Job Search Links

Online Job Boards:

Pure Michigan Talent Connect: Great resource for job seekers.

Indeed.com: A search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posed on thousands of company career sites and job boards.

SimplyHired.com: Looking for a job shouldn’t be a full-time job! We search thousands of job sites and companies, just so you don’t have to.

USAJobs.gov: USAJOBS is the official jobsite for the US Federal Government. You can search USAJOBS to find thousands of available federal jobs, and use our search tools to narrow your results down to find your perfect job.

Virtual Service Information:

O*Net: The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Michigan eLibrary: Access Michigan 24/7 library for valuable resources to help your career including tests and tutorials for the GED, ACT, Careers, etc.

ACT World of Work: Explore your career options in the “World of Work.” The World-of-Work Map graphically shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks.

Educational Attainment: Find out how much you can expect to earn with your degree. Examine work-life earnings by field of degree and occupation by pathway after attaining a bachelor’s degree at this US Census Website. This site estimates lifetime earnings that can be compared by major field of study.

Education Pays: Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. This site is hosted by the USDOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics and graphically illustrates the value of a credential by comparing education with wages and unemployment.

Apprenticeships: Visit the US department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship for information regarding apprenticeships by clicking the link above.   The Registered Apprenticeship system provides the opportunity for workers seeking high-skilled, high- paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. In this regard, the Registered Apprenticeship system effectively meets the needs of both employers and workers. You can also view current employers, pre-apprenticeship programs, registered apprenticeship representatives, community partners and college partners by state and county at this site.

Career Planning

Discover Your Skills: No matter whether you’re entering the job market for the first time or changing careers after 20 years, and no matter whether you’re interested in a specific industry or just trying to learn about different options, there is good news: Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs just waiting to be filled by people with the right skills. To be considered, you’ll need to learn these skills and earn the credentials employers are looking for. Which is exactly what Discover Your Skills is all about. From general questions about choosing a career to education and training options to inspirational videos and information about specific industries, this site can put you on the path to a well-paying, much-needed job. The kind of job we all depend on to maintain our way of life. Your future starts now.

Mapping Your Future: At Mapping Your Future you can explore careers, prepare for college (help with selecting a school and applying for admission), pay for college (financial aid), and manage your money (student loans and more).

Careers in Health: The Careers in Health website provides comprehensive information about careers in the healthcare field, the skills and education needed to pursue various careers, licensing requirements and employment information.

My Next Move: Explore what you want to do for a living.

America’s Career InfoNet: America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

Worker Re-employment: Worker ReEmployment provides employment, training, and financial assistance for laid-off workers. Includes resources for getting immediate help with unemployment insurance, healthcare, and other financial needs; job searching and resume tips; changing careers and understanding transferable skills; and upgrading skills through education and training.

iWorkzone:  iWorkzone is a web-based resource designed to identify job seekers’ occupational interests and match job seekers to specific jobs and openings.

Skills Profiler: Use Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills.

Veteran ReEmployment provides career information and links to work-related services that help veterans and military service members successfully transition to civilian careers.

Job Openings: Explore occupation job openings by country, state, education level, fastest growing, most openings, etc. at the Career One-Stop.

Certificates: A Fast Track To Careers 

Occupational Outlook Information: The Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Virtual Job Seeker Tool Kit

Helping Hand – This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the   services they need. Simply click on one of the five tabs below for links to information about jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing. Then click on the particular link that describes the help you’re seeking.

Employability Checkup: The employability checkup provides a snapshot of your ability to find employment with a specific occupation at a specific wage and location. In the following pages, select an occupation and industry, a state and locality, an education level, and a wage level.

My Skills My Future: mySkills myFuture helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

America’s Career InfoNet: America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

Free Online Course Access (examples)

Learning Express Library – Michigan ELibrary: Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.

Short-Term Training Finder: The U.S. Department of Education collects information about institutions and education organizations that receive federal funding in its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Career Resources

Fidelity Bonding: Sponsored by the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth-Bureau of Workforce Transformation (DeLEG-BWT), the Fidelity Bonding Program was created to assist high-risk, but qualified, job seekers who have bona fide offers of employment.

Unemployment Insurance Agency: Agency manages unemployment taxes and insurance. Site provides information for both employers and jobseekers, including regulations, forms and statistics.

Worker ReEmployment: Worker ReEmployment is your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a layoff.

Healthcare Virtual Career Platform: The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has built and operates a Healthcare Virtual Career Platform (HVCP). The purpose of this platform is to assist un- and under-employed persons transition into healthcare careers. The platform offers a structured step-by-step online process to assist users determine whether a career in healthcare is appropriate for them.

Education & Training Programs: Find information on education and training programs to satisfy your individual career and professional needs as well as where to find training.

Labor Market Information: This is your Michigan one-stop source for reliable information on recent employment trends, wages, detailed industries, and jobs in demand. It also is a great source of economic information on Michigan regions and counties.

Resumes’ & Applications: Is it time to write a resume, send a cover letter, or fill out a job application? Follow the tips below to learn how to highlight your skills and experiences and land the job you want.