Job Seeker Resources
America’s Virtual One Stop
Whether you’re searching for a new job, continuing your education, researching labor market information, or ready to find a new career, America’s Virtual OneStop offers fast access to a complete set of tools in one website.
This website is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor and focuses on providing tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and professionals identify career opportunities and informed choices. Some of the resources available are: occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools and career exploration assistance.
With LearningExpress's Career Preparation center, you can explore careers, improve your job search, interviewing and networking skills, build workplace skills, and get help preparing for a variety of exams, including civil service, cosmetology, military, real estate, and more. Provided by the Michigan eLibrary - library card or Michigan ID may be required to log in.
Michigan Jobs and Career Portal
This state-sponsored site is a starting place where you can search for jobs and find financial aid for school and job training resources. You can learn about in-demand careers, new occupations and regional job fairs.
An extensive database of occupational information. This site includes everything from the type of skills need to for each job option to the amount of education/experience typically required to the occupational outlook for that career field. A great resource for learning about new fields and finding out what it will take to get the job of your dreams.
Connect online with an expert Job Search Coach to receive one-to-one, on-demand assistance with your job search. Tutor.com’s job search experts are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters, and even practice for an interview. Library card required.
Job Search Sites
This nationwide job search site allows job seekers to search thousands of openings, save selected job listings and upload a resume for online access. It also provides tools to improve your job search including a career tests, job recommendations and free resume review.
Indeed.com provides access to millions of jobs and internships from thousands of job boards, newspaper classifieds and company websites. Here is a listing of current Lansing, MI-based jobs.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect Job Search
Michigan jobs can be searched by keyword, employer name and location.
This employment search combs through the classifieds so you don’t have to! You can search by keyword, industry, skill and location. You can also create a free account to save job postings that interest you and save copies of your resume and cover letter for online applications.
Monster.com allows job seekers to upload their resumes and cover letters for easy submission to employers. Jobs can be searched by occupation, keyword and location.
This is the official site for jobs with the federal government. Job seekers can view the descriptions and qualifications for positions located all over the country and overseas. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded and saved to the site for applying online.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides instruction and suggestions for creating professional resumes and cover letters. The pages under the "Job Search Writing" heading offer general advice for resume creation as well as guides for tailoring your resume for specific purpose.
- What is a Cover Letter?: Covers the basics in writing an effective cover letter, including preparing , designing and writing the letter.
- Resumes & CVs: Breaks down what a standard resume must include and explains it section by section, including samples.
- Action Verb List: List of action verbs that can help make your resume and cover letter stand out by helping to describe your job duties, skills and accomplishments in polished and proactive professional terms.
- Scannable Resume Guidelines; Provides a traditional résumé sample and a scannable résumé sample for a comparison as well as general guidelines on writing scannable résumé.
Lansing Community College Brand Yourself Guide
A guide for resumes, cover letters & career-related materials