Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites
The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (July 2015) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Over 11,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. With this update, Air Force COOL data is now included in the supplemented data along with the Army COOL , Navy COOL , and Marine Corps COOL projects. Transitioning military personnel can use their military code or title to discover related civilian occupations/careers within O*NET Online's Military Crosswalk Search or My Next Move for Veterans' Military Transition Search.
O*NET Database and websites updated
With the release of the O*NET 20.0 Database, data from job incumbents and occupational experts is now available for 953 O*NET-SOC occupations. 102 occupations were updated in this release. New data is now incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine.
“Big Data” leveraged to create a new, additional source for O*NET Information—Employer Job Postings
Current Employer Job Postings captured in “real-time” were used to update O*NET’s Tools and Technology (T2) and Lay Title databases.
The Tools and Technology (T2) database provides information on machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use for optimal functioning in a high performance workplace. This release updated 150 occupations. Over 63,000 tools and technologies have now been identified across the 973 occupations included in the O*NET-SOC 2010 taxonomy.
The O*NET Lay Titles database contains approximately 45,000 unique titles. This release includes 1,158 new titles related to 480 occupations. Along with Employer Job Postings, titles were gathered from Job Incumbents, Occupational Experts, Government Programs, and Customer & Professional Association input. A variety of private and publicly developed electronic tools, including our O*NET OnLine and My Next Move sites, use the titles to improve their keyword search performance and to enhance their career reports.
New dynamic design features now in O*NET OnLine
Improvements to the O*NET OnLine occupation reports:
- Compact design that enables users to expand individual sections of interest to view greater detail
- Easy cross-occupational search functionality built in throughout. Choose an individual O*NET item (for example, a task, technology, knowledge, skill, or ability) and see related occupations to explore
Two new Advanced Search features:
- Related Task Search enables users to build a customized task list to perform a cross occupational search
- Related DWA Search enables users to build a customized list of work activities to perform a cross-occupational search
Work Activities Outline Custom Report feature:
Learn about the O*NET Work Activities Hierarchy through a dynamic, nested display feature. Customers can easily see the relationship between the Generalized Work Activities, Intermediate Work Activities, Detailed Work Activities, and tasks for an occupation of their choice.
Check out these features now in O*NET OnLine.
New BLS info in O*NET websites
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released wage estimates for 2014. The latest wages are now included in career reports within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.