Your path to a fulfilling career
Whether you are a high school student thinking about the future or someone with an established career looking for a change, now is a great time to explore new career opportunities.
Be open to new possibilities
Part of the exploration process is learning about new possibilities or options that you may not have considered before. Here are some tools to help you explore:
Annual Hot Jobs List
The West Michigan Works! Hot Jobs List highlights in-demand occupations in our region’s fastest-growing industries. These are jobs that employers are hiring for now and are also expected to see considerable growth in the next five years. If you’re looking for a new career, these jobs are smart choices. And many of these jobs qualify for scholarships!
West Michigan Works! offers a variety free workshops, including career exploration. Find a virtual or in-person workshop near you.
There are many online career self-assessments available, like CareerOneStop and My Next Move These are a good way to get started, but an assessment and a conversation with a career expert is a great way to get started and can provide important insights. Use the form below to connect with a career coach.
Finding a good career match isn’t just about technical skills, it’s also about employability skills, like responsibility, adaptability, and time management. WorkReady assessment help you understand and use the nine important skills that employers are looking for.
“I feel it’s essential to have a conversation. It allows for so much more information to come to the surface. I love making that one-on-one connection and starting to build the bond.”
– Kim Heenan, Talent Development Specialist
“The combined results can paint a clear picture of the road the job seeker should take to find a career that would be satisfying and best suited for them.”
– Deb Powell, career coach
Get started on your career exploration today! Use the form below to let us know how to connect with you.
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