It’s always helpful to have some great tools to get a job done. So I thought I’d share a few career exploration tools that can help you expand your options for a bright future.
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis unveiled My Next Move, a new, free, and easy-to-use online career search tool. “By leveraging technology in a user-friendly tool, My Next Move will help those seeking career guidance learn more about work opportunities in fields that are of interest to them and that are likely to have job openings today and well into the future.”
Use My Next Move to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Discover related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. Find careers through a keyword search; by browsing industries; or through the new 60-item, web-based O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form, a tool that offers career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience. My Next Move was developed by the National Center for O*NET Development through a cooperative grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ohio also has a tailored piece of software that provides not only current job postings in a specified area, but allows you to create an account, upload a resume, and review articles on employment topics. It, too, has a career exploration tool for youth as well as adults.
OhioMeansJobs.com is a window for employers to look for Ohio-based talent, post job opportunities, and integrate employment events into a single, cost free point of contact. The bottom line is job seeker resumes can be reviewed by employers searching for qualified workers.
This website is a result of partnerships between Monster.com, Indeed, and Ohio Business Gateway along with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
At your local level, Ohio Hi-Point’s Adult Education Department offers a career exploration workshop on a monthly basis. This well-developed workshop is at no charge and will provide you with options based on your interests, aptitudes, and goals. For more information or to register for the next session, please contact Jay Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org She brings a rich history of working with adult students and supporting the career exploration experience.
It’s time to pick up your tools and plan your career pathway. Let us know how we can be of further help in the process.
Sharon Halter serves as the coordinator of Ohio Hi-Point’s Adult Basic & Literacy Education program.