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Planning for career advancement

Once you are working in an area you like, or know where you wish to be working, you may need different advice and support to achieve your career goals. You can get help with: 

  • identifying opportunities to advance your career (this may include further study)
  • career planning and transitioning
  • decision making
  • improving your network of contacts.

Career advisers/practitioners can help you with a wide range of career development activities. To find one you can:

The myfuture website has tips and website links to help with targeted career advice , including for different groups of people, who may have slightly different needs.  

Indigenous support

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can improve their chances of career advancement in many ways, including through:

University students

University students can get involved in graduate programs and internships to improve their chances of advancing in their chosen career.

Most universities offer career counselling help. Search the list of universities in Australia on the MyUniversity website.

Education, training and qualifications

You may need to consider further study to advance your career and get the job you want. Improving your skills can make you more confident and desirable when applying for jobs.

Find education and training opportunities to help you advance in your career, or become more employable. Topics covered include:

  • training programs and courses
  • financial help
  • apprenticeships and traineeships
  • recognition of prior learning and experience.

Private recruitment firms

Many private recruitment firms offer career advice and help with your career development.

Find recruitment firms and agencies near you by searching the Yellow Pages or undertaking an internet search.

Job application tips

Applying for a job can be a stressful and challenging time. Find tips and advice on how to improve your:

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13 May 2016
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