Thinking of a new career? Laid off and wondering if going back into the same occupational field is the right move? Many people find themselves in this boat everyday, yet are unsure of how to proceed or where they may find help.
Washington State’s WorkSource offers the opportunity to explore different careers paths, based on past positions. This resource, called mySkills myFuture, offers the ability to compare different careers, seek training, and search for jobs. It’s also very simple to use.
For example, typing in a past position of human resources business partner yields a career match of business teachers in the post-secondary field. In addition, the tool lists the best matches of particular position titles, the ability to see jobs and businesses with those titles, wage information, and required education. If additional training and skills are required, the tool also allows searches to find that training. Further searching by location and within distance of a location is also an option.
Another perk of this resource is the designation of whether a position has a bright outlook and is expected to quickly grow and have many openings within the next few years. The tool also lists those positions that are considered green, meaning they might yield jobs that are into recycling, reducing pollution, or conserving energy; a neat idea for the more earth-conscious career seeker.
Become familiar with the different career resources and tools offered by WorkSource. Some of the options available for help might be surprising!