Labour market data from Labour Insight can show us online job postings from as long ago as 2012 right up until 24-48 hours ago, making it as ‘real-time’ as you will get. This combined with the level of detail you can obtain from job adverts means you really do have the voice of the employer at your finger tips, helping you understand what companies require now in terms of skills, qualifications, certification and so on.

Job postings can also be filtered by SOC (Office of National Statistics occupation classifications); the more granular BGTOCC (Burning Glass occupations) as well as by industry, specific skills, county, town and many other filters.

You have the ability to download the job postings and share the links with your clients. The results are far more tailored than anything you would get from internet search results. Jobseekers will leave with tangible information which will help significantly in their search for work.

Not only can Labour Insight be used to search for jobs but it can also be of significant help in CV writing. The more relevant skills an applicant has, the more likely they are to get past automatic filtering (ATS) and progress to interview stage [see our blog on this].

Skills are shown broken down into specialised, IT and baseline / transferable as well as showing the co-occurring skills, all the other skills that employers have listed in the ads. Not only can these be used for CV writing but also as suggestions for upskilling and re-skilling.

The major advantage of real-time data over traditional data sets is that it is far more up to date. The Office of National Statistics produce great data but it usually has a processing time of months or years which is not always helpful in our fast changing employment landscape.

We work with many careers advisors and careers organisations across the UK.  If you’d like to see Labour Insight data for yourself please get in touch with our team, who will be happy to help.