Job Seeker Toolkit

The following links are available to assist job seekers during their career decision making, preparation and job search.

Pure Michigan Talent
Pure Michigan Talent Connect has two great systems designed to help you take advantage of job opportunities in the state right now, as well as prepare for the job opportunities of tomorrow.

Career One Stop
More than 16,000 public users rated more than 600 online job and career tools in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge. Click the icon on the right.

O*NET OnLine
Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis!

  • O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, researchers, and more!

US Department of Labor (USDOL) Tools, Resources and Reports
The USDOL has many tools and resources available to assist you to find a job or to interact with the DOL including economic reports, mobile applications, job & training information and layoff resources.

Discover Your Skills
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.

Career Resources Toolkit
Find free career development resources — on every major job-search and career topic — to help job-seekers find a better job or career in our Quintessential Careers Career Resources Toolkit.

JobSTART 101
JobSTART 101 is a free online course for college students and recent college graduates that introduces the professional skills necessary for entry-level employees to succeed in the workplace.

Free Online Courses

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.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS)
VETS proudly serves veterans & service members! They provide resources and expertise to assist and prepare them to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights.

Healthcare Virtual Career
The American Association of Community Colleges, through a grant from the Department of Labor, developed an online career exploration site to help jobseekers enter the healthcare field.

Unemployment
This Michigan agency manages unemployment taxes and insurance. Site provides information for both employers and jobseekers, including regulations, forms and statistics.

Fidelity Bonding Program
Sponsored by the Talent Investment Agency (TIA), State of Michigan, the Fidelity Bonding Program was created to assist high-risk, but qualified, job seekers who have bona fide offers of employment.

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