My Next Move – Career Assessement

 

My Next Move is an easy-to-use electronic tool developed as part of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) system. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, O*NET is a comprehensive career information resource which collects data including the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for more than 900 occupations in the United States. My Next Move enables users to explore occupations, job outlook information, salaries, and other related education and training programs.

In addition, this tool includes an online  career assessment called the “Interest Profiler” with 60 questions targeted to help individuals learn what they like to do. Based on the question responses, the assessment generates suggestions for potential occupations and careers.


What Information Can You Obtain from My Next Move?

  • General description of the types of duties/responsibilities associated with job titles
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities that are most important for performing the occupation
  • The key personality attributes necessary to perform the job
  • Average national pay for the occupation, as well as a link to local salary information
  • Examples of alternate occupation/job titles related to the field
  • Job outlook for the job title within the next few years

Check out the My Next Move  Fact Sheet to learn more.

 

 Wondering if a Career Assessment Is Right For You?

  • Do you struggle in your decision around what you want to do after you graduate?
  •  Are you in the workforce now  and looking to transition into a  different career?
  •  Have you decided to go to college or come back to finish your degree, and are unsure of where to start?
  •  Do you need help selecting a major or program of study based?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, use the interactive software, My Next Move, to explore your career interests and skills!  You may be surprised by what you discover!


Next Steps

  1.  Visit www.mynextmove.org to complete a career assessment to learn more about majors and career fields related to your skills, strengths and interests.
  2. Conduct research on the occupations listed from your career assessment at  Bureau of Labor Statistics- Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net Online .
  3. Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor or Career Services, via Starfish, to discuss the results from the career assessment and how this relates to your academic major and goals.