The research demonstrates factors that may worsen a person’s chance of securing decent work. More importantly, the research pinpoints psychological factors that may also improve a person’s chances of getting decent work–and this is where ACCELL is focused on making a difference. These so-called c haracteristic adaptations that improve a person’s chances of working in a good job can be learned. For example, one of the most important factors is self-efficacy associated with well defined job search strategies that target the “right job” not just “any job”. The “any job” strategy is a recipe for poor outcomes–despite what some politicians may say. Professional career development practitioners (., Career Development Association of Australia ) know about these strategies and how to develop their clients’ self-efficacy. Our R&D will sharpen the tools for improving their effectiveness and positive impact.