Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body, has designed and developed an online toolkit to aide those in search of careers information, advice and guidance. My World of Work (or My Wow) will help you find all the advice and information that you need to win that next job or develop your career.

Having contributed to policy development under the auspices of Curriculum for Excellence and Building the Curriculum 4 – Skills for Learning, Life and Work, I’m pleased to see that SDS has incorporated these themes as such:


  • Career Choices
  • CVs and Covering Letters
  • Find a Job
  • Job Interviews
  • Help your child with their career
  • Industries


  • Developing Skills and Strengths
  • Ways to Learn
  • Funding
  • Apprenticeships and Training Programmes
  • Scottish Qualifications Explained


  • Career Development
  • Career Changes
  • Support
  • Employment Rights
  • Redundancy

This is a fantastic resource and will shortly be used across all secondary schools in Scotland, though of course where applicable, those elsewhere across the international community may find it equally valuable. It is an essential toolkit to support 16+ Learning Choices and More Choices, More Chances – with a specific role in both universal and targetted support for those young people 15 – 19 and beyond, both in school and in other learning settings.

It’s still in beta mode – currently under development, but you can access the site and send SDS feedback. I’ve added a link at the bottom of this post. Here is an outline of what is on offer:

Work out who

With My CV tool, whether you’re applying for your first job, updating your skills and experience or preparing for a career change, this tool can help.

Work out what

Discover your skills and strengths and which careers may be right for you. My DNA is an engaging tool which helps you to build up your profile. My Strengths is an easy to use tool to help identify your strengths and learn more about them.

Work out which

There is a Careers A–Z which will help you to get from A to B. Check out the case study videos and listen to people talking about their jobs and career paths.

Work out where

Find out about the learning and training options open to you with the Course Choices tool.

Work out when

Discover live job opportunities online using the Job Search tool.

Visit the site at:



Posted by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction

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