry for new graduates as on the whole, it doesn’t necessarily require any previous experience. Big sales companies are always looking for ways to hire employees and will always offer extensive in-house training.

Sales doesn’t just mean selling a product on the phone. It can also apply to industries like Recruitment. Due to recent immigration changes, many recruitment and sales companies are now looking for young Australian graduates which makes Sales one of the top future jobs in demand in 2018 for Australia.


So there you have it. You don’t have to be 100% sure of your entire life’s career path just yet, but there are many opportunities available in today’s job market that can help get you started.

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