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The What’s My Next Move? guide is:

  • designed to help high-school students manage their career and employment path.
  • a simple, seven-step guide to print or use online.
  • a great combination of easy access to online resources and straightforward action items for teens to complete on their own or in with an adult.
  • produced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

View the What’s My Next Move? guide.

Read more about why What’s My Next Move? can help students, parents, and teachers or counselors:

Students:  “What are you going to do after graduation?" If you haven’t been asked that question yet, you soon will be.  “What’s My Next Move” includes seven easy steps to help you answer that question by showing you jobs that match your interests, and how you can continue to develop your education and skills to advance in your career.  The guide shows you how to use free online tools that can help you as you start along your career path. The world is full of unique and exciting careers that are waiting for you. It’s up to you to be prepared for your journey.

Parents: “What’s My Next Move” is a useful tool for getting teens to think about what it takes to be prepared to enter college and a career after high school. With the help of U.S. Department of Labor online tools, parents, guardians, and other mentors are encouraged to use the guide to as a basis for conversations. The guide helps teens begin a personal career journey that matches his/her interests, and shows the connection between education and future earnings potential.

Teachers and Counselors: “What’s My Next Move” is recommended as a guided exercise that introduces students to a variety of occupations that match their interests, using the online profiler developed by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Following completion of the exercise, students should understand how to use the My Next Move and CareerOneStop websites to find the skills and educational requirements needed for an occupation. Teachers and counselors are encouraged to add the guide and online tools to their inventory of resources to help students continue their academic journey and embark on their career path.