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January 26, 2021 27 min
Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's where to start if you're wanting a job change. Hosted by Frances Cook.

We all know 2020 was a lot, not least because many of us found our working lives totally changed.

It was a split situation, with industries like aviation and tourism hammered, but others like tech, financial services, or deliveries, doing well.

The latest overall stats on this are, happily, quite encouraging.

New figures from job website Seek show job listings are continuing to bounce back.

For the last quarter of last year, job ads were up 19 per cent quarter on quarter.

Compared to the same time a year before we're still down a little, but not that much, with a dip of 7 per cent.

Healthiest sectors are information and communication technology, manufacturing, transport and logistics, and trades and services.

But underneath all of that, other sectors are still struggling. Even if your own situation is doing okay, having so much change all around you can also trigger the need to re-evaluate.

For the latest podcast I talked to Infometrics senior economist Brad Olsen.

We discussed what the changes are after Covid-19, how permanent they're likely to be, and what are the good areas if you're wanting to try something new.

If you have a question about this podcast, or question you'd like answered in the next one, come and talk to me about it. I'm on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/FrancesCookJournalist/, Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/francescooknz/ and Twitter here https://twitter.com/FrancesCook
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