Navigating Your Career Path with PERSOLKELLY’s 2023-24 Salary Guide

In an era defined by economic shifts and global uncertainties, job seekers are faced with unique challenges.

The PERSOLKELLY 2023-24 Economic and Employment Key Insights and Salary Guide is your job-seeking compass, guiding you through the intricate maze of career choices and salary landscapes.

Here are seven ways this comprehensive guide can be your ultimate tool for making informed decisions and securing the right job in a rapidly evolving employment market:

1. Navigating the economic waves

  • Understand the impact of inflation and geopolitical instability on job markets globally.
  • Gain insights into how these factors influence salary trends across industries, helping you align your expectations with the current economic climate.

2. Decoding the Australian and New Zealand job markets

  • Explore the economic slowdown in Australia and New Zealand, and its direct impact on job opportunities.
  • Leverage information on changing government policies to identify sectors with burgeoning job prospects.

3. Tailoring your job search strategy

  • Uncover the challenges organisations face in talent acquisition and position yourself as the solution.
  • Use our Salary Guide to align your skills with industry needs, making your job search more targeted and effective.

4. PERSOLKELLY’s 2023-24 Salary Guide: Your personalised resource

  • Discover how the guide compiles salary data from industry experts, offering a detailed breakdown across various sectors.
  • Access tips and tricks tailored for candidates, providing insider knowledge on securing the right job in a competitive market.

5. Industry insights for informed decision-making

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of salaries in your desired industry, enabling you to negotiate effectively during job offers.
  • Utilise real-time statistics to benchmark your salary expectations against industry standards, ensuring you receive fair compensation.

6. Your job search companion: Tips, blogs and stats

  • Explore the guide’s supplementary resources, including tips and tricks for acing interviews and standing out in the job market.
  • Stay informed through blogs and statistical insights, empowering you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape of employment.

7. Building your future with PERSOLKELLY

  • Embrace the Salary Guide as more than just a tool – it’s your companion in making strategic career decisions.
  • Utilise the guide’s holistic approach to understanding salaries, industries and job market dynamics, ensuring you’re well-equipped to shape your professional future.

Embark on your job search journey armed with the insights and resources provided by PERSOLKELLY’s 2023-24 Salary Guide.

From decoding industry salaries to mastering the art of job interviews, this guide is your key to unlocking opportunities and navigating the evolving world of work with confidence.

Your next career move begins now – click here to download our 2023-24 Economic and Employment Key Insights and Salary Guide, or speak with one of our dedicated consultants to get the process rolling!

Kickstart your scientific career – 2023 PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award

We’ve opened entries for the 2023 PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award, connecting budding scientists to innovative employers.

PERSOLKELLY recognises how difficult it can be to get your first job in the science industry, so we’ve created the opportunity for graduates to represent themselves in-person to potential scientific employers, get their foot in the laboratory door and kickstart their scientific career!

The rundown

The PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award offers science graduates the opportunity to:

  • Showcase themselves to a group of employers from Australia’s leading scientific companies.
  • Get advice on how to present and prepare for interviews from our specialist Scientific recruiters.
  • Be in the running to win $1000.

The history

Research shows that science and mathematics graduates experience some of the worst full-time work outcomes, with just 64.6 per cent in full-time employment four months after graduation.

PERSOLKELLY’s team wanted to change those numbers and use their expertise in hiring scientific staff to create meaningful opportunities for young scientists.

In 2016, the PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award was launched – aimed at recognising the achievements of budding scientists across Australia, highlighting their contributions to the scientific community and helping them progress from graduate to employee.

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How it works

The Future Scientist Award provides a platform for the best and brightest up-and-coming scientists to present their ideas to leaders in the industry.

With a focus on encouraging innovation and excellence, the award gives applicants the opportunity to kickstart their career and boost their employment opportunities by connecting them with the leaders of the scientific industry.

After applications close, the PERSOLKELLY scientific team selects the finalists for each state. Finalists will be invited to present their goals, ideas and plans for the future of science to industry leaders and innovators at a panel in their state in September 2023.

Submissions are open now – apply online today.

Who can apply?

The Future Scientist Award is open to applications from those in the final semester of – or those who have graduated in the last 12 months from – a Bachelor of Science, BSc Hons, MSc or PhD (science discipline).

To win the 2023 Future Scientist Award, you must complete an online application – including uploading a current resume and your academic record to date – and tell us why you should be the Future Scientist Award winner.

Apply for the 2023 Future Scientist Award today!


One of our 2021 winners, Marilla Bickerstaff-Westbrook

One of our 2021 winners, Thi Hong

2019 finalist, Shaghraf Javaid

2019 finalist, Greta Luche

2018 finalist, Kang Tam

2017 finalist, Andrew Tilley

2016 finalist, Jack Kent

Who’s your recruitment partner? Why you need to have one

At PERSOLKELLY Australia, we take pride in our teams of experts who specialise in providing recruitment solutions for a wide range of industries. We understand the unique challenges that businesses face when it comes to finding and hiring the right talent, which is why we offer tailored solutions that can help businesses reduce the time, effort, and cost of recruitment.

Our team of experts is made up of experienced recruiters who specialise in the following industries:

Professional Services: Our team has a deep understanding of the professional services industry and can help businesses find top talent for roles in accounting and finance, business support, human resources, legal and procurement.

ICT: With a strong background in information and communication technology, our team can help businesses find skilled professionals for all roles within the IT sector, including software development, project management and cybersecurity.

Government: Our team has a thorough understanding of the government sector and can help businesses find top talent across all levels of government.

STEM: Our team has a deep understanding of the STEM industry and can help businesses find skilled professionals for roles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Management & Executive: Our team has extensive experience in executive search and can help businesses find top-level talent for key management and leadership roles.

Specialist Recruitment: Our team has expertise in niche recruitment areas such as Japanese Services and Veterans Employment and Training Services, providing businesses with access to specialised talent pools.

  • By outsourcing recruitment to our team of experts, businesses can benefit from a range of advantages that include:
  • Reducing the time and effort spent on recruitment: With our team handling the recruitment process, businesses can free up valuable time and resources to focus on other areas of their operations.
  • Accessing a wider pool of candidates: Our team has access to a wide range of networks and channels, enabling them to source top talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Reducing the cost of recruitment: By outsourcing to us, businesses can reduce the effort of recruitment while still accessing high-quality talent.

At PERSOLKELLY Australia, we understand the importance of finding the right talent for your business. With our team of experts and tailored solutions, we can help businesses reduce the time, effort, and cost of recruitment while finding the best candidates for the job. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business grow.

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Future Scientist Award. Where are they now: Greta Luche

The PERSOLKELLY Future Scientist Award is now open. The Award gives science graduates the opportunity to showcase themselves to employers from Australia’s leading scientific companies, get advice on how to present and prepare for interviews from our specialist Scientific recruiters and go in the running to win $1000.

We spoke to 2019 finalist Greta Luche, who is now working as a Biochemist at a new ground-breaking biotech start-up, about her experience in the Award Program.

Can you describe your experience participating in the Future Scientist Award program?  

I really enjoyed the opportunity of showcasing my personal experience in front of people from various industries. I guess feeling heard or having a chance as a new graduate. Finding the first job can be hard.

Can you list your three highlights from the program?

  • I got my first full-time job after university through this program!
  • Doing multiple interviews at the same time.
  • The PERSOLKELLY consultant was a great guy and very easy to speak with.

How has the Future Scientist Award Program helped you in your career?

Yes I got my first full-time job after my studies. The job granted me some experience in the industry and I will always be grateful to PERSOLKELLY for the opportunity.

What are your career plans?

I want to fill roles of responsibility and lead a team of smart people. I like roles where there is flexibility to improve. I also appreciate positions where it is possible to organise your own time and work very hard but in a smart way.

What advice would you give current Science graduates?

To try this program! It’s fun and doesn’t cost you anything. I would advise to not be choosy for your first job and to learn as much as you can through working well. I would also advise never to remain in a position where you are not happy and to remember your possibilities and how much you are worth.

Apply for the 2021 Future Scientist Award today!

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