Career Exploration and Advice
SkillsRoad – awesome website offering Career advice
Jobs and Careers The Youth Central website offers great advice for job seekers about a whole range of work-related topics. Find out how to create a resume or job application letter and what happens in a job interview. Get some advice about where to find jobs or work experience. Learn about your rights as an employee and what you can do if you think you’re being treated unfairly.
A day in a life of a …… exploring different careers
Low Stress Jobs, Indeed, May 25, 2021
Help for Job Seekers
The Indeed Career Guide Website has a lot of resources about finding and getting a job. Here are some examples….
- How to Nail an Interview, Feb 2021
- The essential job search guide Feb 2021
- Interview question: ‘Tell me about yourself’ Sept 2019
- How to introduce yourself to new co-workers April 2021
- 139 Action words to make your resume stand out, Sept 2019
- What is a CV? September 2019
Ready Set is a charity in South Melbourne supporting jobseekers find a job. They do this offering free and individualised services including:
- Supplying interview-appropriate clothing or footwear,
- Providing coaching services to help you find and apply for jobs and prepare for a successful interview and connecting
- Connecting jobseekers with recruiters, support services and other organisations to help overcome obstacles on their path to employment.
Fitted for Work is a charitable organisation that helps Australian women experiencing disadvantage get work, keep work and strive at work. They have a personal out-fitting service and a Job Preparation Hub. They run many workshops to support women seeking work.
So many different ways to upskill – and many courses are free or very low-cost
Youth Central Website – in this section you can find out about study pathways through highschool, university and TAFE. There’s also information about the kind of support out there for students, tip for study and exam success
The Seek.com website also has another section called Seek learnng. This is handy to access information about what courses lead to particular jobs. There is also a section on study tips and advice.
Free TAFE Get the skills you need to land a job that’s in demand! There are many TAFE courses in a wide range of career areas that are fully funded by Government.
Skills First Victoria – is a Victorian State Government scheme that provides access to government subsidies training to eligible individuals for specific courses.
Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE) helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills.
Job trainer Fund. As part of its economic response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing free or low-fee training courses around Australia through its Job Trainer Fund. Learn more about places that are available. Search Job Trainer courses here
Learn Local providers help you get the skills you need for study, work and life. Based in many local communities, they offer a range of low-cost training programs that help you return to study, improve your digital, reading, writing and maths skills, get a job, change careers or learn something new.
There are over 400 Neighbourhood Houses across Victoria. Search here to find the ones near you! The services they offer differ from centre to centre but may include activities around job skills, personal wellbeing, internet access, emergency relief, education and training and resources and referrals.
Learning through on-the-job training
Apprenticeship info from Skillsroad
Apprenticeships and Traineeships info from Youth Central
The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) raises awareness of potential apprenticeship and traineeship pathways. Their website, app and resources can be used for career planning and direction. They also provide a free contact point to help people navigate through the Australian Apprenticeships system.
Australian Apprenticeship Pathways an information hub for all things apprenticeships and traineeships.
Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) explains the Group Training approach to apprenticeships and has an apprenticeship vacancy search engine.
Apprenticeships Victoria Register your interest in apprenticeship training on one of Victoria’s major projects. A great opportunity to start a career and contribute to a number of major infrastructures, road and rail projects across the State.
Youth Employment Scheme (YES) providing young people aged 15 to 29 with an opportunity for a 12-month entry-level traineeship positions in the Victorian Public Service
Get experience through volunteering
One of the best ways to build your professional network and to get on the job training is to sign up for volunteer work.
Australia’s largest source of volunteer opportunities is Seek Volunteer
Volunteering Victoria – This website lets you search for volunteer positions by keyword and location.
Ethical Jobs This job search website allows you to search for volunteering opportunities within organisations that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.
There are also interesting articles, advice and tips to explore.
Short article How volunteering can help your career
Article How you can volunteer from home.
Support and strengthen your career through mentoring
A mentor is someone who gives you advice about life and work. You can have a mentor through a formal mentoring program or an informal mentor, who is someone you already know. A mentor can give you:
- advice based on their experience
- tips for increasing your skills
- information about an industry or job
- encouragement and support to pursue or create opportunities
Australian Youth Mentoring Network Find a local mentoring program near you. You can contact any of the programs directly to ask about finding a mentor.
Mentor Walks will match you with a leading female CEO, Director, Executive or Founder who can help you get a clearer perspective. Talk with a small group, meet other women, build your network and step your career forward.
PACE Mentoring Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses.
Jobs Victoria Mentors help people to become work-ready and find a job that suits them, they also connect employers with local candidates.