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Career video updates

CareerOneStop continues to create new career videos that bring to life the settings and details for a broad range of occupations. Ultimately, the project will depict more than 800 different careers, replacing videos that were developed more than a decade ago. Check out the newest additions at CareerOneStop’s New Career Videos. You’ll also see links to CareerOneStop’s videos from resources such as O*NET’s My Next Move and the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The videos give career explorers, students, and job searchers a portrait of life in hundreds of careers—from Actor to Web Developer. All details are based on authoritative occupational and labor market information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Job Description Writer

Did you know that having a clear, detailed job description is a critical success factor—for both employee and employer? Having an accurate description in place can help employers create job postings that will attract the most qualified candidates. And a good position description helps both employer and employee better evaluate current performance.

Unfortunately, many small business owners and employers just don’t have the time to learn how to create these documents. CareerOneStop’s Job Description Writer is a great, free tool to help complete this task.
The Job Description Writer walks you through a step-by-step process of building a meaningful job description. To get started, simply enter the occupation you need a description for, and select your location. You’ll then see a draft of a complete, fully editable job description for that occupation.

You’ll see details in eight key sections:

  • Job purpose
  • Education and experience
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Work context
  • Tasks
  • Activities
  • Tools and technology

Each section is pre-filled with the most common information or data for that occupation, and you have the option to customize from there.
The information used for an occupation’s purpose, knowledge, skills, work context, tasks, work activities, and tools and technology come from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). The Education and Experience data are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.

Once you see your full job description, you can customize it and then download, or just download and modify the file from your desktop.

Health Professions Network Contributes to update of Health Competency Model

The Competency Model Clearinghouse features an updated version of the Fundamentals of Health Care model (formerly known as the Allied Health Model). The model was developed in partnership with the Health Professions Network (HPN), a collaborative group representing the leading allied health professions. HPN members include professional associations, educators, accreditors, and credentialing and licensing agencies in health care. The group works on issues relevant to health care delivery and workforce development in the United States.

A competency model has value for the health care industry as it can improve and shorten hiring processes, reduce first-year turnover, increase hiring standards and diversity simultaneously, and result in annual cost savings. In addition, it provides information to the patient that is critical for quality care. Patients and providers alike can communicate effectively, understanding levels of qualification and scope of practice more readily.

For further information about how the Fundamentals of Health Care competency model was developed or to learn about the organizations supporting this model, please contact HPN at 804.639.9211.

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Professional Association Finder

Locate national professional associations by occupation or industry served. Contact associations to find professional development opportunities, and keep current on changes in your industry.

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Software Developers, Applications

  • Average Pay - $98,260/yr across the U.S.
  • Typical Training at entry is Bachelor's degree.

Coming Soon!

What's CareerOneStop working on next?

  • Responsive Veterans ReEmployment website
  • Web Services – soon to be Web API – enhancements

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