Everyone at some point in their lives finds themselves looking for a job or deciding on what career to choose. Whether you are a recent college graduate, you have been laid off from your job, a mom trying to get back into the workforce or you are thinking about a career change, the job search journey can be frightening and overwhelming.
Have no fear, there are resources out there to help you navigate the road to a successful career, including registering with a staffing and recruitment agency such as The Protocall Group.
If you are not sure what career is right for you or will match your skill set, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ website to gather some helpful information.
They have a variety of links to several areas of career exploration. For example, they have a link to the Operational Outlook Handbook where you can read about the nature of the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and ten-year job outlook for hundreds of occupations.
The Bureau also provides:
- Occupations by Education Level and Projected Growth where you can search which occupations typically need a certain level of education for entry.
- Occupational Employment and Wages by Area where you can find out where a certain occupation is prevalent and how much you might expect to get paid for that occupation in different areas.
Another helpful career planning website is CareerOneStop, the one stop source for career exploration, training and jobs. This site provides several tabs for a variety of job seekers such as:
- Career Changer
- Laid-off Worker
- Entry-Level Worker
- Older Worker
- Worker with Disabilities
Once you have found the career path or the perfect job to fit your skill set, now you have to land that interview. Here are two sites to help you with writing your CV and your resume.
You can also visit The Protocall Group website Career Resources page, which provides helpful information on several career management topics such as:
- Managing Your Career
- Resume Writing Tips
- Interviewing Tips
- Social Media & Your Job Search
- How to Maximize Your Job Hunt
- On The Job Tips
- Work-Life Balance
- Personal Success
- Personal Branding
Registering with a staffing agency, such as The Protocall Group, is free and once registered, a team of recruiters will work with you and help find you employment with their large database of client companies. Many of these positions are direct hire or are on a temp-to-hire basis.
Whatever career journey you are on, these sites have a plethora of information and tips that will help you navigate your way to a satisfying position. Good luck!