Mi Próximo Paso is a web-based interactive tool for Spanish speaking job seekers, students, and other career explorers to learn more about their career options. Mi Próximo Paso includes all the features of the English-language site My Next Move.
Mi Próximo Paso uses the current production O*NET 26.3 database with Spanish translations of occupation titles, skills, task statements, and more.
The Spanish-language keyword search used in Mi Próximo Paso is part of our web services API. Occupation titles are returned, in Spanish, matching a Spanish word or phrase. A wide range of features from Mi Próximo Paso are also available, including detailed career reports and Interest Profiler questions and scoring. The Interest Profiler IFrame widget can also be added to your site with a simple block of HTML code.
A technical report describes language-specific adaptations and enhancements applied to our English-language Weighted O*NET Keyword Search for use in Mi Próximo Paso. The resulting search implementation can be used through the tools above. Developers may also leverage the steps outlined in the paper to build or customize a similar occupation search.
The occupation titles and descriptions of the O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy were translated into Spanish, for use in the Mi Próximo Paso website. The translated taxonomy is available for download below.
This download includes translations of over 50,000 lay titles, which are used in Mi Próximo Paso's keyword search.
The Spanish version of the O*NET 4.0 database was developed by Aguirre International for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under an O*NET technical support contract. The Spanish O*NET database maintains the same format and file structure as the English 4.0 version. This was done to facilitate incorporation of O*NET information into Spanish language occupational information systems and applications. DOL has no current plans to develop a Spanish language version of the O*NET OnLine application.
The translation process included extensive review by a variety of professional experts:
Spanish language translations of the O*NET Questionnaires used in the O*NET Data Collection Program are available on the Questionnaires page.