What’s My Next Move?     Exploring the Labor Market to find              your new career             WorkSource Pierce
Objectives  At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:1. Understand what online resources are available2. Asses...
The Job Search Strategy   Do You Know Where   You’re Going?
Planning a Job Search Strategy         You are unique. So is your job search.
Targeting Your Next Career           5-step process:              1. Know yourself              2. Identify your needs    ...
1. Know Yourself        Skills / Interest AssessmentsWhat Can An Assessment Tell You?• Find out about specific occupations...
2. Know Your Needs• Prepare a comprehensive personal budget – “fair  salary range”• Know what is your “bare bones requirem...
3. Career ExplorationNow that you have some occupations that might fit your interests, find out more about them through O*...
Things to look for• Is the expected salary level within your range?• Is the occupation in demand?• Is retraining needed?
4. Make a List of Possibilities • Include all occupations that meet your needs,   whether or not retraining is needed • Pr...
Is Retraining Required?• Career Bridge at http://careerbridge.wa.gov       FOR MORE INFORMATION:       Attend a WorkSource...
5. Narrow the ResultsInformational Interviewing• Provides valuable information about the daily work  life of a specific co...
Need Additional Help?   Contact me!    Kim MyersKMyers@esd.wa.gov
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What's My Next Move? Workshop

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What's My Next Move? is a workshop at WorkSource Pierce County in Tacoma, WA. It is a workshop for jobseekers who are undecided on what career path to take. Topics include skills and interest assessments, identifying your needs, researching online labor market sites, deciding on retraining, and informational interviewing and company research.

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What's My Next Move? Workshop

  1. 1. What’s My Next Move? Exploring the Labor Market to find your new career WorkSource Pierce
  2. 2. Objectives At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:1. Understand what online resources are available2. Assess your own interests and skills levels and match them to occupations3. Use online labor market tools to research viable career options for your local area4. Explore retraining options if applicable5. Research career options in greater depth to make an informed career decision
  3. 3. The Job Search Strategy Do You Know Where You’re Going?
  4. 4. Planning a Job Search Strategy You are unique. So is your job search.
  5. 5. Targeting Your Next Career 5-step process: 1. Know yourself 2. Identify your needs 3. Research labor market info 4. Make a list 5. Narrow the results
  6. 6. 1. Know Yourself Skills / Interest AssessmentsWhat Can An Assessment Tell You?• 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.• Reflect on where you want to take your career, and where you want your career to take you. Where Are You Now?
  7. 7. 2. Know Your Needs• Prepare a comprehensive personal budget – “fair salary range”• Know what is your “bare bones requirement” – TheCalculator.org• Does your researched occupation’s salary numbers compare with your requirements?
  8. 8. 3. Career ExplorationNow that you have some occupations that might fit your interests, find out more about them through O*Net Online.
  9. 9. Things to look for• Is the expected salary level within your range?• Is the occupation in demand?• Is retraining needed?
  10. 10. 4. Make a List of Possibilities • Include all occupations that meet your needs, whether or not retraining is needed • Prioritize
  11. 11. Is Retraining Required?• Career Bridge at http://careerbridge.wa.gov FOR MORE INFORMATION: Attend a WorkSource General Orientation or Visit www.workforce-central.org/GeneralOrientation
  12. 12. 5. Narrow the ResultsInformational Interviewing• Provides valuable information about the daily work life of a specific company or career field.• Allows you to investigate the occupation you’re researching by interviewing someone actually doing the job.
  13. 13. Need Additional Help? Contact me! Kim MyersKMyers@esd.wa.gov

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