Free CareerOneStop Job Search and Career Tools
Are you looking for a job, starting a career, or looking for a change? Not sure what you want to do or how to find career options or opportunities? There are free tools you can use for every step of the process. Using them will streamline the process and make it much easier to get hired. Even better, you can find tools for every step of the way all in one place.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop website has tools and advice for every stage of your career. Whether you’re exploring career options, assessing your interests, matching your skills to jobs, looking for a scholarship, learning about apprenticeships, or looking for a job, there are free tools that will make the process much easier and help you get your career on track and moving forward.
Here are some of the free tools available to help with your career and job search:
Assess Your Career Interests
When you’re just starting your career or if you’re considering a career change, one of the first things to do is to assess your interests. The job market is always shifting and there may be jobs available that you haven’t considered. A career assessment is a terrific tool for exploring career alternatives. CareerOneStop’s Interest Assessment will help you find careers that fit your interests.
Assess Your Work Values
We spend a lot of time at work, and it’s important to find jobs, whenever possible, that are meaningful and match our personal values. Work Values Matcher will help you find your top values, define your ideal job, and find employers whose values are a fit with yours.
Match Your Skills to Jobs
You may have more skills than you think you have and those skills can help you get hired. Use CareerOneStop’s Skills Matcher to learn what jobs you’re qualified for by rating your skills and learning about the jobs they qualify you for.
Find New Career Options
Are you tired of your current job? Do you want to do something different or switch careers? You can use mySkills myFuture to see different types of jobs the skills and experience you have already will transfer to. This is a good way to consider what else you could do with your current skills and experience.
Learn How Much You’ll Earn
One of the most important things you’ll want to know about the jobs that you’re interested in is how much they pay. Enter an occupation and your ZIP code into the Salary Finder to learn about salaries for over 800 occupations.
When you have several occupations you’re interested in, you can compare them (add up to five occupations and locations) in the Compare Salaries tool. And if you’re interested in relocating, you can find out about the cost of living in a different location.
If you’ve explored options and you’re not finding jobs that seem to be a match for your interests, you may want to consider getting training to qualify you for the next stage of your career. CareerOneStop can help you find training including high school equivalency programs, adult basic education, short-term training, college, certification, apprenticeships, internships, and professional development.
Financing can be a challenge, but financial aid and scholarships that are available can help you fund your education.
Get Local Job Search Help
Do you need help with your job search? For local assistance, American Job Centers (AJC) are available nationwide to help people look for jobs, find training, and get answers to questions about employment. Search by city, state, or ZIP code to find an AJC near you.
Find Job Listings
It’s easier to job search when you can review listings from multiple sources in one place. Use CareerOneStop’s Job Finder to search NLx, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter by keyword, city, state, or ZIP code to find job listings.
Practice Filling Out a Job Application
When you apply for jobs, you’ll need to share the details of your educational background and employment history. CareerOneStop’s Practice Job Application will guide you through the process step by step, so you know what information you’ll need to provide to employers when you’re completing job applications.
Tip: Find all the tools you need for your career in CareerOneStop’s Toolkit section.
More Free Career Tools
Here are some more free tools you can use for your career: