Career Development

iPAD AND ANDROID APPS & WEB2 TOOLS FOR CAREER PROFESSIONALS

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Click to download the CDAA WA Division  Good Theory Good Practice  (GTGP)  presentations (CDAA, GTGP PD Day, 1st September 2012)

Use the App “Discovr” to find useful Apps

  • Career Nxt Step – $0.99 – The Your Nxt Step App provides careers guidance and interactive tools to help a young person pursue and fullfil their career ambitions.
  • Plan Career – $0.99 – Career goal setting can be the difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life.
  • CareerOne – Free
  • Career Test – Free – Career Test has been developed by Central Test, the leader in online psychometric testing for HR professionals
  • Jobinterview – Free – “The content is helpful and is exactly what you would expect from such an app. While a lot of the tips seem to be common sense, they could be extremely useful to those who desire a good practice and preparation tool for their interview.” -appadvice.com
  • Livebinders – is a free App and allow access to your Livebinder resources.  The Webbased version provides access to other shared binder resources.
  • The Careerbuilder.com iPhone app was the first of its kind when it came out last year and is still quite popular because of its brand name and built-in geolocation technology. It’s a free application that enables you to search for a new job from wherever you are, and has the full functionality of the Careerbuilder.com website. The application automatically determines which city you’re currently in and allows you to find a job using a keyword search.
  • Job Compass uses the iPhone’s locator feature to hone in on your position on a map and then gives you the ability to search for a job within a 5 to 100 mile radius. This application will help you find out what jobs are available around you.   Job Compass used to be a paid application and is now free.
  • Now Hiring, an application that costs 99 cents, is great for anyone looking for a new job or complete career change. With Now Hiring, you can save your job searches, email search results to yourself or others, filter searches by miles, date, relevance, full/part-time, contract, internship or temporary and search by city, state, province, zip code, or postcode. Searches are available in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain and India. The app retrieves only the latest jobs that are open, so you’re up-to-date and not applying for jobs that aren’t available anymore.
  • Job Finder aggregates jobs from multiple job sites, instead of you having to visit them all individually. All you have to do is specify the locations that you’re interested in and your other preferences and this application will remember them and use them whenever you open it in the future. The application uses RSS to gather information and aggregate it from job sources such as SimplyHired, StarTribune.com’s jobs, Hireability.com and others. Job Finder organizes jobs into 73 categories, including Accounting, Advertising, Government/Military, Insurance, IT, Law Enforcement/Security, Transport/Logistics, etc. The app costs 99 cents.
  • Craigster, the iPhone application for Craigslist, is a great place to search for jobs in your respective area. At 99 cents, you’re able to search all cities on Craigslist. You can search or browse through thousands of classifieds, bookmark your favorite searches, email listing to friends and call numbers directly from listings. Also, you can view locations with direct address links to Maps, post your own classifieds with pictures taken from your iPhone and save drafts of your posts that you can finish up later.
  • LinkedIn … browse through your LinkedIn connections and search for jobs. There is also an address book integration utility and the ability for you to save your search history and results. Just like on LinkedIn.com, you can search profiles, which include avatars and bios, and connect with professionals or friends. You can invite people to LinkedIn and receive network updates wherever you go. Downloading the LinkedIn application is free.
  • For 99 cents, iJobs delivers millions of job listings to your iPhone. There is a keyword search that allows for searching against a word in a title, description, salary and more. In addition, there is an auto detect on your location, a zip code search and a feature that automatically saves your last search. Similar to the other applications, you can add jobs to your list of favorites and filter the results by category, company, title, industry and employee type.
  • While LinkedIn is great for searching for a job and building a network, ABContacts is focused on managing your contacts and organizing them into groups. For $3.99 (you can try a free, lite version here), you can create dynamic groups based on rules. There are five different types of rules and they work on first name, last name, company, notes, job title, department and so on. Rules can be combined into even greater filters and Microsoft Outlook users can create these groups on the iPhone as well. You can show upcoming birthdays, events, unfiled contacts and more. There is an option to display contact pictures as well.
  • BeamME is a free and universal business card exchange application on the iPhone. It allows you to send your personal or business card from your iPhone to any mobile device or computer, including BlackBerry devices and Macs. Your new contact can add your information to their address book through an optimized vCard. You also get complete tracking information on everyone you’ve met through rmbrme.com, which is an added bonus. There is a free and pro version ($7.99) of BeamME available right now. Instead of wasting paper printing business cards, this is another viable and innovative solution for you.
  • A job search isn’t complete without a reactionary method, where you setup your domain name and hiring managers discover you through Google. Everyone should have their own domain name because it ranks highly in search and because it allows you to advertise your brand for a minimal cost. Domain App is an iPhone application that lets you search and register domain names from the convenience of your phone, providing you with access to a whopping 80 domain name extensions.
  • Aside from searching for domain availability, there is instant domain registration, the ability to bookmark your search results and Whois information. This app is free.

CAREER LINKS SITE

NCDA Internet Sites for Career Planning

Database of useful web links resources

CAREER BODIES

The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is a national organisation of practitioners who work in the career development industry either for themselves or others, providing a range of career services for people entering the workforce, managing their work and life roles, or changing careers.
Members work in a range of settings, including small to medium businesses, education, employment, rehabilitation, corporations, human resources, government service and community.

The site contains information and resources about the career development industry, careers practice and the CDAA.

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is the national peak body for the career industry. Its membership comprises key career development organisations in Australia. CICA’s focus is on quality assurance through the implementation and embedding of professional standards for Australian career development practitioners, quality frameworks and assessment for career service and program providers. CICA promotes access to quality career development services for all Australians across the life-span with a particular emphasis on career management skills.

The site contains information on professional standards, a list of CICA endorsed course providers to qualify as professional career development practitioners and useful career related research for the career industry.

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Job Guide describes over 500 occupations and education and training requirements for each of those occupations. It also includes information on how you can plan your career, explore training pathways and provides practical advice on finding a job. www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au

myfuture is an online career service designed to help you explore and plan your career. myfuture has a personal career exploration and decision making tool and provides information about occupations, scholarships, study and training options. www.myfuture.edu.au

Year 12—what next? is an online resource with tips and ideas about exploring different career pathways and further education and training options.
www.year12whatnext.gov.au

Australian Apprenticeships combine paid work with structured training to give young people nationally recognised industry qualifications.
www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

The Australian Apprenticeships Access Program helps vulnerable job seekers experiencing barriers to skilled employment to obtain and maintain an Australian Apprenticeship. www.deewr.gov.au/accessprogram

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program aims to help people with a disability to move between school, Vocational Education and Training (VET), university and work. NDCOs can help you with information and advice about post-school options, and put you in touch with appropriate people to help you undertake further study and find suitable employment.
www.deewr.gov.au/ndco

Bullseye Posters link to up to 33 school subjects and the jobs relevant to those fields, and provide information about the education and training levels required.
www.deewr.gov.au/bullseye

Youth Connections can support you to complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification if you are facing difficulties. If you have already left school and didn’t finish Year 12, Youth Connections can help you to get back into education or training. www.youth.gov.au/transitions

OTHER USEFUL SITES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

www.aapathways.com.au Find out about Australian Apprenticeships job pathways and availability.

www.abc.net.au/acedayjobs Videos of Australians working in jobs they are passionate about.

www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au Australian Apprenticeships combine paid work with structured training to give people nationally recognised industry qualifications.

www.communityactivecareers.com.au Information and advice about careers in the community services and health industries.

www.deewr.gov.au/DES Disability Employment Services can help people with disability, injury or health condition to find and keep a job.

www.deewr.gov.au/JSA Job Services Australia gives eligible job seekers increased flexibility and access to support and services.

www.deewr.gov.au/llnp Helps eligible job seekers improve their English language, literacy and numeracy.

www.deewr.gov.au/NEIS The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme helps eligible job seekers interested in starting and running a small business.

www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp VET FEE-HELP is an income contingent loan scheme for the VET sector that assists eligible students undertaking certain VET courses.

www.enya.org.au Promotes the active participation of young people in business.

www.fairwork.gov.au Information about Australia’s national workplace relations system.

www.studyassist.gov.au Study Assist provides information to students about Australian Government assistance for financing tertiary study. The website offers information on courses, providers, Government loan schemes, student support services and publications.

FOR ADULTS

myfuture can help everyone to make career decisions. It has information on industries, occupations, study choices, scholarships, education and training providers, regional employment trends, videos and more. It has a personalised career exploration tool that helps people to discover jobs that suit them, and provides advice for people helping others to make career decisions.
www.myfuture.edu.au

Job Services Australia gives job seekers increased flexibility and access to support and services that are relevant and tailored to their individual circumstances. www.deewr.gov.au/JSA

Australian Apprenticeships combine paid work with structured training to give people nationally recognised industry qualifications.
www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

The Australian Apprenticeships Access Program helps vulnerable job seekers experiencing barriers to skilled employment to obtain and maintain an Australian Apprenticeship. www.deewr.gov.au/accessprogram

Disability Employment Services can help people with disability, injury or health condition to find and keep a job. www.deewr.gov.au/DES

Study Assist provides information to students about Australian Government assistance for financing tertiary study. The website offers information on courses, providers, Government loan schemes, student support services and publications. www.studyassist.gov.au

The Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program helps eligible job seekers improve their English language and/or literacy and numeracy skills so they can achieve long-term employment or undertake further study or training as a pathway to employment. www.deewr.gov.au/llnp

Job Search is one of Australia’s largest free online job websites. It is funded and operated by the Australian Government to help job seekers find jobs and career information. www.jobsearch.gov.au

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program aims to help people with a disability to move between Vocational Education and Training (VET), university and work. www.deewr.gov.au/ndco

The Job Guide website describes over 500 occupations and their education and training requirements. It includes information on career planning and exploring pathways. www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES FOR ADULTS

www.aapathways.com.au Find out where Australian Apprenticeships are available and follow links to job pathways and job descriptions.

www.ala.asn.au Adult Learning Australia represents organisations and individuals in the adult learning field.

www.deewr.gov.au/careeradviceforparents Career Advice for Parents is a free telephone service which provides professional, informed career advice by qualified Career Advisers to assist eligible parents in identifying transferable skills, explore career options and develop a plan of action
to help them achieve their employment goals.

www.career.edu.au Australian Career Development Studies (Component 1) is a free, selfpaced resource for anyone interested in maximising their own career development or helping others with career choices.

www.centrelink.gov.au You may be able to access support services and programs to continue your education and training, or to start work.

www.deewr.gov.au/NEIS The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme helps eligible job seekers interested in starting and running a small business.

www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp VET FEE-HELP is an income contingent loan scheme for the VET sector that assists eligible students undertaking VET courses at the diploma level and above with an approved VET provider.

www.fairwork.gov.au Information and advice about Australia’s national workplace relations system.

www.graduatecareers.com.au Employment and career opportunities for graduates. The Indigenous Employment Line Provides information on Indigenous employment programs phone 1802 102.

www.ics.deewr.gov.au Indigenous Cadetship Support helps Indigenous students by providing money to cover living costs while studying, as well as paid work experience in the holidays or throughout the year.

www.indigenousjobsaustralia.com.au Connects Indigenous Australian job seekers to employers who are searching for Indigenous employees.

www.jobaccess.gov.au Is a one-stop information shop for all matters relating to the employment of people with a disability.

www.joboutlook.gov.au Is a careers and labour market research information site covering around 350 individual occupations.

www.deewr.gov.au/experienceplus Experience+ promotes mature age employment and provides information for employers, mature age job seekers and mature age workers.

www.ntis.gov.au The National Training and Information Service provides information about courses, qualifications, competencies, training packages and Registered Training Organisations.

www.open.edu.au A flexible way to study toward a university degree off-campus.

www.skillsinfo.gov.au Is an online resource with comprehensive and forward looking data on industry employment, skills-related information and links to industries and regions. SkillsInfo has information on education and training, skill shortages, workforce ageing and Information and Communication Technology skills.

www.gooduniguide.com.au A database of courses, careers, and education institutions, as well as ratings and rankings to help you choose between them.

www.training.com.au A vast range of VET information, products and services in Australia.

www.volunteeringaustralia.org Information about a range of opportunities for volunteers.

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