Career Stuck?

Chewing_gum_Shoe_by_PutridNightmaresIt can be annoying (like stepping onto masticated chewing gum with your brand-new Cons) when people ask you what you want to do when you leave school—particularly if you have no idea.

Grab the Eucalyptus oil (great stuff for getting rid of chewy), and realise that you are perfectly normal! Loads of kids (and adults for that matter) have NO idea what they want to be—so don’t feel alone (or uber-special).

Your teachers will do their best to help guide you and your parents will have their ideas as well.

Luckily for you (if you are at all curious) there are FREE websites to assist you to gain at least some career ideas. All you need to do is answer a few questions (about yourself) to discover a few cool career/job recommendations—ideally suited for you!

It’s not like you HAVE to do the jobs they recommend, but at least you have some clues and pointers in a semi-correct direction. Right?

I am going to outline a few of MY favourites—and as a Careers Advisor at a Secondary School, you can be assured that these tools are excellently-awesome!

There are also some NOT_SO_FREE tools which are great for those who prefer guidance from another human being.


The following web-sites provide FREE on-line quizzes…


A-Life is simple and oh-so-easy to use… and with a 20 question ’directions’ quiz, results are lightening fast!

Many of the careers recommended for you (based on your results) have short videos to watch as well. 


My-Future Is a great Australian career web-site. Try the two links provided at the page called: Tools that help you build your career.

My-future has loads of other excellent features and is worth a cruise-by.


This UK based web site Icould is a the bomb!  Easy to get around and lot’s of features to give your career decision-making-processes a work-out.  The fast buzz quiz will sort out your personality traits, and make career recommendations based upon the results.


The following web-sites / suggestions (may) have costs involved.


My Career Match is prettily epic, and you can spend $19.95 and 15 minutes of your time, to get some great results.

WAIT… Check with your school first, as they may already have a subscription to this site or have a partnership with a University (eg RMIT) where  you can get your results for free.


Career Voyage* (by Jiig-Cal) is a great tool too, and if you were to book in a session at GOTAFE (for example) you will be able to get some fabulous results from Career Voyage’s  online quiz.


You can, if you wish to spend the money, attend personal one-on-one career sessions with qualified practitioners at Careers Fast Track*. 


The most popular job-hunting guide in the world, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, has sold more than 10 million copies in 27 countries.

Now, for the very first time, you can work through WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? JOB-HUNTER’S WORKBOOK on your device!

Step-by-step exercises will help you discover your favourite #I-Self!!  Cost: $4.99

Author: Richard Bolles

Visit your app store to download….

 *Teachers can become qualified practitioners in these programs after relevant training.

I am happy to add more items to this list, if you know of a cool resource let me know!
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