As the headquarters of several major financial and technical services, the North Shore has long been an important feature in the city’s commercial landscape. The region also features major retail hubs in Chatswood and Hornsby.
The City of North Sydney’s Gross Regional Product in 2015 was calculated at $16 billion, while neighbouring Willoughby City (encompassing Chatswood) adds a further $9.6 billion, 2% of NSW’s Gross State Product. North Sydney’s significance to Sydney’s economy was highlighted in 2015 when a blockage on the Sydney Harbour Bridge cost the NSW economy $16 million in just four hours.
Meanwhile, Macquarie Business Park currently boasts 850,000 square metres of office space (with capacity to expand to two million), which is only expected to grow with further proposed transit links. The site features an impressive array of international businesses and has close connections to Macquarie University.
Sydney North Shore Recruitment Experts
The 2011 Census found that workers in the North Sydney area were primarily employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (30.2%) and Financial and Insurance Services (12.4%). In the Willoughby area, Health Care and Social Assistance topped the charts, with 16.7% of jobs, along with Professional Scientific and Technical Services at 13.6%.
Looking to the future, the planned fast-transit link from Chatswood to Bankstown will connect Sydney’s North Shore and south-western suburbs, making the region even more connected and opening up jobs in the area to a greater number of job seekers.
Here are our top tips for finding jobs in the Sydney North Shore area:
- Look over and refresh your resume and LinkedIn profile, making sure they showcase your most valuable skills and experience – and ensure there are no errors.
- Find out all you can about the Sydney North Shore jobs market, and gather up-to-date information on in-demand skills and the market rate for salaries in your sector and profession.
- When you get an interview offer, make sure you research the company and prepare some questions that will demonstrate your understanding of the company, its industry and business needs.
Sydney North Shore recruitment areas
Michael Page specialises in recruitment for the following industries in the Sydney North Shore area: