Whatever your coaching or clinical practice specialty may be, chances are good you know someone who is in job transition. The demand for career coaching assistance is unprecedented, and in this edition of our TEC column we’ll be taking a look at one of the most powerful, web–based applications available to those who may be coaching individuals through career transition: “My Next Move”.
“My Next Move”, is one of many career resources provided through O*NET, the U.S. Department of Labor’s primary source of occupational information. It is a user-friendly, self-directed application for assessing vocational interests and researching corresponding occupations.
Best of all, it’s completely free.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary report released on Friday, October 7, 2011 indicated that there are 14 million unemployed persons in the U.S. and the unemployment rate has been fairly constant at 9.1%. The report also indicated, there were “1 million discouraged workers”, persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.
In my pro-bono coaching of those who are in career transition I am always surprised by the individual’s lack of awareness of the wealth of career planning information and resources available on the web. Who in our culture is not accessing the web for just about any kind of information imaginable? Yet, the wealth of career assessment and guidance resources available on the web and cultivated through the compilation of an immense amount of labor data remains often untapped by job seekers and career coaches alike.
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This article first appeared in the November 2011 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Lyle Labardee, LPC, DCC, is a distance counseling credentialed, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in web-enabled coaching. He is co-founder and CEO of LifeOptions Group, Inc., and is based in Michigan, USA.