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Career planning

In today's world of work the term 'career' is seen as a continuous process of learning and development, which can involve a range of jobs and different types of employment.

To achieve your career goals you need to take an active role in your career planning.

First you need to identify your interests, likes, experiences, strengths and ambitions. Think about the areas in which you need to work and try to make connections between what you know and the life and career goals you want to set for yourself.

Next research the industries and occupations you are interested in.

Find out as much as you can about them including educational requirements, salary, working conditions, future outlook, and anything else that may help narrow your focus. Compare your skills, interests, likes and dislikes with the occupations that you are attracted to and look at the school subjects, qualifications and results you’ll need to undertake further education and training or secure a job in that area.

Remember to consider the costs involved in further education and training and investigate training and work experience opportunities in your community that will enhance your employment potential.

Want more info?

  • Explore the links on the Useful websites page.
  • Talk to your teachers or school guidance officer.
  • Talk to your parents/carers.

Last updated: 06-Jun-2017

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