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Do you know who to call? Career Websites

The number of useful websites keeps growing, so I have updated this Coggle Map. It is useful for career advisors, school leavers and job seekers.

Many of the government sites are duplicate services. You do NOT need to go to each of these sites.  You MAY choose to get frustrated that government departments don’t collaborate!!

You can find the Coggle Map of Useful Sites HERE. I have put links to each of the sites so that you don’t have to look up each one.

If you can’t get in,  email me and I will send you the link: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

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Email me for a complimentary copy: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

I just wanted to pass on my appreciation and admiration for the work that you do with this newsletter and your website. Every month, there is something in there that resonates with me on the ‘why’ of our job.

 

 


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April Issue Out Early

Most year 12s were hoping for a flash of inspiration at the Careers Expo or one of the uni open days. Their hopes are being dashed as the events are all being cancelled.

My inbox is going crazy with people asking what I know. I am posting up information as soon as I find out anything so just keep an eye on my blog.

I have sent out the April issue early in case schools close.

April 2020

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She’s Still World Class but her workshop has been postponed

I am so disappointed about this being postponed.

Since her workshop was announced I have been reading her stuff (see below) and have discovered Ronald Saltana and Tristram Hooley

I had visions of  her workshop kick starting a revolution in career development in WA.crying baby

THIS is what I had written to let you know about her….. I guess the revolution will continue to move at glacial speed!!

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As the power of career guidance races at glacial speed into the consciousness of school leavers, the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is working to put a spotlight on the value of career guidance by bringing Dr Deirdre Hughes to Australia.

She is one of the growing band of social justice warriors who is fighting to break down barriers to career opportunities.

They are shifting the focus FROM the individual who needs to improve their interview skills, be more resilient and entrepreneurial TO building collaborative transitional frameworks that support people to transition to roles where they can engage their full potential.

The issues she talks about are similar to ours. She was involved with developing a commitment to providing a career pathway for every young Londoner. That commitment is outlined in the London Ambitions Report which you can check out HERE. 

London Ambitions Report

I got in touch with her through LinkedIn and asked how we can lift the profile and resources of career development in Western Australia. She sent me a link to work she has just had published which Champions Careers in Derby in the UK.

Championing Careers

It provides a vision and strategy that includes mapping the local Derby careers ecosystem. It is a strategy that we could use as a template in WA.

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Work Experience Notes for Educators

These are work experience resources from around Australia which may be helpful for educators who organise work experience.

Victorian Work Experience Manual

This is a 65 page manual. It is based on Victorian laws and policies which are similar to ours, but you will need to map differences if you adapt templates.

The Victorians are so thorough. The manual and website cover issues like:

  • Age of students doing work experience, time spent, hours and conditions.
  • Roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders
  •  There are sample forms that you can adapt.
  • Legal issues like Working With Children checks, OSH, privacy, equal opportunity.
  • Special conditions like working with animals and construction induction training.
  • There are sample evaluation forms.
  • To top it off there is a checklist for teachers.Checklist

Victorian Education Dept Manuals and forms

ACTU Work Experience Resources

The ACTU  resources are a bit less formal than the Victorian government ones. There are tips on what to wear for example.  The Work Experience Diary may be useful to teachers and it will increase awareness of union services.

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Year 10 Magic Happens Careers Handbook and Teachers’ Guide

I provided information and templates in the Handbook and Teachers’ Guide that I sent out to subscribing schools about 3 weeks ago. Magic Happens

If you would like to subscribe to the In Focus Careers Newsletter for 2020 and get access to the other teaching resources that I send out you can subscribe HERE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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An apple tree produces apples

Time to chill about career decisions with this quick hack to your future.

Skip Black Swans and Purple Elephants

If you have never had anything to do with black swans or purple elephants you are unlikely to give them much consideration in your future.

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Photo by Chris F on Pexels.com

If you have never had anything to do with farming or the army you are unlikely to give them much consideration as a career choice.

Skip careers that you haven’t had anything to do with.

An apple tree produces apples

applesPeople you like most, or who are closest to you, will have the most influence on your future. 

  • If your mum is a doctor you are likely to end up somewhere in the health industry. Particularly if you are a girl.
  • If your dad is a builder you are likely to end up in building trades, or maybe architecture or engineering. Particularly if you are a boy.

Check out 20 people you know who have jobs.  What are those jobs?

Break down gender stereotypes. Check out the jobs of everyone in your circle.

Go broad. “Health” could include be selling pharmaceuticals or doing medical research.

Which ones COULD you consider?

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Photo by Noelle Otto on Pexels.com

Don’t expect the answer to shout at you. Your future will arrive in a whisper.

Take the Power

By knowing that apples produce apples you will have the power to take into your heart those careers that you know from your home and close environment. This new awareness will help you to make decisions about where to start your career.

This simple hack will rule out 90% of careers and will make your choices much more manageable.

(Your decision will be easier if you know if you like science or humanities. You can start by building on those natural abilities to narrow down your choices even more and kick start your career in your chosen industry. )

Discover insanely great careers information

Get this and other insanely great careers information by subscribing to the In Focus Careers newsletter.

Relax…

  1. Your first copy will be with you soon.
  2. I will ask you to send through the list of staff you would like me to add to your school email group. Most schools have 6 – 10 staff on their list. A few just have one. You can add more people at any time.
  3. I will send them all their copy and tell them that they are welcome to re-issue the information however they wish within your school community.
  4. Each month you will get your new monthly issue with:
    • Information to share with students and families;
    • A section of events, resources and research for education professionals; and
    • A calendar of events months into the future.
  5. I will send you any new career teaching resources that I develop
  6. You can relax,  knowing you have a conduit to all the information you need to help your students to unearth their best path to their future.

I am an evangelist for insanely great career education. Tap into the In Focus Careers community to unearth the power to be a career hero to your students. 

Contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au or on 0434056412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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November Issue Out Now

The November In Focus Careers Newsletter is out now.Banner

Vital Information

You need to know about:

  • the private school scholarships for primary and high school
  • the gifted and talented program applications for high school for 2021
  • Murdoch Horizon’s Summer school
  • how to tap into the new science and technology community projects
  • the reduced fees on 34 TAFE courses
  • the Employment Bootcamp at Muresk for school leavers.

There are 35 pages of news and advice that will power your career choices. 

For a complimentary copy of the November issue email:

My Commitment to West Australian Careers Education

I am an evangelist for insanely great careers education. I:

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  • Write 10 insanely great issues of In Focus Careers Newsletter per year.
  • Create resources that give you the power to deliver insanely great careers education.
  • Connect you with insanely great careers experts across the In Focus Careers community.

M: 0434 056 412

Email: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

 

 

 


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Career Professionals Site Map

This mind map is of the main Australian careers sites. 

Useful Sites

A number of people requested a copy of this Coggle Map that I put together last year. I have updated it and I am happy to send you a link to it. I contacted Coggle and they don’t have the capacity to put links into a Word document or a WordPress site yet but if you email me I will send you a link to this map.


Email me and I will give you access to the map. Contact me to subscribe to the In Focus Careers Newsletter.