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Counselors Recommend: 5 Key Activities When Returning to the Workforce

Re-entering the workforce can be a daunting task. Whether people have taken time off to raise children, travel, recover from an illness, or for any other reason, jumping back into the job market can be challenging. Counselors recommend several strategic activities to boost skills, understanding, and value to potential employers. Investing in these actions can […]

5 Ways to Reduce Career Counselor Overwhelm

Overwhelm, burnout, stress… they’re part and parcel to most jobs these days. Even with all this promise of automation and AI, the reality on the ground is that all these systems and technologies have only increased demand for data, reporting, and process.  It’s not sustainable. You can only do your best work when you are […]

Top STEM Careers Pursued Through Alternative Pathways

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers are known for their innovation, dynamism, and increasingly for their flexibility in entry pathways. While many STEM careers traditionally require a college degree, there’s a growing number of roles that can be pursued through apprenticeships, certifications, or specific training programs.  Here’s a list of some top STEM careers […]

CareerScope Announces New President

Please join us at CareerScope in welcoming our new President, Amanda Steinberg. Amanda’s career in workforce development began 25 years ago as the founder of a digital skills job training school in Harlem. She discovered then what remains true at CareerScope today: helping job seekers succeed is the greatest service. She has built multiple software […]

Top Trends in Career Counseling Heading into 2024

At CareerScope, we understand the value of school and career counselors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of school and career counselors and advisors is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. With the rise in career options, there has been an increase in the […]

Spotlight on California Workforce Boards & Their Role in Shaping Workforce Trends

With September being Workforce Development Month, this is a perfect time to highlight the pivotal role and initiatives of California Workforce Boards (CWB) in workforce development.  We wanted to highlight specific actions by individual workforce boards that underscore California’s progressive approach. Understanding the Role of California Workforce Boards (CWB) The CWB serves as an essential bridge, linking […]

What Makes a Resume Stand Out Today?

It is important to understand the evolution of resumes and how they reflect broader shifts in the job market and technological landscape. The most effective resumes today combine clear, concise content with innovative formats and a personalized touch, offering a holistic view of the candidate’s capabilities and potential value to employers. Here are ways they […]

CareerScope Success Story from Morgan’s Counseling and Testing Services

We reached out to our counselors and asked them to share a Success Story about their clients and how CareerScope has positively impacted them. Recently, Wendell “Scott” Morgan, CEO, Morgan’s Counseling and Testing Services, shared a powerful Success Story. CareerScope Celebrates Each Success Story “I administer CareerScope assessments to clients of the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. Most […]

Top 5 Elements of a Great Professional Bio

A well-crafted professional biography can make a big difference in how you’re perceived, helping you make a powerful first impression. Here are the top five elements to include: 1. Brief Personal Introduction Start by introducing yourself. This section should include your full name, your current role, and perhaps your area of expertise. You should avoid […]

CareerScope Success Story from House of Hope

We reached out to our counselors and asked them to share a Success Story about their clients and how CareerScope has positively impacted them. Recently, Megan McKeever, Career Coordinator at House of Hope, shared a powerful Success Story. CareerScope Celebrates Each Success Story “CareerScope is more than just an assessment tool. For some of our participants, […]

Utilizing Apprenticeships as Part of Your Career Strategy

Many of our partners and counselors recommend apprenticeships and utilize CareerScope to identify which opportunities might make sense.  ‍ Many individuals looking to change careers pursue internships. While internships are very helpful, they are not the only option. Apprenticeship programs provide dedicated training, mentorship, pay, and typically lead to a full-time job. Internships, although helpful, […]

Is Your Company Delivering a Great Experience for Interns?

Ensuring a positive intern experience is pivotal to a company’s reputation and its capacity to attract future talent. It begins with a meticulous hiring process that includes a transparent job description accurately outlining responsibilities and qualifications. This transparency attracts the right candidates who understand the company’s culture and their potential tasks. Moreover, treating interns as […]

Embracing AI: Overcoming My ChatGPT Fears

At CareerScope, we’re always on the lookout for innovative ways to boost our efficiency and “work smarter, not harder”. That’s where AI comes into play, offering us powerful tools to streamline our workflows and unleash our creativity. But I have to admit, when I first encountered ChatGPT, I had my reservations. I was hesitant, fearing […]

Amplifying Counselor Success: The Reinvented CareerScope

The world of career assessment and exploration just got an upgrade! The all-new CareerScope is specifically designed to align seamlessly with counselor workflows and transform the way you and your clients navigate career exploration. The re-envisioned management console centralizes essential information, from portal setup to report downloads, into one easy-to-navigate space. One-Stop Shop Saves Time […]

CareerScope: The First Step for “Next Steps”

With high school and college graduation season in full swing, there’s a big focus on what students will be doing NEXT.  Whether they are entering high school, college, or the workforce, it’s never too early for students to focus on career exploration and goals. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, […]

Resources for Veterans Transitioning into the Workforce

About 250,000 Service members transition to civilian life each year. Among the 250,000 unemployed veterans in 2022, 54 percent were ages 25 to 54, 39 percent were age 55 and over, and 7 percent were ages 18 to 24. Veterans transitioning out of the military often have a range of valuable skills and experiences that […]

Lights, Camera, CareerScope: Spotlight on Careers in Film

In honor of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, a global celebration of cinematic excellence, we thought it would be both informative and fun to highlight a few diverse careers available in the film industry. As you delve into these careers, keep in mind that they are just a small sample of the possible career options […]

Highlights from the Correctional Education Symposium

On May 16, I attended the virtual Correctional Education Symposium hosted by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and the Correctional Education Association (CEA).  The symposium brought together over 1,500 educators from across the country.  Here are just a few of the highlights from the speakers and attendees: ‍ Highlight #1:  Innovative Practices   In 2021, California-based […]

Top 10 Sustainability & Green Careers

With Earth Day approaching, we thought it would be exciting to share the top sustainability and green tech jobs in O*NET and also in CareerScope. 1. Renewable Energy Engineer: As the demand for clean energy rises, the need for engineers specializing in renewable energy solutions such as solar, wind, and geothermal power will increase. Wind: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2199.10 Solar: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2199.11  2. Sustainability […]

Washington Business Journal Highlights CareerScope

Thrilled to see Jamie McIntyre, CEO of CareerScope, featured in the Washington Business Journal discussing how the “Bethesda ed-tech Vocational Research Institute rebuilds its career assessment tool for a new generation.” Access the full article here. About the business: Vocational Research Institute is a software-as-a-service company that specializes in career development and whose main product, […]