future thinking

Getting a head start

Getting a head start includes four challenges relating to motivation, career agility, autonomy and goal setting.

Design your future

This resource is designed to help students recognise the relevance of a unit (course) of study to their future lives and work. For this reason, it is a really useful inclusion in foundational, communication or careers units.

Career story: Accomplishing your goals

This career story features an internationally renowned novelist who pursued her passion for writing stories that people would enjoy reading. The account is a great resource to develop students’ understanding of the importance of doing what they love, and finding ways to accomplish their goals.

Featured resource: What changes in work can tell you about your future

Our featured resource for this week is ‘What changes in work can tell you about your future‘. The nature of work is changing fast. This impacts on students’ career thinking and preparation because they need to be prepared for ongoing change. Use this resource to encourage students to consider the changing nature of work and how this might impact their own careers. In working through the resource, students will consider how work changes over time, what causes changes to work, and how work might change in the future. This resource will be most useful to students and educators if students have first created a personalised employability profile as part of the Developing EmployABILITY process. Find out more about the process here. Members of the Developing EmployABILITY community can acce...

What changes in work can tell you about your future

In working through this resource, students will consider the changing nature of work and how this might impact their own careers. The activities focus on how work changes over time, the factors that influence change, and how they can best prepare.

Featured resource: Plotting your preferences

This week’s featured resource is ‘Plotting your preferences’ .  This resource helps students to pinpoint strengths, identify possible future directions, and learn more about themselves.  A great activity for Semester 1. If you’re a member of the Developing Employability community, you can access ‘Plotting your preferences’ here. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free here to access all of our resources and join the conversation. 

Engineer your future

This resource is designed to help students recognise the relevance of a unit (course) of study to their future lives and work. For this reason, it is a really useful inclusion in non-technicist and foundation units.

Conceptualising music careers II

Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Conceptualising music careers I‘, ‘Embracing the ‘e’ word (entrepreneurship)‘ and ‘Getting what you want in music I‘.

Resource set: Building a career with creativity and resilience

This resource set draws on the career story of acclaimed author Liz Byrski. The tool illustrates that many successful career paths are far from linear. It includes a career visioning tool, a career story and a snapshot of the work of writing graduates.

How much do you know already?

Use this resource with students, to encourage them to audit their  skills, knowledge and experience, and to find out how much they know already.

Get to know your dream work

This tool challenges students to track work opportunities the course of a semester and to develop a plan to achieve these. Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Finding your mission‘ and ‘The Musician’s Lifestyle Quiz‘.

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