What’s My Next Move? Exploring the Labor Market 5- Step Process: 1. Know Yourself / Where Are You Now? Skills Assessments—find out about specific occupations that are a good match for your unique blend of skills. Decide whether you need more training or experience in an area. Some suggested sites: a. Jobfit at www.jobfit.com/worksource b. My Next Move Interest Profiler at www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip 2. Identify Your Needs a. Salary levels – TheCalculator.org b. Retraining c. Demand / job requirements d. Other needs (commute, work hours, etc) 3. Research the Labor Market a. O*Net Online at www.onetonline.org i. Occupation classification information ii. Tasks iii. Education requirements iv. Related occupations v. Wages and employment trends b. Career Onestop at www.careeronestop.org i. Wages and employment trends by occupation and local area c. ESD Employment and Economic Information Pages at www.wilma.org/wdclists d. Job Listings at go2worksource.com, indeed.com and others e. Training Provider information at www.careerbridge.wa.gov i. In Demand job lists ii. Training provider information / ETP f. Training Funding information and application materials at www.workforce-central.org/GeneralOrientation 4. Make a list of possible occupations 5. Narrow the Results a. Search for Employers via www.Go2WorkSource.com b. Employer research – Dunn & Bradstreet, LinkedIn, employer websites c. Informational interviewing – corporate culture?