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My Employability Score


What’s My Employability Score?
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What’s My Employability Score?


How employable am I?  What can I do to increase my chances of getting hired?
What is the likelihood I will find employment relative to others currently looking for work?

Job seekers need help answering these questions.  The factors associated with these questions can be complicated and confusing.  However, you can simplify the problem by asking "What’s My Employability Score?"

My Employability Score collects data related to employment prospects and weighs this data based on which factors contribute more heavily to employment.  Much like a credit score, your Employability Score can be improved through a series of targeted actions.  The higher your Employability Score, the greater your competitive advantage in the labor market.

The Employability Score is based on how well a job seeker’s employment profile matches their target occupation and labor market demand.  Complete a basic employment profile in the following screens to determine where you rank compared to the competition in the current labor market.  Both positive and negative factors contributing to your Employability Score will be identified so that you can determine what factors to target.






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        Tell us about your availability and background. Click on the statements that apply to you and then answer the questions below.


        What's My Employability Score?


        How employable am I? What can I do to increase my chances of getting hired?
        What is the likelihood I will find employment relative to others currently looking for work?

        Job seekers need help answering these questions. The factors associated with these questions can be complicated and confusing. However, you can simplify the problem by asking "What's My Employability Score?"

        My Employability Score collects data related to employment prospects and weighs this data based on which factors contribute more heavily to employment. Much like a credit score, your Employability Score can be improved through a series of targeted actions. The higher your Employability Score, the greater your competitive advantage in the labor market.

        The Employability Score is based on how well a job seeker’s employment profile matches their target occupation and labor market demand. The basic employment profile you completed was used to determine where you rank compared to the competition in the current labor market. Both positive and negative factors contributing to your Employability Score are identified so that you can determine what factors to target. The resources below can help you determine the right course of action to address the negative factors contributing to your score.

        My Employability Score

        My Employability Score:
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        What does your Employability Score mean?

        Based on the current labor market, you have a 'very poor' Employability Score. There are mostly negative factors that contribute to your score.

        Factors affecting your Employability Score - Below are the positive and negative factors that contribute to your Employability Score. You can see what is affecting your score and use our Virtual Career Center services or visit your local Career Center to learn ways to improve your score.

        EXCELLENT: 801 - 1000
        Most businesses would hire a person with this score. People with this score have a substantial competitive advantage over other job seekers.
        GOOD: 601 - 800
        Most businesses would hire a person with this score. People with this score have a moderate competitive advantage over other job seekers.
        FAIR: 401 - 600
        Most businesses would view a person with this score as employable. However, based on current labor market information, people in this category face tough competition for openings.
        POOR: 201 - 400
        Most businesses would hesitate to hire someone in this category due to employability concerns. People with this score have a substantial competitive disadvantage compared to other job seekers.
        VERY POOR: 0 - 200 (your category)
        Most businesses would not hire a person in this category and would consider this person to have serious employability concerns.

        Positive Factors (0)

        These factors had a positive impact on your Employability Score. Review these to understand which ones work in your favor and why.

          Negative Factors (0)

          These factors had a negative impact on your Employability Score. Carefully review these to understand how each of these impacts your ability to find a job in your desired occupation.

            My Competition

            Now that you know your Employability Score take a minute to consider your competition for the jobs you want.

            Use the selector to change your occupation focus. Choose from your desired occupation, any related occupation, or the total of all these.

            Selected Occupation:

            Based on data gathered by Career Centers across the state, there are currently no job seekers looking for these occupations within 25 miles of ZIP Code . There are currently no job openings for these occupations in the same area.

            Although the number of job seekers includes only persons registered with the Career Centers, you can compare the two numbers to get a rough idea of the competition in your job search. If there are many job seekers relative to the number of job openings, then having the strongest Employability Score possible will help you land the job you want.

            The following will help you compare job openings and job seekers by region across the state.The chart below shows combined job openings and seekers from your selected occupation and related occupations.



            The next section provides the tools you need to improve your Employability Score and to evaluate other career choices that could be right for you.

            Take Action

            Everyone can improve their Employability Score.

            No matter what your score is, you can take action to improve your chance of finding a job. Everyone’s situation is unique, but you can review your availability, flexibility and background choices in order to make yourself more attractive to employers. You can explore this and other occupations to evaluate what career is best for you. You can assess your skills and find the training or education you need for your career. You can build up your resume so that employers take notice. You can search for jobs, recruitment events, job fairs and more - statewide! You can access numerous career planning and job search resources online and at your local Career Center.

            Here are some suggestions to get you started.


            Go To CareerZone

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            CareerZone
            • Track your progress as you assess yourself and explore future career possibilities
            • Search our library of resources designed for students, parents and educators
            • Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and connect with STEM workshops, camps, games, internships and more
            JobZone
            • Search our job bank, or find training and education opportunities
            • Assess your interests, skills and talents and explore matching occupations
            • Create resumes, cover letters, reference lists and more
            • Access resources for adults engaged in an active job search
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