Ready to make a move into an alternate industry but not sure which
ones are going to be the best in growth over the long term? There are places in your own community that have information
and people to help guide you. Check out these locations and resources in your area:
Community-based organizations - These can range from companies like Goodwill® to faith based services,
to demographic specific organizations. Search for career services and job search services and you may be surprised how many
places in your community are prepared with free resources to help you identify your skills and the industries where they could
be best used.
- American Job Centers - These are the hidden gems of resources for job search and transition.
Not only do the Job Centers have national and regional resources, they partner with local organizations to provide comprehensive
services to job seekers. Some of the information available includes; labor market information, current companies hiring locally,
training resources on all aspects of the hiring process, and economic development trend information for your area.
Labor market information can be one of the most valuable resources to review when considering an industry transition.
This is available at Job Centers or through your city's economic development department. Not only can you learn about
the industries with the highest growth and companies that are hiring, but oftentimes these reports include in demand jobs,
top skills desired by employers currently, and certifications or training that is necessary for the growing job sectors.