Thinking of changing careers or simply pursuing a second interest on the side of your current career track? Taking on something new can be both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. Luckily, there are some great resources available via the Internet to guide you through the career change or finding a career process.
Here are 5 Don’t Miss Career Resources to Check Out.
1.O*Net–This comprehensive site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor will walk you through the process of new career identification and transition. The My Next Move section will allow you to search for detailed descriptions of jobs by keywords or browse careers by industry. If you are really not sure which way you want to head, this section also offers a interest profiler which takes your answers to questions about your likes and matches to potential careers.
Additionally, O*Net offers a special section for veterans and for individuals desiring to learn more about Green Careers. This site is also a great place to find out about current in demand occupations.
2.CareerOneStop–Also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site ties in with and expands on O*Net. Access state job banks, the locations of physical career centers in your area and the HealthCare Virtual Career Network through this website. If you have recently lost a job, a special My Skills, My Future section is available to walk you through the next steps.
3.Quintessential Careers-The Job and Career Resources for Career-Changers section of this excellent site offers a variety of links to helpful articles and career assessment tools and tests. Stay around and click through some of the other sections of this site including Resumes and CVs and Job Interviewing.
4.The You Project: Best Career Change Resources-Martin, the gentleman behind this website, has a very nicely laid out career change section. It offers both a helpful list of career change books with summaries of each and article and website recommendations with similar summaries.
5.CareerBuilder on YouTube-A range of advice via video from human resources experts is available here. Pieces such as How to Reskill Yourself in Today’s Workplace and How to Explain Resume Gaps are great places to start.
Your can sort the videos on this site by playlist to make viewing information on the topics that you want easier.
Though career change or starting out in a first career may seem daunting, the internet has opened up easy access to expert resources to help you every step of the way. Take full advantage of all the great information that is simply waiting for a click of your mouse.
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