|U.S. Government Website Matches Skills to Jobs|
A new U.S. government Website helps job seekers answer to of their toughest questions: "What jobs can I get with my skills and training?" and "What skills and training do I need to get this job?"
O*NET -- the Occupational Information Network -- equips employers with management and human resource tools, such as knowledge, skill, ability, and task information, that can help grow their businesses. Job seekers can use O*NET to learn skill requirements for particular fields. O*NET also offers targeted links to other valuable Internet resources, including wage and occupational trend information and job accommodations for those with disabilities.
Job seekers and students can use O*NET to:
- Find out which jobs fit with their interests, skills, and experience.
- Explore growth career profiles using the latest available labor market data.
- Research what it takes to get their dream job.
- Maximize earning potential and job satisfaction.
- Know what it takes to be successful in their field and in related occupations.
Using O*NET's Find Occupations and Skills Search features, job seekers can get complete descriptions of careers that match their skill and training, and learn what skills and training are needed to get specific jobs.
Employers can use O*NET to:
- Develop effective job descriptions quickly and easily.
- Expand the pool of quality candidates for open positions.
- Define employee and/or job-specific success factors.
- Align organizational development with workplace needs.
- Refine recruitment and training goals.
- Design competitive compensation and promotion systems.
O*NET offers all visitors the opportunity to:
- Find occupations to explore.
- Search for occupations that use their skills.
- Look at related occupations.
- View occupation summaries.
- View occupation details.
- Use Crosswalks to find corresponding occupations in other classification systems.
- Connect to other on-line career information resources.
- Access comprehensive help information on line.
"O*NET OnLine 4.0 turns mountains of occupational information into timely, targeted intelligence quickly and efficiently, said Assistant Secretary Emily Stover DeRocco, head of the departments Employment and Training Administration. This tool identifies the requirements of the 21st century workplace so that both employers and job seekers can speak the same language about job opportunities. Hiring better suited workers increases the job satisfaction of workers and retention for employers."
"This tool increases the chances that every new hire is a good fit for both the employer and the worker. Were really proud to make this valuable resource available to businesses and workers," DeRocco said.