3. Further research
A career is more than a job, it is part of your life-long learning! Take a look at Youth Central’s Advice for life. It can teach you about finance, health, housing and more!
Arm yourself with information about the career that you are going to look at. You can’t just take the everyone’s word for it! It would also give you some ammunition to impress your interviewer.
By now, you’d probably have 3-5 careers you’d really love to pursue. Before applying to some jobs, make sure you go on Job Outlook for labour market information and Seek’s career advice page for more on company research.
4. Ready, set, GO!
Career searching is more than just looking for a job. You might be motivated by emotion and inspiration. Change your mindset to be from “dream job” to “dream career”! Instead of dreaming of becoming a professor, dream about working in the education department. It’s best to look at all options and pathways.
Online sites such as myfuture.com.au, aapathways.com.au and careerone.com.au are the perfect places to start looking for careers information.
After using step 1, 2 and 3 to gather career information, take it to a career adviser or career professional at your school, TAFE, university or even employer to discuss all your options!