As a passive job seeker (I like to know what is out there and what I’m worth elsewhere), I was hunting around on Seek to see what was available in my field. The Seek website in the quick search function asks for a location and gives the lists the options under major cities or regional areas. Canberra, for some reason, doesn’t rate a mention as a major city and the listing for the ACT is under regional areas. Those chosen locales regaled with Major City status are Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth Hobart, Darwin and the Gold Coast. Poor Canberra gets no mention despite having a population roughly that of Darwin and Hobart combined. Even looking at actual numbers of job listings, in the executive listings Canberra has the same number of listings as Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart combined and in the regular listings, we have more that Darwin, Hobart and the Gold Coast combined.
Petty rant I know, but it gets my goat to see the nations capital disregarded.
I’ve sent my rant to Seek as well.