3 free resources for career development professionals

Career counselor advising clientNovember is National Career Development Month, sponsored by the National Career Development Association, and CareerOneStop is kicking it off with this list of the top three CareerOneStop resources for counselors, according to feedback from career advisors this year.

1. Assessments

CareerOneStop now offers two free assessments to help you help your clients find good career fits. Both assessments are designed to be taken independently, and allow users to print  their list of career results to share with you.

The Interest Assessment is a short 30-question assessment that provides career explorers with a list of occupations that link to complete career profiles of each occupation. The Interest Assessment was constructed from O*NET’s Interest Profiler, which is based on Dr. John Holland’s theory that people’s interests and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups, Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.

The Skills Matcher is a 40-question skills assessment. Your clients will get a list with average pay, typical education, and the employment outlook for the careers that best match their skills. The Skills Matcher uses a subset of 40 of O*NET’s KSAs to match users to occupations.

2. Career reports

Help clients learn about in-demand occupations in any state, or nationwide.  CareerOneStop’s Career Reports offer snapshots of which occupations have the most openings, are fastest-growing (or slowest), pay the most, or employ the most workers—in any state or for the country as a whole. Data includes typical wages and education needed, and users can select any occupation in the reports to view a complete career profile. with up-to-date employment data for their local area. Check out the reports below:

3. Career videos

CareerOneStop’s Video Library includes hundreds of career videos–each one a visual career description. The videos are organized into 16 career clusters, so your clients can explore general fields of interest, or go directly to selected career video. All career videos are recently updated and include career details such as tasks, work settings, education needed, and more.


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