Deciding on a Career

Deciding on a Career

Need help deciding on a career path? Check out the links and resources below. 

On-line career ideas

On-line career ideas
On-line career ideas

Mynextmove.org lets you browse careers and tells you what kind of education you will, what type of people do best in that field and what kind of salary you can expect to make.  This website also has a survey with questions to help you figure out what type of work you might enjoy.

At the Career Center Services on the Nebraska Department of Labor website, you can use “Assessment Tools” to figure out what type of job you might like.  These are online tests that ask you a lot of questions about what you like and don’t like.  Click on the Career Center Services in the right column.

Searching for a Job

Searching for a Job
Searching for a Job

There are many places you can search for the right job.  Online Job Search Engines will show you open jobs: 

Programs to Help Get a Job

Programs to Help Get a Job
Programs to Help Get a Job
  • Nebraska Department of Labor

The Department of Labor has a job training program for young people who have been in foster care, homeless or juvenile justice and are between the ages of 14 and 21.  This program provides job shadowing, paid work experience, summer employment, short-term training, tutoring, career counseling, and tuition assistance.  There are 11 career centers across the state.  Find the center nearest you at dol.nebraska.gov.

  • JobCorps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and training program that helps young people over the age of 16.  At Job Corps, you can enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED or get help finding a good job.  You can live on campus and they provide you with free food, books and even spending money.  There are Job Corps Centers in Chadron, Nebraska, and Denison, Iowa.  For more information, call 1-800-733-JOBS or go to jobcorps.dol.gov.

  • Goodwill – Partnership for Youth Development Program (Omaha and Blair)

The Partnership for Youth program is a local program that provides help with getting your high school diploma or GED, getting training, or finding a job.  The program is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 21.  It is free to people who are eligible.  Click here for  more information, or call 402-934-2241.

  • Center for People in Need Education & Job Skills Training (Lincoln)

The Center provides job training to people of all ages.  They provide free job skills training in the following areas: forklift operation, computer/office skills, warehousing and retain, janitorial services, print services and food service.  The Center also provides computer classes, construction classes and GED classes.  Go to centerforpeopleinneed.org and click on “Education & Job Skills Training.”

  • Americorps

Americorps is a national service network that provides year-long full-time jobs to young people and adults.  You will be paid while in the program and when you complete the program, you get scholarship money for college or training.  For more information, call 1-800-942-2677 or go to americorps.org.​

  • YESS (Youth Education & Support Services)

​YESS can help youth in Lancaster and Saunders Counties with college, jobs, GED preparation and support services.  To be eligible, you must be between 14 and 21, be low income, and have a barrier that is making it difficult to finish school or keep a job.  Go to the YESS website or call 402-441-7111