"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." If you are looking for a job, perhaps unexpectedly, there is no shortage of things that need to be done. And it might seem like your destination is 1,000 miles away. However, any project is just a series of tasks leading to a goal. This section will give you access to resources that will take you from first steps, through interest assessment and goal definition, to creating the plan that will help you execute your objectives. Visit the training resources and use the job search tips to begin putting your plan into action.
After answering the questions posed in this tool, you will be directed to resources addressing your areas of concern about unemployment. Use the resulting checklist to keep track of completion dates. The questionnaire can be reset and taken multiple times.
Career exploration is a progressive process of choosing education, training, and jobs that fit your interests and skills. Use these assessments and career matching tools to identify your career goals and to set a course toward attaining them.
People evolve gradually but inevitably. The time spent transitioning between jobs provides an opportunity to take stock of where you are in your career development and what your current thinking is. Personal assessments help people understand their interests, skills, and strengths. This information guides decisions on which occupations and industries to target and how to market yourself.
By identifying your skills and experience in advance, you will be better prepared to market yourself, customize your resume, handle job interviews, and land the position you're after.
Establishing a career goal is critical. Once that's done, it's similarly important to have a plan of attack. Your job search will have many steps; a complex project, for sure. Just like any project, understanding the steps and keeping track of the progress will allow you to make the most efficient progress and to course correct along the way.
Given the accelerating pace at which the world is moving, bringing with it new technological advancements and information availability, there is simply no other option than to be a constant, proactive learner. Staying engaged and propensity to learn are sought-after attributes in job applicants. Plus, continual learning has excellent health benefits.
In addition to the courseware and resources provided by Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas for job seekers in the Dallas Area, there are thousands of web sites offering free, online training. Here are some of our favorites.
Access to training is available through Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. Learn more about the programs here.
If your career goal has revealed a gap in your education, this may be a perfect time for you to close that gap. Check here to learn just how much higher education can change your prospects and to find financial aid resources to get you started.
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