Don’t know what you want to do?

If you don’t know what you want to “do”, you are not alone. Many students have no idea what to answer when asked this question. So whether you are in Year 7, Year 9 or even in Year 12, don’t despair.

Here are some suggestions of things to do to help you decide what career path you want to follow:

1) JobJump – Register now for a ” one stop shop”  for career + course information (including quizzes) for students & parents. Enter your non-school email address and use the password: brumbies .  Include your subjects and careers which interest you to receive information from JobJump tailored to your interests and needs.

Think of possible jobs or career areas which interest you or which school subjects you like or are good at. (click here for list of occupations and bullseye posters)

2) Explore and research information on specific jobs or general industries at the Myfuture website. Here you can find out about:

  • what tasks the job involves
  • what kind of person the job would suit
  • courses you would need to do
  • pay rates & job prospects

3) Think about where you see yourself in 5 years time or 10 years time? Where are you and what are you doing? Do you want to work indoors, outside, be your own boss, not have to make decisions, have a lot of responsibility, work with computers, work with your hands, work with people, work on your own? Are you creative?

4) Ask yourself what you’re good at. Usually you will enjoy what you have the most talent in and where your strengths lie.

5) Would doing work experience help you make up your mind, especially if you are tossing up between two different careers?

 Do a Career Quiz

  • MyFutureFinder –  personality survey
  • JobJump – subscribe now for a ” one stop shop”  for career + course information (including quizzes) for students & parents. Enter your non-school email address and use the password: brumbies
  • My Big Tomorrow  investigate  future careers. Students can answer a series of questions to get a range of careers that may interest them
  • Wirl Careers        School login: mccarthy       Password: giant20   for a career quiz and short videos on over 100 careers

Visit the Wirl Careers website

Search your areas of interest and jobs.  Check out the 4-5 minute videos of young people in various careers.   Print out the information sheets.

  • Wirl Careers        School login: mccarthy       Password: giant20

Job Guide Online

Check out the Job Guide website for lots of suggestions. It is based on the Job Guide book given to every student in Year 10 which sees seven different career areas.

Which of these describes you best:

  • analytic and scientific?
  • creative and artistic?
  • like helping or advising?
  • practical or mechanical?
  • like nature or recreation?
  • like organising or clerical tasks?
  • interested in persuading or serving others?

Job Prospects

Do you want to find out which careers have good job prospects? What are the pay rates?

Still need help or advice?

Please see me or email me to make an appointment if you would like to meet with me to:

  • discuss your options
  • talk about potential careers or career paths for you
  • find answers to questions you may have
  • discuss your selection of subjects and their implications for careers