The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - The OOH is a nationally recognized source of career information designed
to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future
careers and career directions. The OOH provides information about occupations from
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET Online) - The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational
information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics
of workers and occupations. You can find occupations using keywords, browsing by
job families and high-growth industries, etc. You can also use a list of your skills
to find matching occupations.
Career InfoNet - CareerInfoNet can help you identify careers, education, and job options that best
fit you. The site offers career videos, skills profiles, resume tutorial, and links
to America's Job Bank.
What motivates you and will lead to satisfaction? Complete the assessment similar
to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, one of the most widely-respected personality assessments.
After, read the type descriptions by D. Keirsey and J. Butt. Humanmetrics Then review your personality type from the above for potential career ideas, at the
site below: Personality Page
What do you do well? What skills do you want to use or enhance? The check sheet below
will help you build skills you might not know you have that you can transfer into
your new life. Transferable Skills
This step is more important than most people realize! Knowing what brings meaning
to you is one way to define your values. If you can define your values, you might
find a different path than you did years ago, when taking a job just for the money
or to live in a certain area, or near that certain some one was how you decided on
the job. Lifework List
What interests you about your new life? This site will help you to look at your interests
as identifies by renowned psychologist, John Holland. http://www.myfuture.com/careers/
Where are the Footnotes - An online resource for non-traditional women students. Included are links to information
about childcare, study skills, discount software and textbooks and time-saving meals
when there is no time to spare. A message board connects with other non-traditional
10 Steps to a successful Career Change - Interested in a new job or career? Follow our Ten Steps to a Successful Career
Change to explore career options and choose a new career within or outside your current
industry or career field.
Ten Tips for the Stay-at-Home Parent: Overcoming Your Employment Gap - Concerned about getting back in the workforce after a gap in your employment? How
will your resume as a stay-at-home Mom or Dad, with a 10-year employment gap, stack
up against those of people who have been racking up career achievements and accomplishments
for the same ten years?
Regional Economic and Workforce Strategies - A Focus on the Mature Workforce Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and
the Council on Competitiveness. This paper provides a look at the strategies and programs
that regional leaders can use to help the mature workforce transition to high-demand
and well-paying jobs. Economic, prosperity depends heavily on the quality of the workforce,
and yet far too few regions have recognized their best underutilized asset: the mature
workforce. This paper offers ideas to help regional leaders foster jobs and professional
growth for mature workers. Strategies for connection plus 50 workers with high-demand
careers are offered, and outreach to plus 50 workers through workshops, career fairs
and training are examined. The authors encourage employers to adopt new practices
that facilitate the learning and careers of mature workers, and offers suggestion
for policy makers too. The paper is part of the Tapping Mature Talent Initiative,
funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. AACC's Plus 50 Initiative is mentioned on pages
9, 13, and 14. Read an introduction and download a pdf copy of paper.
Employer-Practices Locator - Mature Workforce. This helpful database offers a wealth of resources for those
working with plus 50 workers. Registration for this site is free, and access is immediate.
Use the keyword feature to browse the resources, or enter your own search terms to
pull up articles about plus 50 employees, and how employers can work more effectively
with them. Includes resources from AARP, the Conference Board, the media, and many
publications. Visit the database.