Job seekers have more skills than they may realize. A new online tool from the U.S. Department of Labor lets job hunters rate themselves on 40 workplace skills and then learn their best-fit career options.
Called the “Skills Matcher,” the tool gives individuals immediate results to
- Increase their skills awareness and skills language.
- Find careers that interest them and suit their skills.
- Explore careers they hadn’t considered.
- Plan their career and training paths.
- Learn the wages, education, and outlook for careers that match their skills.
- Target a job search.
- Explain to employers how their skills match a job.
- Enhance a cover letter, resume, and online profile with skills language.
In the Skills Matcher, job seekers rate their level of each skill as beginner, basic, skilled, advanced, and expert. It includes examples of each skill to help with the ranking.
The Skills Matcher compares a person’s skill rating to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of more than 900 O*NET occupations. Try out the Skills Matcher, available on the CareerOneStop site.