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Tool 1 - Assessment of Employability Attributes

Instructions - Read the descriptions and assess yourself against them. Place an X in the column that most closely reflects your self assessment.

Tool 2 – Assessment of transferable skills

Instructions - To assess yourself against this framework, write some examples of your experience in these areas. Keep in mind your experience at school, university, previous jobs and volunteer work.

Tool 3 - What's makes a job satisfying for you?

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 it is the job itself, while it can also be the people you work with that makes the job satisfying.

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

Tool 4 - What type of work do you enjoy?

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.

Tool 5 – Career action plan template

To help plan your career try using the Action Plan template as you work through each step. The information collected during Action Planning steps can be typed into the specific location in the template.