It’s a tricky thing, knowing what type of career will suit you best. Sometimes, the work you think you’ll enjoy for the long term doesn’t quite work out the way you hoped, once you start actually doing it. So how can we determine which job will match with our personalities, allow us to shine, and help us realise our personal goals? If this is the question on your mind right now, don’t leave it to chance - you should take a look at the Job Outlook website. Recently enhanced with new features and additional data, this site makes it simple and fun to gain insights in to the careers that will best fit your skills, experience, and work style. Here’s 3 ways that it can help with your career search:
A new interactive tool called Skills Match has been launched on Job Outlook. Skills Match helps you identify your current skillset and match it to potential new careers. Skills Match is for people of all ages and stages in their working life — students moving on from part-time work, workers looking for a career change, those facing retrenchment or those who simply want to broaden their skills. In just a few clicks, you can discover:
- skills you may have developed in your past jobs
- ideas for new jobs you could move into that use your skills
- skills you might need to build on to transition into a new career
- training that might be required to make the leap.
The number of career profiles on Job Outlook has been tripled! You can now explore more than 1000 career profiles to learn about job tasks, employment prospects, weekly earnings, and the training, skills and knowledge usually needed to work in a career. For example, you can discover that:
- you can work as a Game and Multimedia Developer without formal qualifications if you can show you have the right skills to an employer, though most workers have a VET or university qualification
- Exercise Physiologists may need various checks and licences before they start working, such as a police check, Working with Children check, and a first aid certificate
- there are strong future employment growth prospects for Police Officers, and you’ll need this work experience if you want to become a Detective.
Careers that were previously grouped together now have their own profile pages. For example, where once there was a career profile for Environmental Scientists as a group, this group has been expanded into individual career profiles for Conservation Officers, Environmental Consultants, Environmental Research Scientists and Park Rangers.
It’s now easier to find out what you need to do to work in your dream job. The entry pathways content has been improved and now provides comprehensive information on:
- the type of training or experience employers usually want workers to have
- qualifications workers need or typically have
- registration and licencing requirements
- links to useful job specific resources, and study and training options.