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Career Planning

WorkSource Portland Metro provides tools and guidance to help your career options, as well as start, change or advance in your career.
Career Exploration Workshop
If you’re not sure what  kind of job you want, this 4-hour class  introduces tools and a process that will help you develop a focused career goal based on your skills, interests and experience. Go to My WorkSource to sign-up.

One-on-One Career Guidance
Meet with a WorkSource staff member for individual career plan development help. Call your WorkSource Center to make an appointment.

Explore on Your Own
  • Oregon Employment Department's Quality Information: Provides data about jobs and career opportunities in our region and throughout the state as well as up-to-date report on industry hiring trends, and information about training and certification likely to be required for specific careers.
  • My Next Move: An interactive tool for job seekers to learn about career options.
  • O*NET Online: A robust tool for career exploration.
  • Career One Stop: Tools to learn about careers and employment trends in Oregon and around the country.
  • Career Boost Career Coaching: If you receive SNAP (food stamps) you may be eligible for Career Coaching through Career Boost. A Career Coach can support your efforts to find a career that fits your interests, skills and abilities. Then, they will help you design a career path with the steps you need to be successful. Click here to find out more about Career Boost Career Coaching and other Career Boost programs for SNAP recipients.
  • CareersNW.org: CareersNW.org is your guide to careers in Oregon’s high-growth, high-demand industries: Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology. Explore the site to find out about the types of jobs most in demand now, what types of people employers are looking for, and how you can get coaching, training, education, and placement at low or no cost.
  • Health Careers NW: A program for low-income job seekers, Health Careers NW offers career coaching, academic support and career exploration to help participants find and choose a health care career path in that will lead participants to economic stability. Visit the Health Career NW website to see if you qualify and to learn more about career paths in health care.
My WorkSource
My WorkSource allows users to manage a portfolio of employment related tools and activities. Explore this website and take advantage of a variety of online resources and interactive tools, and learn how WorkSource can help you.
  • View and sign-up for workshops to improve your skills.
  • Explore your employment and career goals.
  • Access online learning tools.
  • Access tools to improve and save your resumes and cover letters.
  • Search for jobs and maintain a job application log in your portfolio.
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    WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  
    To place a free relay call in Oregon dial 711.  
    This program financed in whole or in part with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.