Wondering what types of careers might be a good fit for your skills? Or need a better way to describe your skills on a resume?

CareerOneStop’s new Skills Matcher has some answers. The Skills Matcher

  • helps identify the skills you have,
  • provides career options that match your current skills,
  • and strengthens your skills awareness as you plan next steps for your career.

Career explorers can map their current skills to a range of career possibilities by answering 40 quick questions using CareerOneStop’s new Skills Matcher.

The Skills Matcher is online and free of charge at www.careeronestop.org/SkillsMatcher for anybody seeking to start, change, or advance on their career path.

The Skills Matcher is based on the O*NET knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) data. It uses a statistical formula to compare users’ ratings to ratings associated with more than 900 O*NET occupations.

The career details are based on authoritative occupation and labor market information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and O*NET.

The Skills Matcher is a valuable addition to CareerOneStop’s comprehensive suite of career, training, and job search web products.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides free employment and career resources to job seekers, students, employers, and workforce professionals throughout the United States.

CareerOneStop resources are available in English or Spanish, and can be used by individuals alone or with workforce professionals using desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Please contact CareerOneStop with your feedback or questions:

Phone: 1.877.348.0502

TTY: 1.877.348.0501

Email: info@CareerOneStop.org

Website: www.CareerOneStop.org

                   

The Job Finder Tool

To highlight for you some of the features of the CareerOneStop Job Finder tool, which is updated daily and is simple to use, the tool pulls jobs from:

  • National Labor Exchange (NLx - a national nonprofit partnership between state workforce agencies and employers)
  • America’s Job Exchange (AJE - a leading destination for employers seeking diversity recruitment and OFCCP compliance)
  • CareerBuilder
  • Indeed.

The Employment Recovery Website

Since workforce professionals and career counselors are offering new or expanded virtual services, CareerOneStop.org (COS) recently released the Employment Recovery website.  This new online resource contains information for those impacted by layoffs, natural disasters, etc.  

The site’s major sections include:

  • Top news
  • Unemployment and more
  • Find a job now
  • Explore a new career.

See also the Disaster Recovery Resources on CareerOneStop for more resources.