My Next Midlife Crisis

Project Info

Team Members


2 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description


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How to Plan My Next Midlife Crisis

A project from the team with noname

One thing that unites the members of the team with noname is that they never quite knew what careers they wanted to end up in. At this time they’ve both had career changes which they have termed their ‘midlife crisis’ which started by not being happy in their current roles and wanting to try something else.
The world of work has changed, and now young Australians are expected to change career 5 times and job 17 times on average. [1]
Therefore we need a tool that will assist people to navigate multiple careers and understand how their previous experience can assist in future endeavors. To help people navigate this complex path My Next Midlife Crisis tool answers the following questions:
* Which careers suit me?
* What does this career actually do?
* Which of my current competencies should I lean on when I’m looking to change careers?
* If I’m not happy in my current career – which careers could I transition to easily?
* If I’m not happy in my current career – which careers can I transition to with some more skills?

Which careers suit me?
A user can enter their skills/ competencies into the My Next Midlife Crisis dashboard and get a list of careers that suit their input. It also allows users to see what their competency level actually means in terms of job opportunities.
“As a school leaver I don’t think that university is right for me, so rather than go straight away I want to try a career now. I like computers and was OK at maths at school. I can read and write but it’s not my favorite thing. For the other competencies I’m OK at them.”
From this input the user can see that they are suited to several Engineering Technical roles, they can then click on each of them and see what the job entails and what competencies that they need to complete.
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Dashboard showing which careers suit me

What does this career actually do?
A user can see the required competencies on all of the screens as well as a breakdown of what each role does. If a user moves their mouse over this chart they can see an additional breakdown of career tasks.
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Information about what this career does

Which of my current competencies should I lean on when I’m looking to change careers?
A user looking to interview in another career needs to understand which of their competencies they can lean on in interviews and emphasise in CV’s and cover letters when pursuing new types of opportunities.
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Carry over competencies

If I’m not happy in my current career – which careers could I transition to easily?
A user can look up which careers they already have the core competencies for to transition into immediately. This gives them a list of possible careers which can be clicked on individually.
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Looking at other careers

If I’m not happy in my current career – which careers can I transition to with some more skills?
A user can see which careers they match even if they do not have all the core competencies for now – this function gives them a development pathway to help them upskill themselves so they can change roles in the future.
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Looking at other careers

Next steps
* Add in pathways to training
* Add in information about that career in your area, including numbers of and salaries
* Seed funding
* Build out and publish dashboard
* Approach careers websites (ie Seek) to link through to dashboard

[1]: New Work Order Report


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Australia Skills Classification dataset

Description of Use Used to import into power bi to underpin the dashbaord

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Youth education and employment

How might we use publicly available data to identify education and employment opportunities for our youth?

Go to Challenge | 25 teams have entered this challenge.

Exploring the National Skills Commission’s Australian Skills Classification

How can the general public learn about and be encouraged to interact with the Australian Skills Classification to identify skills within occupations, identify their own skillsets and identify transferability to other occupations of interest?

Eligibility: Participants must use the Australian Skills Classification dataset.

Go to Challenge | 25 teams have entered this challenge.