Great websites for exploring different careers
Are you contemplating a career change, but don’t know where to start? If you feel like you don’t know many of the different jobs and industries that are out there, this is the article for you. The following links are great for learning about the world of work and best of all, they are all free and easy to navigate.
CareerHQ Occupations List
CareerHQ has an amazing Careers Database where you can learn about over 900 different jobs. Each listing includes what the job is, the skills required, a future outlook indicator and links to relevant courses for that job.
Seek Career Guide
Seeks has recently released their Careers Guide. In it they provide you with links into a whole range of different jobs including potential job growth, the skills needed and common salaries. You can explore by industry and I also highly recommend checking out their career advice blog which is full to the brim with great articles.
Skills Road is a Sydney-based careers organisation that is run by the Australian Business Chamber. They work extensively with schools around Australia and provide a broad mixture of career advice and support ranging from career quizzes, through to a cool new 360 degree interactive tool that gives you the chance to look inside a range of workplaces. One word of warning, Skills Road focuses on vocational pathways, so you won’t be likely to find any links to university courses or pathways. In saying this, the resources are really easy to digest and provide a welcome relief from the heavy university bias you will see on other websites.
My Big Tomorrow
My Big Tomorrow is a resource designed to help young Australians to learn about different jobs and careers. Don’t be put off by the somewhat childish design. This website is great for discovering a range of different careers with accompanying information and videos.