Job Search Resources
While receiving unemployment benefits, individuals are expected to be actively looking for employment. The resources below can help you through this process.
One-Stop Career Centers
One-Stop Career Centers provide free guidance and assistance such as training, resume writing, interview assistance, resource rooms with phones, computers, and printers, and job search guidance. One-Stop Career Centers also provide specialized services for veterans, mature workers or 55+ communities, displaced homemakers, youth employment for those ages 16 to 24, and ex-offender services. Their website has local job fairs and targeted recruitments. Services are provided on-site at local One-Stop Centers and online.
Learning About New Job Opportunities
Job Fairs are designed to help employers find qualified employees. They also offer job seekers an easy way to make contact with companies that are currently hiring. Find information about current Job Fairs being held throughout the state.
Career Websites Many websites offer both job postings and employment tips. You can post an electronic form of your resume on these sites and respond online to current employment opportunities. Among the most popular are Monster, Indeed, Linkedin, ZipRecruiter, and Careerbuilder.
For those who are considering a new career path, Become helps individuals understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school to climbing the company ladder. This website provides a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.
Corporate Sites Research the companies within commuting distance to your home and visit their websites. Most will have a portion of their site dedicated to current employment opportunities and you should be able to submit your application online.
Family Success Centers A great resource for many family services is the local Family Success Center.
Networking Opportunities Reach out to former colleagues and others you know who are currently working or may have vital connections with others in the workforce. Make sure they know about your skills and your eagerness to work. If you have a resume, don’t be shy - pass it along to them and encourage them to provide it to employers who are looking to hire. Learn about other ways to network.