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Tools and resources to help you plan your career

Tools and resources to help you plan your career

Use the tools and resources at each stage of the 4 step career planning process to help you choose your best work and learning option for you now.

A complete picture of you

These tools need to be considered in combination with other factors such as your individual circumstances including where you live, your family commitments and responsibilities and the stage you are at in your working life.

Use the tools to gain a picture of yourself and the long and short term opportunities available. Factor all of this information into your planning each time you make a decision.

Consideration of both personal preferences and circumstance and environmental factors like the economy and labour market trends will ensure you make positive career decisions.

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Knowing yourself tools

Assess your current situation. Get to know your interests, skills and values and think about both the personal and the broader economic factors that could influence your work and learning choices.

Knowing yourself tools

- Where do I start?
- Interests
- Skills and values card sort
- My work/life snapshot

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Finding out tools and resources

Explore occupations, education and training options using career tools, education and training databases, and Western Australian specific resources such as the State Priority Occupations List (SPOL)

Finding out tools

- Choices
- Hands on
- Occupation explorer
- Career possibility generator

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Making decisions tools

Compare your options – narrow down your choices and choose the best option for you now. Use your results to research and compare all of the occupations or learning options that interest you with your individual preferences and other important environmental factors.

Making decisions tools

- Prepare a pros and cons list
- Compare your options

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Taking action tools

Work out the steps that will help you achieve your work and learning goals.

Taking action tools

- Mini action plan (currently being updated)
- Action plan

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Finding work tools and resources

Use the ideas, resources, tips, hints and examples in the Job Search Guide to help you apply for jobs. Build a range of resumes, custom designed to each job application.

Finding work tools

- Job search guide
- Resume builder
- Factsheets

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Help with career tools

For help using any of these tools with your career planning contact the Career Centre.

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