Explore Your Next Job with Free Online Career Coaching
September 21, 2011
If you’re considering a new job or a new career, you’re likely asking yourself questions like “Do I have the skills to succeed in this field?,” “Is this job a good fit for my personality?” and “What do I need to know before diving in?”
Goodwill’s free online career mentoring platform GoodProspects℠ can help you explore your opportunities in a variety of fields to determine if the job you’re looking for is right for you. After registering on the site, you gain access to valuable advice and guidance from Goodwill career coaches, and have the opportunity to interact with other online job seekers going through the same experience you are.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, the online resource enables you to explore career paths and seek advice from career coaches in the following fields:
- Health care
- Hospitality and food service
- Clerical and office
- Green jobs
- Customer service
- Education and social services
Join the Conversation
Once you’re ready to learn more and have a conversation about one or more of the career groups listed above, register on the site. After signing up, you’ll have an option to create a profile where you can enter information about yourself and a photo or ‘avatar,’ so other members of the site can get to know a little bit about you. It’s also where you can join groups or view the career groups you belong to, and check on messages from other members on the site.
After you set up your profile, join one or more GoodProspects career path groups to discuss the unique benefits, challenges and steps to success for career explorers in a certain field. You can message individual career coaches and job seekers privately or contribute to existing discussions going on in the group.
Groups also contain links to related information that you can read at your leisure to learn more about your desired career path, as well as success stories from individuals who’ve successfully obtained a job in the sector.
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