In today’s technologically dependent world there is so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you find several hundred or thousand job postings from various job boards.
Explore Research Careers Online without Ads
You can find a lot of good job search information online. However, if you find yourself distracted from pop-ups and ads, here’s a resource with absolutely no ads that you might find helpful:
O*NET OnLine provides detailed reports on occupations and includes other tools for researching careers. Check it out: type an occupation in “Occupation Quick Search:” (top right) and then choose an occupation. Once you click on an occupation, you’ll see the details. So how can you use this information? Let’s start with the “Sample of reported job titles:” located at the top of the report:
When using employment-related search engines, research titles found in “Sample of reported job titles:” to expand your list of jobs to review and possibly apply for.
In addition, the summary report lists tasks, technology skills, knowledge, skills, abilities, education, wage and employment trends, and other useful information about an occupation. You can use this information a few ways: keywords for your resume; technology skills to assess training needs; wage information for negotiation; and to visualize yourself in that occupation to see whether or not it’s something you would want to do. If after reading and visualizing you decide that occupation isn’t for you, the report also lists related occupations that you might be interested in.
You can even search for “Job Openings on the Web” at the bottom of the report.
O*NET OnLine is a great tool for students, job seekers looking to change careers, and anyone exploring the world of work.
And without ads, O*NET OnLine helps keep your job search research on track.
Josie Toth is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region. After serving in the military, Josie utilized Workforce Solutions’ services. Her desire to help people led to an employment counselor position with Workforce Solutions, which she held for four years, until she found her niche as a Regional Facilitator.