O*NET® in Action

Employers, HR professionals, and job seekers can take advantage of O*NET products and research to achieve their goals. Learn more from the resources below.

The O*NET Toolkit for Business provides a wealth of background information on the features of O*NET. It details O*NET's many uses for human resource professionals and employers including:

  • Job Descriptions
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Organizational Structure and Design
  • Job Design and Job Reengineering
  • Organizational Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Career Development
  • Workforce Development

An overview of the features of O*NET, giving information on O*NET and how it serves as a resource to assist businesses with everyday needs. This section also provides both graphic and written descriptions of the O*NET Content Model, the conceptual framework that underlies the O*NET database.

A guided tour of the features and capabilities of O*NET OnLine, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the information available. It demonstrates how users can navigate through O*NET OnLine and provides real world examples of occupational and skills searches, or specific details of one or more occupations.

A case study providing an overview of how O*NET can be used to write job descriptions.

Need help writing job descriptions? The Job Description Writer external site is an online tool that uses O*NET data to help employers and human resource specialists write job descriptions.

A step-by-step, detailed guide to demonstrate O*NET’s use in identifying work and worker requirements of future staff needs, identifying future Knowledge, Skill, and Ability needs, and identifying gaps and development opportunities.

Employment professionals from around the country use O*NET information to help job seekers and others needing career guidance. Between 2008 and 2011, a collection of these stories were produced as podcasts.

Find all O*NET podcast episodes, along with customer-based training videos and more, at our YouTube channel external site.