Job Readiness Resources
If you are ready to get back to work but need some help preparing yourself and your resources, please check out the information below. These resources provide step-by-step instruction for developing your job search materials (like your resume), help you search directly for jobs, prepare for interviews, and much more.
If you would like more direct help, please contact your local Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, either online or by calling 800-285-WORKS (9675)
How to Write A Resume
A nearly 12-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, providing details to improve your resume.
Resume Tips & Tricks
A seven-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, offering additional details to develop and improve your resume.
Introduction to Interviewing
Interviewing Tips - Videos
Learn what you wish you knew before the interview. (courtesy of West Michigan Works!)
Obtain tips to improve your interviewing skills. (courtesy of Detroit at Work)
|How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events||What are Interviewers Looking For?|
Brush Up on Your Soft Skills
edX - Soft Skills (self-guided courses)
Series of courses will enhance your written, verbal and non-verbal skills needed in the workplace. The courses are free to take, but if you would like a certificate of completion it is available for a fee.
Explore Your Interests
Online O*NET (Occupational Information Network) Interest Profilers to help you discover your interests and how you can relate them to the world of work. It will help you determine what you like to do and what careers you may want to explore.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This national resource, courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, allows you to explore numerous occupational groups and discover the average pay, what education is required to pursue, what training is needed, number of available jobs, and much more.
Registered apprenticeships are high-quality work-based learning and postsecondary earn-and-learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor. Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of journey level craftperson or trade professional.
Discover Your Career Path
Find Something New
Michigan Works! Network
Michigan Works! Can Connect You To a Variety of Resources and Services to Help You Get Back to Work
These include career exploration and coaching, tuition assistance, training and much more.
Visit MichiganWorks.org or call 800-285-WORKS (9675)