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Why should I get career advice?




According to a recent study conducted by Professor Charles Birch and Management Consultant David Paul, titled 'Life and Work,' 88% of people are dissatisfied with their job. Unhappiness at work can not only affect you personally, but it can also impact upon your family and friends.

Considering the number of hours we work each week, it is important that you find a job that interests you. Life is short! Why not enjoy each day rather than spend your week looking forward to the weekend.

Career advice will help you identify a career and course that match your interests, personality, strengths and values. A career assessment such as the Career Interests Profiler will assess your level of interest in a wide range of occupations to determine the career and area of study that you are most likely to enjoy.

Meeting with a Career Counsellor will then allow you to discuss the results with an independent person and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Career Counsellors should also provide you with career advice on TAFE, college and university courses, employment opportunities, resume writing and interview techniques.


Who will benefit from career advice?

Career advice is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. In particular, it is recommended for the following groups:

  • School leavers who are choosing a career and course;
  • University or college graduates who are looking for career advice and direction;
  • People who are looking for a mid-life career change; and
  • The inquisitive who are interested to see if they are in the 'right' career.


Considering the average number of career changes throughout our lifetime is 5-7 and the average number of job changes is 29*, our interests may change more often that we think. It is therefore recommended that you seek career advice and complete a career test every 1-2 years.

After identifying a suitable career and/or course, it is recommended that you apply for work experience (paid or unpaid) to confirm whether it is the right area for you and speak to people who are currently working in the industry. You will then need to update your resume and tailor it for different positions.

For help with your career, we recommend you start by completing our online career test and then meet with a professional Career Counsellor for further career advice. 


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* Study conducted by Professor Johanna Wynn from Melbourne University, titled 'Youth, Education and Risk: Facing the Future'