Resources for Job Seekers Scottsdale Public Library
At Scottsdale Public Library you can: • Find books on resumes, cover letters, and more. • Access the Internet for career information and job listings. • Use library computers to work on your resume or apply online. • Take a class or hold a meeting. • Research companies, industries, trends and markets. • Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and local fax service.
Local Resources • Maricopa Workforce Connections 735 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234 480.497.0350 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Excluding holidays Services include: Local and nationwide job announcements Computers for creating resumes and cover letters Copiers and fax machines to send out resumes Job search and job retention skills workshops Workshop Schedule • See a complete listing of Arizona Workforce Connection offices.
Local Resources Vista Del Camino 7700 E. Roosevelt, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480.312.2323 Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Excluding holidays The Vista Paiute Job Preparation program provides job coaching, job workshops and access to the Vista One Stop Career Center to all Maricopa County residents. The Vista One Stop Career Center has computers, free printing, copying and faxing. Workshops: Call (480) 312-0058 or (480) 312-0062 to register
Local Resources Maricopa Community Colleges Each of the Maricopa Community Colleges has a Career Center. These centers provide free job search and career planning services and are open to the public. Scottsdale Community Collegehttp://www.scottsdalecc.edu/career/index.html Contact: Cyndi Deboer 480.423.6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org Paradise ValleyCommunity College http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/careerservices/index.php Contact: Norma Chandler 602.787.7076 or email@example.com The Maricopa Community Colleges have also set up Maricopa Career Network (MCN) a website with job postings and information about job fairs and workshops. Connect at: http://maricopa.jobing.com/
Arizona Unemployment Insurance Claims can be filed online or by telephone. Call (602) 364-2722 in the Phoenix Area. Due to the dramatic rise in claims downloadable forms have been made available on the website. See azui.com for instructions and eligibility requirements.
Job Clubs and Networking Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a nonprofit organization providing education in the job search process as well as support and guidance during employment transition. For more information visit their website http://www.scottsdalejobnet.com/ or call(480) 513-1491(voicemail). SJN meets on the first and third TUESDAY mornings of each month. 8:30 AM – Open Networking, Registration, Resume Reviews9:30-11:30 AM - Meeting with Guest speaker.
Job Clubs and Networking Maricopa Networking Job Club & Employment Edge Mondays 9:00 am – 11:30 am Maricopa Workforce Connections, 735 N. Gilbert Road, Ste134,Gilbert, AZ 85234 480.497.0350 Vista One Stop Career Center Networking Job Club 2nd & 4th Tuesdays – 10:00-12:00pm Vista Del Camino 7700 E. Roosevelt Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Resumes and job search letters • The OWL (Online Writing Lab) of Purdue University is a valuable resource for all types of writing see: Workplace Writers Resources @ the OWL at Purdue • Resume Tutor is a program designed to walk you through the steps of formatting your resume, available through the University of Minnesota. • Colorado State University offers a Resume Writing Guide. • The Riley Guide has an extensive section on Resumes and Cover Letters.
General Job Search Advice and Assistance • Creative Job Search This online resource includes materials on how to conduct a successful job search. The Minnesota WorkForce Center System developed this guide. • The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the internet. • A good starting point is: job-hunt.org.
General Job Search Advice and Assistance • The University of Minnesota also has a collection of career articles. • The Fairfield Public Library has made their recent series of programs, Jobs 2009, available as podcasts. • Job Radio is an internet radio station that airs podcasts of career advice and interviews.
Employment and Industry Trends • Occupational Outlook Handbook this U.S. Department of Labor website describes occupations in detail, outlining the nature of the job, working conditions, employment outlook, pay, education and training required, and organizations or associations to contact for further information. • O*net Online is a valuable source of occupational information. Explore occupations in categories such as 'high growth’,’ in demand', or 'little or no training needed'. Also useful for employers and employees writing job descriptions.
Salary Information • Salary.com Salary wizard and personal salary reports. • Salary Expert: job titles and salaries by zip code/metropolitan area
Resources for Older Workers • Boomers and Beyond Job Club 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 9:00 am – 11:30 am Maricopa Workforce Connections 735 N. Gilbert Road, Ste 134, Gilbert, AZ 85234 480.497.0350 • AARP has added a job search page to their website: http://jobs.aarp.org/ • The Arizona Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Council on Aging have teamed with Jobing.com to launch the website: az mature workers • Boomers in Demand is a website developed by the Center for Workforce Transition. Center for Workforce TransitionRoom 1152, Gateway Community College108 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034Phone: 602.286.8500 or 602.286.8152
Resources for Career Changers • Quintessential CareersThis section is specifically geared for career-changers. • The interchange DeskCareer change and job search advice for the transitioning worker. • U-Turn Ahead: Changing my career…changing my lifeThis is a collection of best blogs and websites for career changers.
Business Oriented Resources • Social Networking sites designed for business: linkedin.comandryze.com • Good online sources: Wall Street Journal Careers online.wsj.com Wet Feet wetfeet.com • A useful business portal: ceoexpress.com • A collection of industry portals.