We help career centers provide scalable, evidence-based career guidance to job seekers with complete tools for career navigation, career collaboration, and competencies communication.
SkillsFirst is powered by ThinkOptimal. Since 2005, we’ve partnered with 700+ organizations to enhance online career services for job seekers.
We’re proud to have helped more than 3 million job seekers find employment, but too many people are still left behind in a pedigree-based hiring system.
Many people make important career and life decisions with insufficient data and without input from qualified career advisors.
To make matters worse, job seekers are often screened out of the employment process by applicant tracking systems that emphasize intangibles beyond their control.
We empower job seekers with the data, tools, and collaborators they need to make evidence-based career decisions and demonstrate skills to employers.
We make it easier for employers to hire for skills and expand evidence-based talent practices that have been shown to improve key business outcomes such as diversity and quality of hire.
Invite diverse stakeholders to your custom-branded, virtual career community to increase career support for remote job seekers and catalyze valuable relationships that lead to jobs.
Help job seekers better navigate the worlds of education and work with essential information on present and future labor market demands and employer-valued skills.
Give job seekers access to curated career learning galleries that include career content shared by members and partners and a variety of samples provided by SkillsFirst.
Job seekers can collaborate 1-on-1 with other members to get personalized career advice, conduct informational interviews, practice interviewing, assess target skills, and enhance job search documents.
Give job seekers complete career tools to create and share career advice, files, interviews, interview questions, letters, pitches, portfolios, and resumes.
Job seekers can index their content to O*NET occupations and relevant foundational, transferable, and hot technology skills to demonstrate preparation and career alignment.
Guide job seekers through a stepwise, customized career coaching program that includes activities for self-understanding, option exploration, decision making, and action planning.
Utilize the 7-Step Career Pathway Model™ to implement evidence-based career pathways in partnership with local education suppliers, community-based organizations, workforce agencies, and employers.
Grant employer partners permissions at your organization to view occupation and skills evidence shared by members.