| 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
- 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.