Career Transitions is an exciting new breed of product designed to provide immediate help for people navigating the new economy. Uniquely, it provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels.
Career Transitions employs a simple, step-by-step approach to help people:
Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Career Transitions users have the opportunity to create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. They can return to their profile in their library--or remotely--to track and update their progress in job searching, career exploration, and education planning. Information on networking and other job-search tactics, as well as the opportunity to take low-fee distance learning courses, will help users improve their employment prospects. Local information on unemployment benefits, health benefits, and other social services is available, too.
"...CareerTransitions offers very useful features for those switching careers... The database will be most useful for public libraries or universities that focus on nontraditional students making a career change."
-Library Journal, February 1, 2013