New Job Search Tools Launched by the Department of Labor
Accessed at http://mynextmove.dol.gov, My Next Move is intended to assist all jobseekers. It may be especially useful for students, young adults and other first-time workers as they explore potential careers based on their interests. The new tool complements the department’s “mySkills myFuture” site at http://mySkillsmyFuture.org, which is designed to help those with previous work experience match their existing skills to new occupations.
Users can also search for jobs in three categories: careers with a “bright outlook” in growing industries, jobs that are part of the “green” economy and occupations that have a Registered Apprenticeship program. Each occupation that a user selects has an easy-to-read, one-page profile, including information about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed; the occupation’s outlook; the level of education required; technologies used within the occupation; and other, similar jobs. In addition, each occupation page includes direct links to local salary information, training opportunities and relevant job openings
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Perhaps the most prevalent feeling the newly unemployed experiences is that of loneliness. Even if we are the victims of a major layoff in which many other coworkers leave at the same time, each of us deeply feels a sense of loss way down in our soul. Loss of who we are — getting up each morning and having a place of employment to go to is gone — and often times our sense of identity goes with it. Loss of our jobs not only has a detrimental economic effect, but can crush our psyche as well. Our perceived self worth is often times intrinsically connected to our titles and what we accomplish through our jobs – taking good care of our families by providing them a roof over their head, food to eat, clothing and having the extra money to do fun things together; solving problems and issues at work and being a valued member of the team; feeling like a productive member of society. Read The Entire Article