Useful career websites

Below are some useful websites that have a range of information about careers, employment and the world of work.

An Australian government website has three main sections:

  • My guide - helps you explore your interests, skills, values, knowledge, educational level and aspirations, to generate career ideas
  • The facts - contains useful information about jobs, education and training options, employment conditions and job prospects
  • Assist others - provides links to resources and articles for parents, teachers and others who are supporting those who are making career decisions

Job Guide
An Australian government website that provides:

  • information on over 600 occupations
  • education and training information
  • information on choosing an occupation, based on your interests and abilities.

An Australian government website that includes:

  • positions vacant notices
  • labour market information on employment rates, average incomes and job prospects (see the “Job Outlook” section)
  • a short career quiz to help you identify your occupational interests
  • resume writing tools.

Department of Employment
The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Youth Central
This Victorian government website has:

  • information on how to write resumes and cover letters
  • sample resumes and cover letters for different situations

Australian Apprenticeships.
This Australian government website has information about:

  • apprenticeships and traineeships
  • wages and conditions.

Group Training
Group training organisations (GTOs) employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host employers for the period of their training. This website includes a GTO directory.

This site allows you to:

  • read about various workplace and career issues
  • ask questions of 'the career doctor'
  • register for a fortnightly careers newsletter.
  • search for jobs and get tips on writing resumes.

Job Outlook
For information on employment characteristics, trends and prospects for occupations. For each occupation, Job Outlook has links to vacancies, education and training courses and information on knowledge, skills and abilities.

This is a launch-pad for many job-seeking websites, including career-specific job sites.

Career One
This website has:

  • positions vacant and positions wanted notices
  • assistance with creating resumes.

Careers Online
This website provides:

  • positions vacant and positions wanted notices
  • job descriptions
  • a job seekers workshop (12 months free registration)
  • self-help in job seeking skills including “Resume wizard” (3 days free registration)
  • a list of useful contacts including careers counsellors and recruitment agencies.

This is where you can find information on all university courses in NSW and ACT via links to their websites.