Students who want to gain employment need to be prepared and start early. You need to know what type of job you want. This is important because employers like to employ workers who are motivated and enthusiastic about the industry or career field in which they are working. If you want to enter the workforce and don't know what type of job you want, it is advisable to get some help from your school Career Service.

If you are home schooled, you may wish to get support from a professional career practitioner. You can locate a professional career practitioner from the Career Development Association of Australia .

A job search strategy that includes a range of ways of finding employment, high quality job search documents, tools and techniques, a knowledge of the labour market and expectations of employers will help you to find a job, hopefully soon after you leave school.

Job Search Skills

There are many ways to find work in Australia. Go to the Career Insights section of the myfuture website. In the keyword search, type: 11 places to search for jobs. This article will show you a range of different strategies you can use to search for a job. Your job search strategy should incorporate most of these ways of finding a job in Australia.

When you search for employment you will need:

The Australian Labour Market - Find Out Where the Jobs Are

Understanding the Australian labour market can give you some important information that will help you to know the industries in which you are more likely to find employment, the skill levels that employers look for, what employers look for when recruiting employees, future job prospects, and more. The Australian Government Job Outlook website and Australian Jobs publication website are comprehensive sources of high quality labour market information. Your school Career Practitioner can help you to make sense of labour market information.