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One-Stop Career Centers

U.S. Department of Labor

One-Stop Career Centers provide access to a wide array of services, including the initial assessment of skills and abilities, self-help information relating to career exploration and skill requirements of various occupations, consumer report information on the performance of local education and training providers, and quality labor market information. The above Web site and phone number 1-877-US2-JOBS: 1-877-899-5627 (TTY) can be used to locate a One-Stop Career Center in nearly any community in the U.S.

Career Compass

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education

Career Compass helps users explore career options based on interests and values.

Skills Profiler

U.S. Department of Labor

The Skills Profiler contains three tools to help users advance to a better future: the Skills Identifier, Skills Explorer, and Skills Gap Analyzer. These resources are intended to aid users in cataloguing their skills and exploring opportunities that their specific skill set may provide.

O*NET

U.S. Department of Labor

O*Net provides self-directed career exploration and assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. These instruments help individuals identify their work-related interests, values, and abilities; find matches to occupations in their local areas; and focus on career exploration and planning. Users may link to the more than 900 occupations described by the O*NET database. Additionally, two testing and assessment guides (www.onetcenter.org/guides.html) are available to (1) orient individuals to the use of assessment instruments by counseling professionals, and (2) orient employers to the professional and legal standards required with the use of assessments.

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