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.
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.
Use the myfuture career bullseyes to work out which jobs you might enjoy based on your education level and areas of interest.
Your Career helps you explore careers and training options.
Select an occupation to find out if your skills, abilities and knowledge match the occupation's suggested requirements. Other job-specific information provided includes:
- possible job prospects
- how much you might be paid
- future demand
- student and training required.
Other online tools for matching jobs and skills
The following websites can also help:
- Queensland Skills Gateway—enter an occupation 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.
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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