Websites of Interest
Other Useful Resources During Your Job Search
Government Resources & Support
Federal and State Governments offer support for individuals across their career journey in all areas including, but not limited to job search strategy, career guidance and transition pathways, training and education opportunities, workplace rights as well as emotional and financial support.
- Centrelink | Human Services Department – Responsible for delivery of financial services and payments.
- Fair Work Australia – For information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations.
- My Future – Shape your future with resources to explore career pathways and tools to develop self-knowledge to help with career decision making.
- Job Outlook – Your guide to Australian careers and help to make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career.
- JobActive – Four ways to help job seekers with your job search.
- National Careers Institute (NCI) – The NCI was established to ensure people have access to authoritative and accurate careers information and support irrespective of their age or career stage.
- Your Career – Are you looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce? The Your Career website makes it easy.
- JobJumpstart – Offers resources and activities to help you work out what jobs might suit you.
Other Useful Sites
Free sites are available to assist with your job search as well as learning more about yourself and your values, personality and career choices with psychometric assessments.
- Indeed – This free job search tool allows you to search for jobs by salary, industry, job title, experience level and more. It all pulls in jobs from all over the internet so you can access them in one place. You can also set up job alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the newest opportunities.
- LinkedIn – Help you navigate the challenges of today’s job market with resources to assist with your resume, build your job search strategy, lean on your professional networks and improve your interviewing skills.
123 Test – Free psychological tests for every career question and personal development. From career choice to IQ, for personality and job test assessment practice.
- 16 Personalities – Take the Personality Test and get a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.
- Truity – Powerful, scientifically validated personality tests to help you grow and find your way in life.
Autism Specific Information and Support
- Spectrospective stories of autism: 2019 are about autism and work. They are the stories of several autistic people and provide an insight into work from an autistic perspective.
- Epic Assist made videos with autism expert Tony Attwood. They are Job Searching, Interviewing, and On the Job Support.
- Aspergers Victoria offer a supported work experience program for teens and employment coaching for members.
- myWAY Employability is designed specifically to help young autistic people plan and prepare for their working life.
- The Neurodiversity Hub has a range of resources for youth related to tertiary education and employment.
- Finding employment is a free online course to help autistic people get ready for employment by the National Autistic Society (UK).
- Disability Employment Service providers help jobseekers with disability to find work. They provide more support than mainstream job agencies.
- Specialisterne Australia advertise job vacancies from time to time in their newsletter and Facebook
- The DSX Dandelion Program develops IT skills and careers for autistic people.
Information about employment & pathways to employment
- Jobseeker Toolkit from Australian Network on Disability (AND) helps youth prepare for finding a job. They also have a list of support services from AND and other providers.
- Youth Central has lots of information about finding employment and further study.
- Broaden your Horizons is a guide for young people with a disability on their options post-school. It includes information about supports, education pathways, employment, and advocacy.
- JobJumpstart – Building Your Resume – government website with tools and information for creating a resume.
- Job Outlook – A government website with a career matching tool and information on pathways to employment, average salary and expected demand in Australia for many occupations.
- SEEK – Free resume template
Autism/LGBTQIA+ peer group
- Spectrum Intersections – peer group for individuals who identify as neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+
Dealing with losing your job, no matter how or why it happened, and having your income unexpectedly reduced can be challenging for many people and can cause significant emotional distress and financial strain.
These events can take a serious toll on people’s health and wellbeing, their relationships, their families and how they see their future. Research shows job or financial loss can increase the risk of developing anxiety and/or depression however, there are steps you can take to regain a sense of control over your situation.
Losing your job can come as a shock and mean big changes to your lifestyle. Steps can be taken to manage your money outlined in How to Cope with Being Unexpectedly Unemployed by Moneysmart.
To seek advice and resources from career thought leaders, social media platforms offer a wealth of information.
Professional associations define the profession and ensure members keep up with industry developments and best practice. Members are expected to complete a number of personal development hours to keep their membership current and to uphold the high standards of the Associations. All our career coaches are members of professional industry organisations, receiving the latest up to date knowledge, so you can be confident you are always receiving the best advice.
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