Research Career Profiles
You’ve worked hard to gain the skills and experience you’ve acquired in your current and previous jobs, but now you might be ready for a change. If you’re not sure how to make the transition to a new occupation, you can start your career research here. We’ve worked with the Department of Labor to bring you detailed information on dozens of top careers in the US so you can make an informed decision about your future. Start by selecting a State and Industry from the drop-down boxes below to research the typical wage and duties and required skills and training for careers within that industry.
Here are the ten best ways to find answers:
1. Interview people in the work you are considering. Most people are happy to talk about their work. This is called Information Interviewing, and you want to learn how to do it.
2. Click on those jobs you identify when taking the Career Key test. You will learn a great deal about each one in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).
3. Explore several “Special Features” of the OOH: on each occupation’s page, make sure to click on the “How to become one” tab to get education and training information, visit Sources of Career Information, and the new Occupation Finder.
4. Go to local government agencies for state and local information.
5. Go to the Library. It has excellent sources. Ask the librarian for help
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Finding Jobs in Your Local Area
Tips for Finding a Job In Your Area
The best way to find jobs in your town or city is to use multiple strategies at once. Read below for a list of techniques to use to find a job in your area. While you might not use all of these strategies, pick the ones that are right for you.
Check out Job Search Engines
Visit Local Job Search Sites
Check out Company Websites
Try Community Boards
Check State Resources
Visit Career Fairs
Join an Alumni Association
Find me a job — now!
A recruiter can act as your liaison to hiring managers, share industry information and career resources that support your job hunt, and even coach you on the finer points of assembling your job-search materials. Working with a recruiter is almost as simple as saying, “Please find me a job.”
Here are 10 ways a specialized recruiting agency can help boost your search for the ideal job:
1. Connect you with prospects
2. Act as your personal guide
3. Market your talent
4. Provide industry insight
5. Refine your resume
6. Polish your application package
7. Add to your skill set
8. Offer valuable resources
9. Provide interview coaching
10. Help you thrive
Search for your dream job while on the go with the best job-search apps available.
From ordering food to looking for love, there’s an app for that. The job search is no different. These days, looking for a job doesn’t mean combing through newspaper listings or being confined to desktop websites. Instead, there are a number of job-search apps and job-search tips that can help you stay connected and on top of your job hunt, even while on the go.
Reasons Companies Might Interview You Even if a Job Wasn’t Posted
• They were planning on posting a relevant job soon, and you caught them at the right time (you’d be amazed how much luck goes into a job search. This can absolutely happen)
• They’re growing fast and want talented people in general. Many growth-stage companies are always looking for ambitious talent, and if you go out of your way to email them even when they don’t have a job posted, you’ll definitely get their attention!
What to Put in Your Email/Application
However you choose to apply to these companies, make sure to explain why they caught your eye in your cover letter or email.
Saying “I need a job” isn’t good enough. You need to show a company why you want THEIR job. So you need to show:
1. You’ve done your research and know something about them
2. You know what you’re looking to do next in your career, and their company seems to fit that
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