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I'm already in the Australian Public Service

How do I find the right career for me?

The right job or career for you should match your preferences, skills and interests as much as possible. If you're not sure what you want to do, you can complete one or more of the tools below to identify what is important to you in a career.

Please note: The tools in this section can be used in conjunction with the Career Action Plan that appears in another section of the site.

Click on the titles to learn more about each tool.

I'm looking for job satisfaction

We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.

Kahlil Gibran

Understanding what you need to achieve job satisfaction can be helpful to making the right career choices. There is a range of factors that can contribute or detract from your job satisfaction.

Discovering what makes a job satisfying for you can be one challenge, but then you need to find a job that offers these factors, which is not always easy. Sometimes these factors are part of the job while at other times it's the people you work with who help you to make the job satisfying.

This Career Selector Tool will help you to identify what factors will make a specific job satisfying for you.

Career Selector Tool - What's makes a job satisfying for you?
I'm looking for work that I enjoy

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

Stevie Wonder

There are many different types of work in the Australian Public Service. What type of work do you enjoy?

The amount of time you spend at work can be up to a third of the whole day, so you will be happier and more productive if you choose work types that you enjoy.

This Career Selector questionnaire will help you to identify all your preferred work types.

Career Selector Tool - What type of work do you enjoy?