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Job Seeker Resources

The Department of Employment Services has compiled a comprehensive list of career-related websites to help you succeed in your job search efforts. The Job Seeking Guide includes a wide range of sites and a number of tools and resources, complete with direct links and a brief description of what the sites have to offer.

Department of Employment Service Websites

Virtual One-Stop (VOS): You are required to register in the VOS database:

Career Exploration/Education and Training  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this comprehensive website offers job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals tools for career success, including career exploration information, salary and benefits data, education and training resources, and much more.  This website connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.  This website is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword searches; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. This website help students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, scholarship opportunities, and more that fit their respective academic and financial wants and needs and contains in-depth resources that address topics, questions, and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets, and other materials. This website provides resources and detailed subject guides to find the best affordable online degree that meets your educational needs. Resources include affordable online degree options from top schools as well as information on how to apply your knowledge and life experience that may help reduce the cost of a degree even further. This website provides job seekers with useful information on how to become a medical assistant. It lists details of training programs in every state and also offers tips on exams and interviews. This website covers all aspects of the job search process and includes useful videos and interactive exercises and tutorials. This website provides free job search information, online job search tutorials, expert advice, and links to thousands of job search and career resources.  This website contains an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations as well as a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. This website offers a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S. OnlineU seeks to help driven people accomplish their education goals in a financially responsible manner by providing resources that are easy to use but hard to find elsewhere. 

Job Search This is an excellent site for conducting a job search and accessing career development information. is a free resource for truck drivers to research and apply to multiple trucking companies using one simple, secure application. We have hundreds of trucking jobs available today. Search by Company Driver, Owner Operator, Team, or Lease Purchase driving jobs. No matter what you’re looking for or how you run, we’ve got CDL jobs for you. This is an outstanding job search website for finding local jobs in the Washington DC area. This is a comprehensive website that provides job seekers access to a database of job applications from major companies across the country, including everything from position descriptions, to company history, and interview tips. The website’s five main career areas of concentration are department stores, fast food, supermarkets, restaurants, and retail. This is a comprehensive website that provides job seekers with a source for job applications, career resources, and degree information. This is a comprehensive website that covers all aspects of the job search process. It focuses on jobs available in the Washington DC area. This is the premier website for individuals searching for non-profit jobs. This is a comprehensive job search website that contains hundreds of jobs.  This website is a free online resource to help job seekers find information and advice on how to apply online and offline to major companies throughout the U.S., with many pages of information about companies specific to District of Columbia job seekers.  This is the largest job search website currently available. This website is a free online resource that reviews and rates the best online job sites, based on several job search features that are most important to job seekers, including job browsing, targeted search, career resources, and help and support, among others.  This resource also assists job seekers in choosing the best job sites that fit their needs. The variety of lists for online job sites define some unique characteristics of the top sites in three different categories: Job Posting Sites, Job Search Engines, and Career Websites. This is an excellent and easy-to-use job search website. Trucker Classifieds is a FREE service for truck drivers that are trying to find high paying, local trucking jobs. Job searches are narrowed by haul type and location to eliminate wasted time spent sifting through hundreds of unrelated job postings.  is a leading online job search engine and is rated the #1 Job Search app for iPhone and Android. We also have a wonderful collection of content that is strictly educational to share and reference any way you find helpful:
·  ZipRecruiter Unemployment Benefits Calculator
·  ZipRecruiter Salary Calculator
·  ZipRecruiter Industry Insights

Resume/Interviews This website provides free job search on how to explore careers, create a resume, and prepare for an interview. It also includes interactive exercises. Hloom offers over 450 professional resume templates and cover letters, as well as cover letter and resume writing help, and even a free resume builder. This is the premier website for assisting individuals working on their resumes and preparing for job interviews.

Assessment Tools

O*NET INTEREST PROFILER:  Helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore: