Exploring Job Opportunities
Career counselors can help you identify employment options that best meet your needs, and help you develop short term goals, upon which you can build. Case managers, trusted friends, and family members can also support you in making choices to help you reach your employment goals.
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If you have been out of work for an extended period of time, or if you are starting work for the first time, you may not be aware of which jobs match your interests, needs, and skills.
Career counseling could help you to:
- Explore job possibilities that meet your interests, abilities, and needs
- Access training or educational programs to prepare you for a job
- Find sources of financial assistance for your training or education
- Boost your confidence before going to job interviews, vocational rehabilitation, or school
Career-counseling services may include the following:
- Employment Counseling–-to develop an action plan to achieve your employment goals.
- Job Training--to develop your employment skills through practical experience.
- Computer Resources--to find information on job search skills, job openings, and information on colleges and universities.
- Career counseling and job search support services are usually offered free of charge at colleges and universities and the Department of Labor.
Further resources to explore career counseling and options:
US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
US Department of Labor Disability Resources