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Explore Careers from deafConnectEd

Don’t know what you want to do for work?

Start thinking about what kind of career you want in the future. There are so many different types of careers! This is called Career planning.

This page has suggestions of how to explore what type of career you want.

  • Career Quiz
  • Career Profiles
  • Your Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Career Counselling
  • More resources

Career Quiz

One good way to start exploring careers is through a career quiz. Below are some quizzes that you may want to complete to find out what kind of jobs suit you:

Job Outlook – Quiz and List of Jobs

Career Interest Explorer

Open Colleges – Career Quiz

Care Career Quiz

Educations Career Test

There are more quizzes online if you want to do more.

Job Profiles

There are websites that have a list of careers. It also lists what tasks are involved in the job and what kind of qualification you may need.

Ace Day Jobs

aLife – Australia’s best careers information website

Career Profiles

My Future


Youth Central – Career Profiles

Youth Central – Industry Profiles

Tip: Still don’t know what you want to do? Don’t panic if you don’t know yet! Many people don’t know what type of career they want until they are older. It is also estimated that an average person has 6 different careers in their lives!

Your Skills

Ask yourself these questions and write down your answers:

  • What are your skills?
  • What are your goals?
  • What are you interested in?
  • Is money important to you?
  • Do you like working by yourself or with other people?
  • Do you like working home or working in a group environment?
  • Do you like working hands on?

Work Experience

Another way to explore different types of careers is asking organisations if you can do any of the below to learn more about the the type of job.

Career Counselling

Some courses and careers, like medicine or hospitality, plug really easily into a job. Other courses and careers aren’t so clear. Even if you have a career path clearly laid out, how do you know what you’re studying is what you want to do for a job? Career counselling can help you in deciding where you would like to work and so what study you need to do to get there.

Most schools, training providers and universities can offer some level of career advice and information. Here are some links to Career Counselling outside of your school or educational institution:

Youth Central – Career Counselling

CEAV – Career Counselling Australia

The Planning Your Career section of Youth Central might be especially useful. It provides a link to the Mentor Program for people with a disability.

Frequently Asked Question

What is the difference between career and job?
Career is a long term employment goal. Job is a short term employment goal.
For example: You want to become the School Principal later in the future. You start studying a teaching course. You graduate as a teacher and found a job teaching Year 7-9 students.
You work in this job for 2 years before moving to another school to teach Year 8-9 students.
You work in five different teaching jobs over 15 years before you were able to find a job as a School Principal.
Your journey from a teaching student to teacher to School Principal is your career (long term goal). The past five teaching jobs were your short term goals.

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