Job Jumpstart – helping teens get a jumpstart on their career!

Job Jumpstart logo with the words "Your Career. Your Future" Australian Government Department of Employment
High school 12-18 years

Not sure how to help your teen start planning for their career? The Job Jumpstart website can help!  It has lots of information, activities and resources to help your teen get a jumpstart on their career. Find out more.

What is Job Jumpstart?

Job Jumpstart is a website that provides a one-stop-shop for employment planning and job search information.

Developed by the Department of Employment in consultation with young people, the website offers a range of articles, workbooks and links to help your teen:

  • work out what type of jobs might suit them
  • understand the personal traits Australian employers look for when hiring
  • build their confidence to contact employers directly about jobs
  • understand what’s meant by ‘employability’ skills and how to build them
  • learn how to access the ‘hidden’ job market.

The Job Jumpstart site also provides recruitment insights from Australian employers and information and links to relevant Government resources, including help with financial planning and budgeting, and information on workplace rights and responsibilities.

Information for parents

The Job Jumpstart website has a Help for advisers page, which offers dedicated information and assistance for parents, career advisers and anyone providing support to a young person thinking about their future career.

Check out the great Toolbox – it provides dozens of printable workbooks that you can work through with your teen to support their employment planning and job search activities.

It’s never too early for your teen to start thinking about career options.

Visit jobjumpstart.employment.gov.au today!

Last modified on Monday 20 February 2017 [49|735]

Learning Potential application running on phone

Download the App on the Play Store Download the App on iTunes