With over 800,000 registered users, myfuture the national career information service, now has a refreshed look.
The site helps young Australians to shape their futures by exploring how their interests and skills relate to a range of career options and vocational and higher education pathways.
Changes made to the site have been informed by best practice research methods, the resources on myfuture remain, but improved navigation and personalisation features have been introduced, and a more modern design makes for better engagement.
The website features a new ‘My Favourites’ section where users can collect content saved and bookmarked throughout the website and a new ‘Glossary’ page that links and defines words throughout the website to build career knowledge.
Creating a Career Profile with myfuture is free and provides students with a private place to engage in self-reflection and develop self-awareness, allowing them to discover occupations, courses and industries aligned to their skills, interests and values.
myfuture also offers targeted resources and professional development opportunities for those who support or influence career choices, such as teachers, career practitioners, parents and carers.
Research highlights the importance of career awareness and exploration for students from an early schooling age to ensure they don’t unwittingly narrow their career pathway choices.
“Australia’s economy is changing in ways never seen before and young Australians are being disproportionately impacted by these changes. Looking ahead, it is critical that every school student has access to career information and guidance that is future-focused and personalised. myfuture provides relevant, up to date and trusted resources that support young people to have greater confidence in the career choices they are making,” said Education Services Australia CEO, Andrew Smith.
“Australia’s number one source of high-quality, unbiased, freely accessible career information just got even better. Our team has worked collaboratively with myfuture users and career development experts to ensure we continue to enhance the platform.”
During user testing, over 80 per cent of existing myfuture users said the refreshed website was ‘easier’ or ‘significantly easier’ to use than the existing website.
“Everything in the one place! Thank you.”
“I am both a teacher and a parent of high school students. I will be suggesting my children have a look at this site in the coming weeks/years when career pathways are discussed.”
“A really rich source of information presented in an accessible and engaging way. This is so valuable.”