School leavers take note: there are websites to help you explore your options

DO YOUR RESEARCH: There is help out there for school leavers trying to determine a career or job path.
DO YOUR RESEARCH: There is help out there for school leavers trying to determine a career or job path.

There is help out there for school leavers trying to determine their career, study or job path.

And it's important to find out as much as you can about different careers and jobs, and your own talents and interests to ensure they match, according to headspace.

The headspace website (headspace.org.au/young-people/what-career-or-job-suits-me/) says that way you are more likely to choose the career that suits you best and jobs you will enjoy the most. It recommends getting information via:

  • Family, friends and others;
  • Career and industry events;
  • Knowing your interests and talents;
  • Career guidance supports; and
  • Work experience and volunteering.

The websites listed below were provided by a spokesman for the Australian Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business:

National Careers Institute: www.employment.gov.au/nci.

Youth Jobs PaTH: Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people gain skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job: www.employment.gov.au/newsroom/explainer-youth-jobs-path.

Job Jumpstart: is a digital service offering a range of information and resources to help young people find a career pathway to suit them: www.jobjumpstart.gov.au.

Job Outlook: joboutlook.gov.au.

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