Career planning stepsCareerOneStop ( is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. For students, there are a also variety of tools available to support them in career planning and exploration, transition assessments, and the job application process.  Here are a few examples of the valuable tools on the website:

  • Transition Assessments
    • Work Values Assessment: This assessment is available online and in a printable version. The tool assesses individuals’ career interests and work values in the areas of achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions. Once complete, a summary of the individual’s career interests and work values is generated. The summary also provides an explanation of the results with an outline of the participant’s Holland Code, Career Cluster results, and Work Values with a list of matching careers.
    • Skills Assessment:  When reviewing the results summary of the interest and values, CareerOneStop provides the option to also complete a Skills Assessment that prompts the user to identify skills that they possess. Once complete, these results are added to the summary report and provide the option to explore a list of careers matching the users’ skills. The list is sortable by the required educational level. CareerOneStop users could also choose to take the Skills Profiler as a stand-alone assessment available through the link below.
  •  Resources for Exploration: CareerOneStop has a variety of resources for exploration. The video library provides a large selection of career videos, career videos in Spanish, skill and ability videos, industry videos, and work option videos. Additional search tools assist the user in finding scholarships, apprenticeships, compare occupations, and career profiles.

This is just a summary of the utility of the CareerOneStop website. It is also completely available in Spanish. Additional toolkits are available for applying for jobs, veterans, individuals with disabilities, workers with a criminal conviction, and military careers.