Deciding to leave your job for a new one is challenging. Once you the decision to leave is made, you have to decide if you want to do the same job or try something different. A job search for the same job is easier than a new career. You can start looking at the job search sites such as, Indeed.com/Simplyhired.com/Careerbuilder.com/Monster.com and networking.
If you choose to try another career, you want to do some research. There are several websites that will help you select your next career. The United States Department of Labor has great sites to help you that you must look at.
The first one I suggest is www.mySkillsmyFuture.org which allows you to find new occupations to explore based on your previous work experience. The information provided includes:
- job titles and descriptions
- wage range
- jobs in your area that are available
- companies in your area who have people doing this job
- further education you may need
- where you can get further education
The second, www.CareerInfoNet.org, is filled resources the help you make choices.
- occupation and industry information
- salary data
- videos about various careers
- self-assessment tools
- look at groups of similar occupations
- search for jobs by skill or software needed
Finally, The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on
- what doing the job entails
- education and training needed
- the work environment
- education, training, and other qualifications
- wage range
- projected growth rate
I believe these websites are the best for anyone trying to decide on a new career or young people interested in finding what to major in at school. There is nothing like doing the job to see whether you will like it or not. If you would like to know what doing the job is like, try volunteering at that job or something very similar.
You don’t have to stay in a job you hate, but you want to make sure you find something that you will enjoy and doing research is key.
How can I help you in your job search?