Match your skills to jobs
Most people don't stay in the same job until they retire. You are likely to have several different jobs over your working life. Working out which jobs suit your skills and interests is a good way to find a career that is right for you.
When choosing a job or career, besides thinking about what skills you have, you should also consider:
- your areas of interest—what do you do in your spare time?
- your goals for the future—where do you want to be in 10 years?
- what's important to you—more time with family or a higher salary?
- if you are prepared to move or travel for work
- tasks you're good at
- what qualifications you might need.
Advice and help
There are many online tools that allow you to check which jobs are a good match for various skills and qualifications.
The myfuture website provides facts about specific jobs, including information on:
- related courses and qualifications
- your personal requirements
- other similar occupations
- the duties and tasks.
The Job Outlook website is an Australian Government initiative providing employment characteristics, trends and prospects for specific jobs.
Select a job to find out if your skills, abilities and knowledge match the job's suggested requirements. Other job-specific information provided includes:
- possible job prospects
- current vacancies
- how much you might be paid
- job statistics.
The Job Outlook career quiz helps you to find jobs that might match your current skills.
Other online tools for matching jobs and skills
The following websites can also help:
- Queensland Skills Gateway—enter a job title to find out about the skills and tasks involved in the job, and the training pathways available to get the right qualifications
- TAFE Queensland—browse careers to find related qualifications (or phone 1300 308 233)
- Job Jumpstart—tips and ideas about jobs and careers
- The Job Guide—read about skills and qualifications required for different jobs.
Recognition of prior learning
Your skills and knowledge gained while studying or working could be transferable and formally recognised. This can reduce the amount of time it takes to get your qualification, and is referred to as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
RPL can also be used for the assessment of overseas qualifications.
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