Job Seeker and Career Resources
- Career Transitions
- Virginia Career Works
- Virginia Workforce Connection
- Virginia Employment Commission
- Center for Online Education | The Recent Grad’s Guide to Surviving Layoffs
- CareerOneStop: 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.
- mySkills myFuture: 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.
- My Next Move: 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.
- Job-Hunt: This website provides free job search information, online job search tutorials, expert advice, and links to thousands of job search and career resources.
- O*Net OnLine 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.
- Careerbuilder.com: This is an excellent site for conducting a job search and accessing career development information.
- CDLjobs.com: This 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.
- eJobApplications.com: This is a comprehensive website that provides job seekers with a source for job applications, career resources, and degree information.
- Idealist: This is the premier website for individuals searching for non-profit jobs.
- Indeed: This is a comprehensive job search website that contains hundreds of jobs.
- Job Seekers Workshop: 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.com: 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.
- MyPerfectResume is a free website for assisting individuals working on their resumes, cover letters, and preparing for job interviews.
Online Job Posting Boards for People with Disabilities
There are many organizations that maintain job boards for people with disabilities. These sites usually contain information on career guidance, resume development and other employment supports. Job seekers can browse job postings and upload resumes.
- AAPD Career Center
- disABLED Person
- Enable America.org
- Getting Hired
- Hire Disability Solutions
- One More Way
- Think Beyond the Label
Online Job Posting Boards for Disabled Veterans
- AMVets Job Search Site
- Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans
- Hire Our Heroes
- Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN)
- Recruit Military
- Veterans Enterprise
Programs for College Students with Disabilities
- The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): The WRP connects college students with disabilities to employers for internships and permanent employment. Contact your school coordinator to get involved.
- Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD): This national professional association comprises over 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers whose mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
- Lime Connect: Connects corporations with qualified students with disabilities for internships and jobs.
- Learn more about opportunities for college students with disabilities on EARN’s Internships and Apprenticeships pages.
Additional Resources for People with Disabilities
- ADA National Network: Regional ADA Centers provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. They can help job seekers with disabilities understand their employment process rights under the ADA.
- OurAbility Connect: Connects job seekers with disabilities and employers by allowing job seekers to create online profiles and demonstrate experience by accumulating individual ability points. Employers can post jobs and browse candidate profiles in a format that is more dynamic than a typical resume. Our Ability is a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE®).
- JobTIPS Student: This free online program offers real world examples and assistance to teens and adults transitioning to the workplace. The program addresses the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for an individual with a disability.
- mySkills myFuture: This U.S. Department of Labor website helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.
- Go Government: This site from the Partnership for Public Service is a “one-stop shop” for how to find and apply for Federal Government jobs.
- AbilityOne.gov: Offer employment assistance to people who are blind or have other significant disabilities. Nonprofit agencies work with National Industries for the Blind (NIB) or SourceAmerica to hire people with disabilities.
- My Employment Options: This is a Certified Employment Network (EN) through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program. They provide supports and services to job seekers with disabilities who are looking for at-home employment opportunities.
Additional Online Resources for Disabled Veterans
- Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Coordinators: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of support services for veterans with disabilities. For information about these services, contact your local veterans office using their directory.
- National Resource Directory: This website connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans and their families with services at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
- DisABLEDperson Inc. – Microsoft IT Academy for Wounded Warriors: This program offered by disABLEDperson Inc. helps wounded warriors gain marketable job skills through Microsoft IT Academy Program of eLearning for Wounded Warriors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Compensated Work Therapy: This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational rehabilitation program matches work-ready veterans with competitive jobs, and consults with business and industry help meet their employment needs. In some locations, CWT is also known as Veterans Industries.
- Operation Warfighter: This is a temporary assignment/internship program, developed by the Department of Defense, for service members convalescing at military treatment facilities in the National Capitol Region and increasingly throughout the U.S. The program provides recuperating service members with meaningful activity outside of the hospital environment and offers a formal means of transition back to the military or civilian workforce.
- Paralyzed Veterans of America Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) Program: PAVE provides vocational counseling and job placement assistance to any veteran, active duty service member, spouse or caregiver across the country. This no-cost program offers assistance with a variety of customized job search strategies.
- Wounded Warriors Project Warriors to Work Programs: This veteran employment program provides career guidance and support services to wounded warriors, their families and caregivers interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce.
- Department of Labor “Gold Card” Initiative: The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today’s job market. An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at his/her local American Job Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up services.
- Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Employment Resource Guide: Comprehensive information for military families on employment resources at the national, state and local levels.
- O*Net Crosswalk Search: Tools to help service members understand how they can translate military skills to civilian career skills, and find the civilian equivalent of military jobs by using a unique “crosswalk” feature.
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR): ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
- A How-to Guide on Job Searching with a Disability: This U.S. News article provides information for jobseekers with disabilities on how to navigate applying for positions, interviewing and understanding employment civil rights.
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC): HERC helps job seekers with disabilities find employment at colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, labs, government agencies and associated employers. You can search from over 17,000 jobs at over 600 employers.
- WISE Webinars