ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Career explorers can map their current skills to a range of career possibilities by answering 40 quick questions using CareerOneStop’s new Skills Matcher. The Skills Matcher is online and free of charge at www.careeronestop.org/SkillsMatcher for anybody seeking to start, change, or advance on their career path.
Web users rate their skill levels in 40 key areas and get immediate results—a list of careers that are good matches for their skill sets. The resulting career list includes details to help people decide at a glance if a career might be a good fit for them by comparing average pay, typical education needed, and the outlook for job opportunities. For any careers of interest, users can continue researching by clicking to view a full career profile, including links to local training programs and job postings. They can also create a downloadable list of skills which can be used in resumes and other job search materials.
The Skills Matcher is based on O*NET® knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) data. It uses a statistical formula to compare users’ ratings to ratings associated with more than 900 O*NET occupations. The career details are based on authoritative occupation and labor market information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and O*NET.
The Skills Matcher is a valuable addition to CareerOneStop’s comprehensive suite of career, training, and job search web products. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides free employment and career resources to job seekers, students, employers, and workforce professionals throughout the United States. CareerOneStop resources are available in English or Spanish and can be used by individuals alone or with workforce professionals using desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.
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