Practical steps to put your decision into action
The fourth and final step in career decision making is about setting goals. And it’s about the practical steps to take to action your decision. And once you’re at your destination of choice, be sure to reflect on whether you’re happy there. If not, that’s ok, go back to any of the other steps and work your way through them. If you’re happy, crack on and keep developing your skills and building your network.
Education & Training
If you’re heading to uni or TAFE check out what type of financial support you can get. A scholarship or bursary could give you the helping hand you need. Read about how you can get money to support your study.
There are two ways you can apply. The first is Direct application, the second is through Tertiary Admissions Centres. Find out about how to apply for further education courses.
USI stands for ‘Unique Student Identifier’. It’s a reference number you’ll need if you end up doing any training courses in the future i.e. like First Aid, Responsible Serving of Alcohol, Barista or any VET course. Find out about the unique student identifier.
World of Work
If so, well done for making a good impression! Now it’s time to do a little work to make sure the interview goes really well. Read how to prep to have a confident job interview.
Did you know there’s a hidden job market? It’s where jobs are aren’t advertised or posted online. It’s times like these it can be a case of it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know. See how you can find jobs in the hidden job market.
Almost every job out there requires you to submit an application. Give yourself the best chance to make a good impression with a well written cover letter. Check out the tips for writing a killer cover letter.
Even if you’re happy with where you’re at the moment, you should always be looking to grow and learn. Completing a short course, licence, or skillset are perfect ways to do this. Read about how learning for life can give you the edge.
If so, don’t stress. Some things don’t work out as planned and that’s ok. Flexible thinking and reflecting on choices can help when you change your mind. Read our article what if I change my mind about a career decision.