Job Seekers

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The Job Seeker section includes everything you'll need in order to land that job! Explore your career options and use assessment tools to determine your job goal. Find out about training programs that will give you the skills you need to succeed in your career. Learn how to write a great résumé and interview like a pro, or explore our extensive job listings and post your résumé online where employers can view it. Receive one-on-one case management services for long term unemployed folks to assist you with obtaining employment. This is your launch pad to a rewarding new career!

Steps to Prepare

  1. Look in the Mirror
  2. Assess your Skills and Experience
  3. Take Time to Think
  4. Investigate Your Career Options
  5. Prepare for Action
  6. Just Do It!

Once you're ready to start sending out your résumé, come in to the Job Market for help, or jump ahead to our section on Getting the Job and Keeping It.

Filing for Unemployment Insurance

If you have been working, but recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for State Unemployment Insurance, an employer-funded program that pays weekly benefits to eligible workers. Filing for Unemployment Insurance is now done entirely by phone or out can file for Unemployment Insurance online. In order to apply for Unemployment Insurance or to get more information, call (800) 300-5616 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will need to have your social security number, and the name, address, and phone number of your last employer handy.