Here you will find a range of resources and templates to help with your career planning, and finding a job. You'll also find some great information to help with areas such as working out your skills in preparation for finding a job, and an action plan template that you can use for your career planing. We have also provided a list of useful website links that you can explore to find more useful information and resources.
Remember to check out the Jobs and Skills WA jobs board, where we post employment opportunities that the Jobs and Skills Centres are offered by local employers. And for Aboriginal jobseekers. the Aboriginal services jobs board has employment opportunities specifically for you.
Career planning resources
- Action plan template
- Recognising your skills and abilities
- Personal and transferable skills checklist
- Employability skills fact sheet
- Career planning for school leavers fact sheet
- Changing your career fact sheet
- Jobs and Skills Centre locations
- Skillsroad — Helps you to get to know your skills, values and interests and possible career and study options. Suitable for young people and school students interested in career planning.
- myfuture — The myfuture website helps you to get to know your skills, values and interests and possible career and study options. FREE tools and resources available to use. Most suitable for young people and school students interested in career planning.
- myfuture webinars - FREE webinars hosted by myfuture with career advice, career development and self exploration in the myfuture website.
- Job Outlook — This career quiz helps you to explore your work style and explore possible work options. The quiz is most suitable for people who have spent time in the workforce.
- Job Outlook: Skills — This skills quiz helps you to look at the work skills you have used and suggests possible work options. Most suitable for people who have spent time in the workforce.
- Your Career - This national careers website has career ideas, quizzes to find your next career step, get job ready support and explore occupations. This site is suitable for anyone looking for a new or change of career.
- School Leavers Support - The National Careers Institute website offers a School Leavers Information Kit and support line to call 1800 CAREERS (1800 227 337).
Job search and job application resources
- Quick tips on job searching and applying for a job
- Ways to find work
- Searching for jobs online
- Positive skill words to use in job applications
- Guide to writing a great resume
- Examples of effective resumes
- How to write a winning cover letter
- How to respond to selection criteria
- Job interview tips
- Finding a job factsheet
- Mature age workers fact sheet
Job search websites
- Jobs and Skills WA jobs board - Run by the Jobs and Skills Centres, this is a free online jobs board where you can search for current vacancies from local employers. Apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities are also regularly posted.
Aboriginal services jobs board - The Jobs and Skills WA Aboriginal Services jobs board is a free online job search that has vacancies for Aboriginal jobseekers.
- WA's Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers each have a free online jobs board where opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships are posted.
- Job Active — Search through job vacancies added daily.
- JobsWA — Employment opportunities with the WA government.
Ready to work and wander out yonder in WA?
If you're 18—30 years of age, and ready for deadly new experiences working in regional WA, go to wa.gov.au/government/work-and-wander-out-yonder and follow the instructions to register your details so that employers can find you — it's that easy!
Useful information for migrants
- Employment and training for migrants factsheet - Information to help migrants looking for employment and/or training opportunities when arriving in Western Australia.
- Overseas qualification assessment services factsheet - The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) assesses eligible qualifications gained overseas to determine their comparability with Australian qualifications.
Other useful links and websites
- Search our list of over 550 occupation profiles to find out about different jobs and careers.
- Understanding Education and Training options with this helpful factsheet.
- Take a look at the vocational education and training (VET) courses that are subsidised through Jobs and Skills WA, to get you skilled up.
- The Applying to study at a TAFE college fact sheet is also helpful to step through the process of the TAFE admission and entrance process.
- Volunteering is a great way to skill up. Take a look at the Volunteering WA website to find out more or search for volunteering opportunities
- Gain some support and advice if you are a retrenched worker at Whatsnext.gov.au or find alternative or new employment options at employment.gov.au if you are a job seeker or an employer.
- A wealth of resources for practitioners, students, parents and employers to help with the transition of children from school to employment are available at schooltowork.employment.gov.au
How we can help
Your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help you with information and resources, and they also offer both one-on-one personalised support and assistance as well as free career planning and job search workshops. Contact your local JSC to find out more.