Safety Harbor, Florida (PressExposure) October 23, 2015 -- Human Services Outcomes, Inc. (HSO) is now offering a free online Career Resource Center (CRC). The CRC is an easily accessible self-help area for those who need assistance with job and career issues. It provides job hunters and those considering a change in careers, particularly mid and late-career professionals, a way to find information needed to set and reach career goals without the cost and time required for personal help by a professional counselor.
Using the Career Resource Center one can assess interests and skills and match those to appropriate jobs and careers. It can help identify training and education resources, and where to find financial aid to pursue schooling. The best sites for resume writing, interviewing and locating jobs, including legitimate part-time and home based work can be found, as well as sites that deal with the specific job finding needs of veterans and those with disabilities. If a full time job is no longer feasible due to disability, sites for locating government financial assistance are available. There are even unique tools for such purposes as finding jobs to which work skills transfer, comparing how well a resume matches a posted job description and a questionnaire to help frustrated users understand why they cannot make a career decision.
The Career Resource Center developed as part of HSO's evolution from a traditional in-person career service provider to a provider of distance services through video, phone, e-mail, and electronically delivered information. For most years since its founding in 1997, HSO, a Tampa Bay Area company, provided professional career services to disabled veterans and other persons with disabilities, to the general public, and to legal entities in Florida, Georgia, and New Mexico. When working with clients, face to face services was the norm.
With expanding capabilities of communication media and use of portable devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops, the company found that many persons needing career help could more comfortably and conveniently benefit from using technology to seek and receive services. For example, without such options those with mobility disabilities or who live in rural areas or who have very busy schedules might never seek needed assistance because of inconvenience or inability to get to appointments.
During the distance services transition, the Career Resource Center was developed as a first-line free service for those who can benefit mainly or exclusively from self-help. HSO staff found that many people inquiring about services are in a position to make their own decisions about jobs and careers, as well as land good jobs, if they can easily find the right high quality information on their own. Thus, for those who work well independently, this can be the only service they need.
Steve Simon, Ph.D., President of HSO and a Career Consultant notes "The Career Resource Center is unique in that it is easily accessible on the HSO website and does not inundate the user with dozens of career information sources. Rather, HSO professionals carefully search the web to find a small number of the highest quality free sites that can target most user needs. In fact, the Career Resource Center is organized so users can first look at a series of needs-based questions and then, based on their choice, they are directed to the relevant information. There are no ads within the Career Resource Center and the selection of sites is done independently based on review of the quality of a site's information. HSO and staff have no affiliations with any of the selected sites. The CRC is strictly a free service and no one who uses it is asked to provide their name or sign in on the website, or purchase any paid services."
Job hunters and career changers can directly access the Career Resource Center anytime by going to https://hsoutcomes.com/career-resource-center.html.