Job Search Assistance

Career Gateway

Are you looking for a new career? Do you know what it takes to land that next job? The Career Gateway is a way to access online tools, resources and support to help you find and earn rewarding careers. Managing your career is a process, and it can be different for each person. The Job Seeker’s Guide conveniently has 5 steps to help you in your transition:

  • Step 1: Assess Yourself -  How do you know where to go if you don’t know where you are? This step helps you discover and organize all of your skills, interests, and values that are necessary to explore the world of work and present yourself to a potential employer.
  • Step 2: Explore Careers - Can you name all 900 occupations that exist in the world of work? Neither can we. In this step you will learn how to take all the information you learned about yourself in Step 1 and explore occupations that fit the person you are today, without reading through all 900 occupational descriptions. You will learn how to research the educational requirements, tasks, outlook and growth, average salaries, and skills necessary for occupations that interest you.
  • Step 3: Create a Plan & Set Goals - Now that you have narrowed down the direction you want to go in, setting goals and making a plan will improve your chances of getting there.
  • Step 4: Expand Skills - In this step you will list the skills you need to learn and where to get them before you start the job search.
  • Step 5: Find a Job - Are you ready? You are going to need an updated resume, a winning cover letter, and in some situations a portfolio of samples of work. You will also need to know how to use your contacts to tap into that hidden job market. This step will provide you with information and activities to really make you stand out.

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