Career Transitions Helping people find their true calling Why Career Transitions? Employment-related activities are the number one use of public libraries today. Career Transitions provides hands-on guidance and immediate access to key employment activities: • Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews • Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training SEARCH JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND MORE Accessibility: CT users can jump right in to a comprehensive job search from the home page. Comprehensive, with laser focus: In addition to the most comprehensive job search available online, users can choose dedicated searches to limit to internships, apprenticeships, entry-level or temp jobs. Convenient job tracking: Busy users can save any posting immediately, as well as save notes and track application and follow-up dates with the My Jobs feature. Expert tips & advice: Users have quick access to articles and videos that provide help with searching, applying, interviewing and more. WRITE A RESUME AND COVER LETTER Step-by-step approach: Walks users, especially those who need hands-on assistance, through compiling each section of a resume and cover letter. Resume, Cover Letter and Bullet Point examples: Spans 16 career clusters and 3 experience levels within each cluster. Gives ideas on format, wording and more. Related articles and videos: Dynamic tips & advice created specifically to cover the most common questions users have. INTERVIEW SIMULATION Interactive approach: Lets users grow more comfortable with the interview process, while helping them learn how to articulate their experience and qualifications. Proven method: STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) is a popular and proven method for preparing for behavioral interviews--the type workers are most likely to face. Immediate, targeted feedback: Based directly on a user’s responses. TIPS & ADVICE 12 categories of expert advice: Includes hundreds of targeted articles and videos covering job search, applying, interviewing, networking, career strategies and more. Essential guidance: Helps spur and provide context for users’ job and career efforts, with valuable advice for each step of the employment process. Dynamic updating: CT editorial team will add categories and content to stay on top of employment trends. ASSESS YOUR CAREER INTERESTS Fun, immersive, fast: Users of all ages/backgrounds get engaged when taking the assessment, often sharing their observations and results with anyone who will listen! Pedagogically sound, based on DOL data: Based on the Holland RIASEC psychological model and on information gathered from workers across the U.S. Comprehensive career info: Results profiles include tasks, tools, technologies, videos, career ladders, salary, growth, and job and education searches. BROWSE CAREER PATHS U.S. Dept. of Education's 16 Career Clusters: Browsing through the clusters and pathways introduces users to new career possibilities and over 1,100 careers. Convenient sorting and filtering: Results are filtered to spotlight pathways, green and new & emerging careers. Users can filter by salary, growth and employed. Comprehensive career info: Results profiles include tasks, tools, technologies, videos, career ladders, salary, growth, and job and education searches. MATCH EXPERIENCE TO NEW CAREERS Leverages users’ experience to identify new careers: Simple yet effective way to find new career possibilities based on jobs or military positions held by users. Matches skills, knowledge and experience: Mines latest DOL data to find related careers that cross industries and career types users may not have considered. Comprehensive career info: Results profiles include tasks, tools, technologies, videos, career ladders, salary, growth, and job and education searches. SEARCH SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS Comprehensive: Search 9,000+ schools and 3,500+ programs by career, program and location. Covers public, private, and non-profit schools across the U.S. Quick comparison: Compare quickly by location, school type, cost and related programs. Click through for more details, including websites and more info. Continuing education online: Users can also choose from 300+ instructor-led courses from ed2go, a leading online provider. THE “DAILY LEAP” AND FEATURED VIDEOS The Daily Leap: features advice articles from career and employment experts, covering a broad range of topics. Several new ones are published each week. Featured Videos: Cover various career and employment subjects, with new ones added on a regular basis. Relevant and current: Job-seekers and people seeking career advice will find fresh content that's relevant to a variety of interests and life situations.