2010 November Career Search Presentation


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2010 November Career Search Presentation

  1. 1. Targeting Career Options (using AARP WorkSearch and other online tools)
  2. 2. Agenda AARP– http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/ AARP Online Access to– Job Search Strategies, Career Counseling, Social Networking, Assess yourself, polish your resume, sharpen/update skills, etc WorkSearch Assessment System– http://www.aarpworksearch.org/ Other Tests– Free online tests Next Steps– To Do List
  3. 3. AARP offers support to age 50 plus (and others as site is available to anyone ) http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/
  4. 4. Online Access to: •Job Search Strategies •Re-careering and Job Search Webinars which offer tips and advice from psychological, financial and pragmatic search perspectives •National Employer Team who identify those employers who are hiring older workers
  5. 5. Online Access to: •Career Counseling •Worksearch tool to evaluate interest and abilities that can lead to skills assessments and online training and then ultimately to local job openings
  6. 6. Online Access to: •Social Networking •“The Water Cooler” online community
  7. 7. Online Access to: •Senior Community Service which assists low income, older workers to reenter workforce http://www.aarpworksearch.org/pages /SCSEP.aspx
  8. 8. http://www.aarpworksearch.org/Pages/ApplicationIntro.aspx
  9. 9. The following is a list of NBSA Essential Skill Courses that are available free to registered WorkSearch users: Essential Bookkeeping Skills Essential Computer Skills Essential Customer Service Skills Essential Interpersonal & Teamwork Skills Essential Interviewing Fundamentals Essential Job Search Fundamentals Essential Math Skills Essential Medical Office Skills Essential MS Excel Essential MS Word Essential Office Skills Essential Reading and Comprehension Essential Reasoning Skills Essential Resume Fundamentals Essential Sales Skills Essential Telephone Skills Essential Time Management Skills
  10. 10. Other Tests • Several free tests on the web that can help you devise a career path.
  11. 11. O*NET OnLine: an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations (US Govt sponsored site)
  12. 12. OSCAR: The Occupation and Skill Computer-Assisted Researcher ...a friendly self-assessment tool designed to help you find a good occupational match based on your interests and skills. It includes values, interests, and skills inventories. (Louisiana and Texas are open to all users, but Arkansas asks out-of- state users to register.)
  13. 13. Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) http://keirsey.com/sorter/instruments2.aspx?partid=0
  14. 14. The Jung Typology Test, or the TypeFocus Personality http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
  15. 15. The Testing Room...a collection of free assessments offered by Psychometrics Canada Ltd., a developer of assessments for career counselors. You must register to use the tools, but this only means providing your name, email address, and gender, and their privacy policy is good. You then have access to their Personality Index, the Career Values Scale, the Career Interests Inventory, and the Career Competency Explorer (skills inventory). Each of these also has an extended component and report, available for a nominal fee. http://www.testingroom.com/
  16. 16. Next Steps • Explore AARP site. • Try out free tests. • “Informational Interviewing” to explore career options: – What do you like best about your job? – What do you like least? – What does it take to get into this line of work? – And then ask for additional names…..