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:
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
Career ladders and lattices are devices that help people visualize and learn
about the job options that are available as they progress through a career.
Career ladders and lattices consist of a group of related jobs that comprise
a career. They often include a pictorial representation of job progression
in a career as well as detailed descriptions of the jobs and the experiences
that facilitate movement between jobs. Career ladder/lattices are not
necessarily organization-specific; they frequently span multiple
organizations because movement within one organization may not be possible.
Career ladders display only vertical movement between jobs. In contrast,
career lattices contain both vertical and lateral movement between jobs and
may reflect more closely the career paths of today's work environment.
Career ladders/lattices may be used in a variety of ways. For example, they
may be used to:
The U.S. Department of Labor's Competency Model Clearinghouse
external site features a
tool that enables customers to incorporate O*NET occupations and information
within a customized Career Ladder or Lattice. To view examples of Career
Ladders/Lattices as well as to access the tool, see the Sample Career Ladders/Lattices
external site page.