ONET_Crosswalk_1 by wuzhengqin


									                                                                                                                         Quick Guide: O*NET OnLine Crosswalk Search
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is sponsored by the US Department of Labor Employment
and Training Administration (DOLETA). The O*NET family of websites assist job seekers and workforce
development staff to investigate career paths and plan targeted steps for training, education and

The O*NET OnLine Crosswalk Search ( is an exploration tool that provides
customized reports that match transitional career opportunities based on prior jobs or education. Reports
explain detailed knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks that can be transferred from previous careers to be
successful in future occupations.

How can I use these six crosswalk tools?

  Apprenticeship: Utilizes the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) to
   learn more about what skills, abilities and resources are available for a specific occupation. For more
   information on apprenticeships and connecting to local resources, visit the DOLETA website at

  Dictionary of Occupations Titles (DOT): If you have researched codes or titles from the DOT, enter a
   single code or title to find in-depth information regarding a job’s tasks, skills, related occupations, wages
   and more.
                                                                                                           Page 1 of 2
                                                                                                                         Quick Guide: O*NET OnLine Crosswalk Search
How can I use these six crosswalk tools?

  Education: Through the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), investigate tasks, tools, technology
   and wages that are involved with a specific occupation that is of interest for training and education
   opportunities. Make sure the career is the right path for you before you register for school. For further
   schooling information, visit the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board at

  Military: If you are a veteran seeking to relate your duties to civilian employment, this tool will help you
   to make those vital connections for your employment efforts. This crosswalk uses the Military
   Occupational Classification (MOC) system for every branch of the U.S. armed forces to identify the
   knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks, work styles to related civilian occupations. For further information
   regarding civilian employment, visit O*NET’s My Next Move for Veterans website at

  Occupation Handbook: Search titles from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) published yearly by
   the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Cross compare information from the OOH (education, working
   conditions, job prospects) with the tasks, wages and employment outlook from O*NET. For more
   information on the OOH, visit the BLS website at

  Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): This crosswalk search compares U.S. Bureau of Labor
   Statistics (BLS) job classifications with O*NET detailed occupation information such as knowledge, tasks,
   abilities, skills, technology, wages, and more. With SOC, all workers are classified into one of 840 detailed
   occupations according to their occupational definition. To learn more about SOC codes, visit the BLS
   website at

How can I get the most information about careers that relate to my employment search?
   1. Decide which of the six crosswalk tools are most appropriate for your employment history.

   2. Study the examples listed below the tool’s search field to enter your career or code appropriately.

   3. A list of occupations will populate. Select the title that most closely matches your prior work.

   4. A Summary Report with three viewing tabs will appear. You have three tab options:
          a. Summary: Overall view of information available for your selected occupation.
          b. Details: Provides “importance” and “relevance” statistics that indicate how much a specific
             piece of knowledge, a skill, piece of equipment or other category impact a person’s ability to
             do the work.
          c. Custom: Select the specific pieces of information about the occupation you would like to
             view and if you want statistics provided with each category you choose.

   5. Select a tab option, and view your research.

   6. Use the information to help create descriptions of your work for a resume, search for related jobs
      that are a possible target for future employment, and more.

                                                                                                           Page 2 of 2

To top