Job Seeker's Tips
- Before applying for jobs online, you will need to create an email address. Below are two resources that can be used to create an email if you don't already have one.
- Once you have your email address, the next step is to create a resume. Cypress Resume is a great resource to help you create a professional resume and cover letter.
- With your email and resume you are now ready to apply for jobs. When, possible, try to apply directly through the organization’s official website. Most will let you create a profile which makes applying much easier.
- Keep track of all your accounts. Being organized with your account information can save you time and effort.
Library Job Resources
Services labeled (TS) are TexShare resources. You can access these services by using the TexShare login information.
|Cypress Resume lets you effortlessly create a professional resume and cover letter! Over 100,000 professions are represented in Cypress Resume by over 1,100 core task groups.|
|Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.|
|Learning Express allows you to take a practice GED test, sharpen your interview skills, or work through a skills course. This resource can be used by all members of the family, whether taking a practice tests or learn how to craft a resume.|
Mergent Intellect provides a database with over 20 million employers in the U.S., over 400,000 employers in Canada, and over one million employers in Mexico.
|(TS) Vocational and Career Collection gives you access to full text articles about skills that can help you build value as a job seeker.|
Most of these resources will require an email address to set up an account.
|GCF Learn Free offers short lessons and videos about the job hunting process. It is totally free, and be sure to look around at the other courses offered such as Office, Google, and more.|
|CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, and will help you explore careers, look at education and training, and build a great resume.|
WorkinTexas allows users to register, post resumes, and search for jobs online. If you need a computer to search for jobs online, visit your local workforce commission office.
|Myskillsmyfuture 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|
|USAJobs to search for federal jobs, both in the U.S. and abroad.|