The urgent need for qualified employees in fast-growing fields is shifting employer’s priorities from requiring specific credentials toward identifying in-demand skills. This is beneficial for our clients, who often have the skills required for jobs but do not have U.S. credentials upon arrival. Here are three tools that can help you identify your clients’ skills:
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s My Next Move Interest Profiler identifies natural tendencies toward working with ideas, challenges, the arts, business details, or people.
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop’s Skills Profiler provides the opportunity to search for the necessary skills related to a specific job for clients who have an idea of what they’d like to do, or an option to start by identifying personal skills and receive job recommendations.
- Check out what skills are needed for various in-demand jobs within IT, Advanced Manufacturing, and Healthcare fields.
To explore these and other helpful resources check out the Job Seekers page at Skillful, a web-based initiative that aims to align people looking for work, training programs, and career coaches with the specific skills heavily needed by employers.
This post was written by Guest Blogger, Carrie Thiele, former Integration Programs Manager at the ECDC African Community Center in Denver, CO.