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Job Readiness Resources
Prepare Your Resume & Cover Letter
Learn how to make them stand out!
Resume & Cover Letter Resource Packet
In-depth resource, courtesy of Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren that will guide you through the different types of resumes and cover letters and how to write great ones.
How to Write a Resume (video)
A nearly 12-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, that provides details on improving your resume.
Resume Tips & Tricks (video)
A seven-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, that offers additional details for developing and improving your resume.
Excel at the Interview
Prepare for the questions your interviewer will ask and make a great first impression.
Introduction to Interviewing
Fifteen-minute video, courtesy of West Michigan Works!, that shares what you wish you knew before the interview.
What are interviewers looking for?
Two-page handout that provides information on what an interview is thinking based on first impressions and things you can do to prove you’re the ideal candidate.
Tips for During & After Your Interview (video)
Nearly 10-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, which provides tips to improve your interviewing skills.
How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events
Web article that explains how you can make the most of virtual employer events, before, during and after.
Brush Up on Your Soft Skills
Enhance your communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and other skills.
14 Job-Related Soft Skills (videos)
Free video series on Pure Michigan Talent Connect that looks to raise awareness among students and employees about key skills needed for workplace success.
Explore Your Interests
How can your interests connect to your future work?
Online O*NET (Occupational Information Network) Interest Profilers that can help you find out what your interests are and how you can relate them to the world of work. It will help you find out what you like to do and what careers you might 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.
Discover Your Career Path
Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path right for you.
What is Pathfinder?
Learn about this free, online tool for finding educational paths, careers and outcomes. Pathfinder uses current labor market information, longitudinal wage data and other institutional data and metrics.
Visit the tool to explore the path that is right for you.
Discover professional trades careers in Michigan.
Discover some of Michigan’s most in-demand professional trades careers.
Search for Jobs
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is the state’s labor exchange and talent portal.
What is Pure Michigan Talent Connect?
Learn all about Michigan’s labor exchange and talent portal which connects job seekers with employers who are currently hiring.
Michigan Works! Agencies
They can connect you to a variety of resources and services to help you get back to work.
Visit https://www.michiganworks.org/ or call 800-285-WORKS (9675)
Services available at Michigan Works! Agencies include:
WIOA Adult Services
This program provides those over the age of 18 with workforce investment activities that increase employment, retention, earnings and occupational skill attainment, which improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
WIOA Dislocated Worker Services
This program provides those over the age of 18 who have been terminated or laid off with workforce investment activities that increase employment, retention, earnings and occupational skill attainment, which improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
Food Assistance Employment and Training
This program helps those who volunteer to participate in employment and training activities that will improve their ability to obtain and retain regular employment and increase self-sufficiency.
This program helps identify barriers and help participants connect to the resources they need to obtain employment.