Career advisers and teachers

Illustrative representation of Career advisers and teachers

You can help young people by being a source of practical information, encouragement and constructive suggestions.

You can refer young people to Job Jumpstart for them to explore by themselves or you can use the website to find resources for lesson plans.

Job Jumpstart tools and resources

In the Job Jumpstart toolbox you will find fact sheets, tips sheets and workbooks which you might like to use in lesson plans. The resources align with six key learning areas:

  1. Job search strategy: uncover all the different places where young people can find job vacancies and get tips on how to approach employers directly
  2. Applying for jobs: help demystify the process of writing résumés and cover letters and performing at interviews
  3. Know about jobs and employers: help your students understand labour market demand, where the jobs are, what employers want and what’s expected of them in the workplace
  4. Know what you want and can offer: build your students' self-awareness about what they want to get out of work right now, what they want in the long-term and what they have to offer employers
  5. Work experience: help young people understand the benefits of work experience, the different ways they can organise it, plus using it to impress employers and making career decisions
  6. Networking and personal presentation: build your students' communication skills by helping them develop confidence in talking to employers

Working through resources in the Job Jumpstart Toolbox with your students can support them to develop and apply practical skills in communication, planning and organising and self-management.

The Toolbox also contains a presentation Making informed career choices - supporting secondary school students (developed by the Department of Jobs and Small Business) which may be of use when talking to students and parents. It provides a range of employment related information, including advice from employers, that can help young people make career decisions. 

You can have confidence in the Job Jumpstart resources because they were developed in association with professionally recognised career advisers from the Career Industry Council of Australia.

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Job Jumpstart Résumé Quiz - New!

The Job Jumpstart Résumé Quiz is an engaging, fun and easy-to-use learning tool that aims to educate job seekers on how to draft and tailor a résumé to a specific job. 

This tool asks users to help one of our virtual job seekers to tailor their résumé to a job they want. The tool includes prompts and hints to help users build a résumé that matches the job seeker's skills and experience to the needs of the employer.

We'd love your feedback on the quiz and how we can improve the tool. The quiz takes around 10 minutes to complete.

Take the quiz!

Ordering hardcopy products

We also offer a range of products for distribution to students including our Job Jumpstart postcards and our Job search basics workbook. Digital copies of these resources are available below. To request copies of these products please email us at jobjumpstart@jobs.gov.au.

Resources to help you:

…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.