JOB SEEKERS

It is important to have a plan if you want to land that dream job. Think of it as taking a journey, with important stops along the way. With the right preparation, ambition, and attitude, you might find yourself in a better job than you had before. Career Coaches are available to assist in resume preparation, career guidance, and specialized job search tailored to local labor market information. The Kentucky Career Center in Owensboro offers many tools to help you on your path to a fulfilling career.

 

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Focus Career

The first step toward a job is your resume. Most employers want to see your resume before they'll even consider you for the job. Your resume is a great way to start planning and collecting the necessary information for a successful job search. 

That's why Focus/Career starts by helping you build a complete, detailed resume that includes your skills and experience. If you've already written your resume, you can upload or paste it into Focus/Career. We'll help you improve it!
You can also search and apply for jobs, explore career pathways, and see degrees, certificates, and skills in demand for your area.

 

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Focus Career

The first step toward a job is your resume. Most employers want to see your resume before they'll even consider you for the job. Your resume is a great way to start planning and collecting the necessary information for a successful job search. 

That's why Focus/Career starts by helping you build a complete, detailed resume that includes your skills and experience. If you've already written your resume, you can upload or paste it into Focus/Career. We'll help you improve it!
You can also search and apply for jobs, explore career pathways, and see degrees, certificates, and skills in demand for your area.

 

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Focus Career

The first step toward a job is your resume. Most employers want to see your resume before they'll even consider you for the job. Your resume is a great way to start planning and collecting the necessary information for a successful job search. 

That's why Focus Career starts by helping you build a complete, detailed resume that includes your skills and experience. If you've already written your resume, you can upload or paste it into Focus/Career. We'll help you improve it!
There's no better place to search for jobs than Focus Career. Our search engine offers one of the most comprehensive databases of available jobs anywhere in Kentucky. We can even help you find a job outside of Kentucky if that fits into your plans. Not only can you search for jobs through the free Focus Career website, but you can also apply for them here as well. Focus Career allows job seekers to:
  • Build a professional resume
  • Find job leads that match your skills
  • Explore career options and career pathways
  • See degrees, certificates, and skills in demand for your area.

 

Focus Career

The first step toward a job is your resume. Most employers want to see your resume before they'll even consider you for the job. Your resume is a great way to start planning and collecting the necessary information for a successful job search. 

That's why Focus Career starts by helping you build a complete, detailed resume that includes your skills and experience. If you've already written your resume, you can upload or paste it into Focus/Career. We'll help you improve it!
There's no better place to search for jobs than Focus Career. Our search engine offers one of the most comprehensive databases of available jobs anywhere in Kentucky. We can even help you find a job outside of Kentucky if that fits into your plans. Not only can you search for jobs through the free Focus Career website, but you can also apply for them here as well. Focus Career allows job seekers to:
  • Build a professional resume
  • Find job leads that match your skills
  • Explore career options and career pathways
  • See degrees, certificates, and skills in demand for your area.

 

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Traitify Work Assessment

Traitify is a free modern and simple alternative to traditional personality assessments. Marrying psychology and technology, this two-minute, mobile-friendly personality assessment helps users explore potential career paths. Results are immediately delivered with a detailed breakdown of career personality, as well as smart, personalized career matches.

  • Personality data is tied directly to the Department of Labor’s O*Net career database. Users can filter results for best match and minimum education and highlight relevant career details including salary, employment growth, experience level, and even a visual overlapping of a user’s personality to an ideal candidate for that career.

  • Users are able to dive into a detailed breakdown of personality types and traits and explore additional details such as complementing and conflicting types, as well as the best work environments for their unique personality.

 

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.

 

LinkedIn Learning provides courses, Collections and Learning Path recommendations based on career and professional skills interests and needs.

LinkedIn Learning is accessible 24/7 from a desktop or mobile device.

  • Courses are offered in multiple languages.

  • Users can complete an entire Learning Path or watch individual video courses.

 

Learn Microsoft Office software.

  • Office 365

  • Office 2019 

  • Work 2019

  • PowerPoint 2019

  • Excel 2019

  • Outlook 2019

Enhance Communication Skills.

  • Communicate with confidence.

  • Understand etiquette in some of the most common written business communications.

  • Understand when and how to apply to an email.

  • Learn phone communication skills.

  • Reduce filler words when speaking.

  • Why nonverbal communication matters. 

  • and much, much, more!

WorkKeys

Whether you're thinking about the next phase of your education, launching a new career, or making a transition in your current job, the ACT® WorkKeys® assessment system can help.

WorkKeys is a system of assessments and curriculum that build and measure essential workplace skills that can affect your job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement.

The Kentucky Career Center in Owensboro offers free WorkKeys testing each week. Seating is extremely limited, so click the button below to sign-up. 

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Kentucky Career Edge

Kentucky Career EDGE is designed to support you in reaching your career goals by preparing you with the tools and information necessary to succeed in the interview and beyond! 

Kentucky Career EDGE includes assessments that provide you with industries to consider based on your skills and personality type. 

The Career EDGE Toolkit includes excellent resources to create your resume, practice interviewing, and build your professional brand! 

Going back to school?  Kentucky Career EDGE also offers a library of student success modules that will help make the transition back to the classroom. These learning modules include robust study skills support and resources to become a successful online student.

Kentucky Career EDGE also includes a professional development library of modules that address the key skills employers are looking for in ideal future hires.

Upon completion, you should be confident in your career search skills; ready to connect with employers and accept the position you desire!

 

WIN career readiness

The WIN Career Readiness System is a web-based solution that provides comprehensive career exploration and planning, college readiness courseware, as well as career readiness, foundational academic and employability skills credentials and courseware.

 

WIN Learning e-learning solutions equip students with the academic and essential soft skills credentials for postsecondary and beyond.

You can access the following courseware for free:

  • College Readiness (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Reading, Writing and English)

  • Essential Skills (Communicating Effectively, Conveying Professionalism, Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration, Thinking Critically and Solving Problems)

ResCare Academy and computer essentials

The Academy is a FREE tool available 24/7 that offers several online resources to help YOU be your best and successfully get the right job for you.  The Academy’s key offerings are as follows:

  • Learning resources to enhance your basic skills through a suite of tools offered by Essential Ed including GED/HiSET preparation, basic computer skills, financial literacy courses and workplace readiness video courses

  • Thousands of courses, videos, and support documents to help make you more competitive in the job market by enhancing your job readiness and vocational skills across more than 100 industries 

  • Courseware designed to prepare individuals for globally recognized certifications

  • Other resources to support your job search

Be sure to make the best of your job seeking experience by working with your assigned career counselor to maximize the features in The Academy.

ONET Online

The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. 

Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation. Find the average wage of each job in your area, the required education, and the time it takes to learn the skills necessary to become proficient.

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The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. 

Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation. Find the average wage of each job in your area, the required education, and the time it takes to learn the skills necessary to become proficient.

My Next Move For Veterans

My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options.

 

The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military.

Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

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