A career adviser colleague of mine asked about reliable online resources to find out about careers. As usual, I pointed her to CareerOneStop, a free website from the U.S. Department of Labor.
CareerOneStop has profiles on hundreds of occupations and details their skills, training requirements, salaries, and more. It’s a great website for someone who just wants to explore their career options, or a job seeker who needs specifics to add to his or her resume.
I don’t tell people about CareerOneStop because I work for them (which I do), but because it is a needed tool with a lot of good info.
One section of CareerOneStop that just got a huge update is the Worker Ree-Employment portal. This section has a ton of information for people recently laid off, have questions about filing for unemployment, or want to make a career change.
The information about short-term training is especially helpful for job seekers who want to change careers but need a degree or certification for their new job.
Job seekers with work experience who aren’t sure what other jobs they might qualify for can use mySkillsmyFuture.
CareerOneStop is a national tool with state and regional information. That means if you are thinking about moving to a new state in the hopes of finding work, you can use CareerOneStop to compare salary information, hiring demand, and cost of living expenses before you move.