On Labor Day 2012 and every day, one of my top priorities is to help those looking for work get the training they need for good-paying jobs.
By 2020, 17 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations will require a postsecondary certificate or degree. In fact, employers are actively looking to fill nearly 4 million job openings in America right now.
Getting the skills employers want and need are critical to a successful career. Here are a few tips:
- Get started! Your first step is to check out your local American Job Center.
These nearly 3,000 "one-stop-shops" are part of a nationwide network where you can work with experts to update your resume, strengthen interview skills and explore current job openings.
Find your local center by visiting CareerOneStop.org.
- Looking for a fresh start?
Check out MySkillsMyFuture.org to discover careers that build off of your existing skills, connect you to free training programs and even find employers in your area looking to hire.
The site also shows how much different jobs pay near you or across the country, as well as the additional skills you'll need to succeed.
- Not sure what career is right for you?
Visit MyNextMove.org to find the job that's the perfect fit. Fill out a questionnaire listing your interests and abilities, and get suggestions for different employment paths in more than 900 careers.
This site will also identify local apprenticeship and certificate programs to help you train and get a job in high-growth industries.
- Are you a veteran? "My Next Move for Vets" is designed just for you! Enter your military occupation code and the site matches your military skills to civilian jobs.