Tag: career advice

Career resources for youth: how to get started

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Information overload is one of the biggest downsides of the information age: sometimes it seems like there are so many available resources, data, information, and advice, it can be hard to know where to get started. CareerOneStop’s GetMyFuture website for young

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New Year goal #1: Join a professional association

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Make 2017 the year you take a step that could be very good for your job search, and probably even better for your long term career success: join a professional association.

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Find the certifications employers value the most

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Ready to boost your career?

Earning a certification is a great place to start.

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Promising careers within reach

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What kind of job could you get that pays well, but won’t take much extra training? A new study by Mathematica Policy Research just made the answer easier to find.

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Differentiating a nontraditional career path

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Nontraditional careers, tailored to individual needs and based on more than one source of income, are increasingly appealing.

Guest author Ron Elsdon elaborates in his book How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption

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Finding direction for the year ahead

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Before you leap into 2016 goals and intentions, see what you can discover by reflecting on the year that was.

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Jobs on the decline: Watch for narrowing job openings

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Wondering whether openings in your field are narrowing down, or if you will find job openings after investing in a training program?

To chart your future, take a look at these jobs on the decline, and what factors may be behind the changes.

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What’s next? Planning beyond high school for youth with disabilities

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Youth across the country developed a guide for youth with disabilities to explore their options after high school.

Learn more about Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success!

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3 tips for getting a job when you have a criminal record

Job hunting is hard work under any circumstances, but nearly 70 million U.S. adults face an additional challenge: convincing an employer to hire them when they have a criminal record.

So what can you do if you’re one of those 70 million? Here are three steps you can take to increase your chances of being hired.

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What is the best place to work?

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Looking for a guide to finding your best workplace?

Ron Friedman wrote a fun, easy-to-read book entitled The Best Place to Work. He found that great workplaces around the world share similar traits. Regardless of type of job or organization, people need to experience a sense of competence, connectedness to others, and autonomy in the workplace.

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