It can be hard to find out what you want to do for a job, and to identify what skills you need to do the job or if you need specific training to meet job requirements.

The following questions may assist you to identify areas of work and jobs that interest you. Ask yourself these questions when thinking about what you want to do for a job:

  • What am I good at?
  • What do I like doing?
  • What would I like to do?

With your answers you can explore the skills targets attached to match skills you are good at and the job activities you like doing to possible job areas. From this you can make a list of job ideas. Think about each job you have identified and ask the following questions:

  • What skills do I have that I could bring to that job?
  • What skills do I need to meet the job requirements?
  • Is on the job training provided?
  • Do I need to study?
  • What do I need to study?
  • Where can I study?
  • If study is required do I want to undertake training?

You may like to research the jobs you have selected by speaking with people who work in those fields and industries. This will give you a better understanding of what it is like to work in that area.

Take some time to think about your transferable skills, qualifications and training that meet the job requirements. 

Once you have completed your research and have a clear idea around what type of job you would like, you are ready to explore job vacancies.