CareerBuilder launched CoLab, a resource hub designed to offer job seekers information that will help them make decisions as they navigate their career path, now and in the future.

In its research, CareerBuilder found that candidates were having difficulty navigating the job search process without advice and explanations that related directly to their skillset and specific job postings. With the aim of making informed choices, job seekers were looking for a resource that could answer questions about roles and job descriptions they found online.

CoLab was developed in response to these survey findings, CareerBuilder said. Drawing on the user’s interests, it provides a summary of potential career paths based on role and location. Job seekers can then review individualized insights including a position’s earning potential, resume samples specific to the role, companies hiring for that role and other job discovery tools.

Illuminating Unfamiliar Ground

“Candidates have been searching for a source of truth when it comes to understanding certain roles in specific industries. CoLab does just that,” said CareerBuilder CEO Susan Arthur. “It outlines potential job trajectory, provides salary data, even showcases day-to-day responsibilities so folks can make informed decisions related to their careers.”

There’s no shortage of candidates on the market right now. According to a CNBC report of Pew Research findings, about 53% of the employed adults who quit their jobs last year changed their occupation or field of work. Of those 18 – 29, 61% shifted their field of work or occupation.

CoLab targets job seekers who might not have direct access to a career advisor like they would in high school or college. By using the hub, candidates can gain clarity on the skills needed for success at a time when transferable skills and the opportunity to scale is a top priority.

CoLab is now available for all CareerBuilder users.

By Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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