Are you unemployed and don't know where to start searching for a job in the Phoenix area? Maybe you need a little help touching up your resume or writing one from the start? Could you use a little extra training to gain some new career skills? Or perhaps you just need some advice from a professional? If you answered yes to any of these questions, here are five local Phoenix resources for help with your job search:
Unlike many of the bigger, national job boards out there, Jobing.com is headquartered right here in Phoenix, Arizona. Like the other sites, Jobing offers thousands of jobs in every industry, but unlike others, it offers an in-depth look at many local companies that are currently hiring. Jobing features several videos from local Phoenix employers, as well as videos on other job search topics. The site posts helpful blogs, lists Phoenix career-related events, and offers a comprehensive list of local and educational resources.
Jobing's JResume feature is great for anyone who needs help putting together their first resume, or for those who simply want to make their current resume better. It offers customizable features and formats so you can create a great resume, and, once finished, provides you with a unique link to your resume that's ready to share with potential employers.
Phoenix Business Journal
This online newspaper features daily updates on business happenings throughout the Valley of the Sun so you can keep up to date on what's happening with companies that are already in the area, see which businesses are new to Phoenix, and find out who's hiring. The Phoenix Business Journal includes a Landing the Job section, a compilation of stories about company expansions and job openings for local job seekers. The Phoenix Business Journal also has a Phoenix job search feature as well as a listing of upcoming business-related events in Greater Phoenix so you know where to go to network.
Phoenix Workforce Connection/Workforce Connection Onestop Centers
The City of Phoenix workforce connection website is a great resource for job seekers. Phoenix Workforce Connection offers a list of career-related resources and keeps you current on upcoming training opportunities and events. Phoenix Workforce Connection Onestop Career Centers give job seekers a physical place to go to see what jobs are available, attend workshops and training sessions, find job fairs and career development events, and get resume help. Virtual OneStop is for those who want to do all this from the comfort of their own home.
Phoenix Job Corps
Geared toward younger job seekers, the Phoenix Job Corps is a free, educational and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The goal of the corps is to help those 16 to 24-year-olds improve the quality of their lives by gaining the academic and career training they need to succeed. On the academic side, the job corps can help students earn their GED or high school diploma, and also offers an Advanced Career Training program. On the career side, students can train for positions in carpentry, cement masonry, computer service technology, facilities maintenance, health occupations, office assistance, painting, plastering, retail sales, and security. The Phoenix Job Corps provides students with a living allowance, housing, meals and a wellness center. Upon graduation, students receive a transition allowance, job placement help for up to six months, career counseling, and relocation counseling. The Job Corps is generally intended for people with income below federal poverty level, receiving government assistance, disabled, or in the foster care system.
Colleges and Universities
The many local colleges and universities throughout metro Phoenix can serve as a great resource for those planning past graduation, whether you sign up for classes, attend school events, or simply ask career counselors and professors for advice. Higher education institutions in the Phoenix, Arizona area include Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Midwestern University-Glendale, Thunderbird School of Global Management, American Indian College, The Art Institute of Phoenix, University of Phoenix, University of Advancing Technology, Collins College, DeVry University, Argosy University, Maricopa Community Colleges, and Phoenix School of Law.