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How to Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook and CareerOneStop

The U.S. Department of Labor has many helpful tools for students, researchers, and career searchers. Two of those tools are the Occupational Outlook Handbook and Career One Stop. This guide will introduce these tools and highlight important features.

Intro to CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop provides simplified career information that helps job seekers, students, workers, researchers, and employers in the new economy. It is a powerful source for career exploration, training & jobs.

Here's a quick video overview of all the resources Career One Stop offers.

Cover letters, resumes, and salary negotiation

There’s an extensive collection of advice on resumes, cover letters, and all the documents related to landing your dream job.

Career Assessments

There are several tools that allow you to discover which job may be a perfect fit for you. Career assessment is a way to learn more about how various careers might suit you. First you choose "Explore Careers" at the top left.   



The assessments in Career One Stop focus on specific areas, such as skills, interests, or values. The video below will give you a brief overview of these tools.  

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