OverviewLMI: Session 3Guide to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Career Resources BLS Resources • Occupational Outlook Handbook • Occupational Outlook Quarterly • Career Guide to Industries ETA Resources • Career One Stop • O*NET • My Next Move • mySkillsmyFuture
Why is career decision-making important? www.iseek.org/mncareers/facilitator.html "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." Author unknown FACTS ABOUT CAREER DECISION-MAKING • Career decision-making is a process. • The goal of career decision-making is to help participants organize their thinking about topics important in choosing a career. • Students should not expect to make a final career decision lightly. • The goal of career planning is to link academic knowledge and real-world experience to determine the path of one's future professional life.
Occupational Outlook handbook (OOH)http://www.bls.gov/oco/ The OOH tells you: • the training and education needed for occupations • earnings • expected job prospects • what workers do on the job • working conditions
Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ)http://www.bls.gov/ooq/ • OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers • Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as - unusual occupations - tips for jobseekers - salary trends - results of new studies from the BLS
Career Guide to Industries (CGI)http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/ The CGI tells you: • Occupations in the industry • Training and advancement • Earnings • Expected job prospects • Working conditions
Career InfoNet and O*NETwww.careeronestop.orgwww.onetonline.org • Your source for employment information and inspiration • O*NET-nation’s primary source of occupation information • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
My Next Movewww.mynextmove.org • Search Careers with key words • Browse careers by industry • Tell us what you like to do - O*NET Interest Profiler (RIASEC) mySkillsmyFuture www.myskillsmyfuture.org • Reemployment
Flow Scenario: Students I want be a Registered Nurse. I think I will go back and really look into training for this occupation… I’m still interested….. I like what I’m seeing so far…
Scenario: Job-Seekers I was a customer service rep.
Other Resources Career Related Choices or Bridges: https://access.bridges.com/portal/student/landingPage.do MN Careers Facilitator Guide: http://www.iseek.org/mncareers/facilitator.html Career Exploration: http://breitlinks.com/careers/career_activities.htm National Career Development Association: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/resources Education Related North Dakota University System: http://www.ndus.edu/information/ LMI Related Guide to State/Local Workforce Data: For Analysis & Informed Decision Making: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/stateresources/Pages/docs/627374_9TENGuidetoStateandLocalWorkforceDataRevised1282010AccessiblePDFwithattachments.pdf