August 1, 2022

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As a new school year approaches, it's a good time for young adults, service veterans, and workers who are looking to switch jobs to reflect on their career prospects. Developing your human capital—the skills, knowledge, and training you possess as measured by their economic value—enhances your short- and long-term employability. Explore these tips and tools to evaluate training and career opportunities that can help you achieve your goals.

  • The US Department of Labor's My Next Move tools allow you to search for potential careers using key words or browsing by industry. Once you've selected an option, you'll find videos and other information about the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to pursue that career. Each career listing includes the educational requirements as well as links to find training, certification, and licensing opportunities. Each entry also highlights that career's job outlook.
  • If you're not sure what type of work you would enjoy, you can use O*Net's Interest Profiler to complete a self-evaluation. After completing the interest inventory, your personalized results can help you identify prospective job zones and careers.
  • Service veterans can use My Next Move for Veterans to search for civilian careers that are similar to jobs they held in the military.
  • Bright Outlook features jobs experiencing rapid growth, those with a large number of job openings, and careers that are just emerging.
  • Once you've identified a career path, the Department of Labor's links to apprenticeships and programs by occupation, company name, or location.
  • For people with disabilities, the Office of Disability Employment Policy offers many resources and a video series highlighting the relationship between apprenticeship recruits and their sponsors.
  • Explore job opportunities at the Atlanta Fed or the Federal Reserve System.