Unemployment in Virginia is comparatively low at 6.1%, and fortunately, the decline has been steady in recent months. But if you are currently out of work, or have been for some time, this statistic isn’t uplifting. If trends in your field lead to more layoffs than new positions, unemployment could be a long-term certainty for you. It’s time to cast a wider net in your job search and consider career alternatives. My Next Move is a career portal offering introduction, exploration, and transition resources for job seekers. Users can search careers by key word or title for education and technology requirements, skills and abilities, personality suitability, earnings potential, and job outlook. There is also a revealing Interest Profiler to help you identify the right career fit.
Recent high school and college graduates—Not sure what classes to register for this fall? Not sure how you want to use your degree in English? My Next Move is a great resource for you, too! Explore careers to learn which one is right for you.