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Career Toolkit

A toolkit to create your own personal career guide

The most satisfying career is one that involves your personal goals and values. It is also a career in which you feel in control and empowered. The best way to achieve this is to create your own career guide. After all, nobody knows you better than you know yourself.

You can also read more about career strategies and browse current job vacancies with the Victorian Government, to see the full range of our diverse employment opportunities.

To assist you to develop your career plans and goals, you can download a career toolkit here.

An introduction to the career guide toolkit

The career guide toolkit is divided into five sections. Each section addresses a specific area of career planning, to ensure your planning is thorough and effective.

Career plan/strategy

It is great to think big as you plan your career. This section of the career guide toolkit helps you set out your career aspirations in an objective, concrete way.

Life values

What if your dream job has requirements that conflict with important personal values? This section helps you identify and decide what values and preferences are important to you.

General requirements of a job

This section of the career guide toolkit focuses on where you are right now - where your career is, how satisfying your current work is, and what steps you can put in place to find more rewarding and enjoyable roles.

Skills, knowledge and personal attributes

The better you know yourself, the more likely it is that you will find a long and satisfying career. In this section you will list the things you do best, the conditions you seek in a job, and your short- and long-term goals.

Barriers to career planning

No matter how thoroughly you plan, life will sometimes present obstacles. This important section of the career guide toolkit helps you understand and deal with factors that support your career plans and those that hinder them.