Job Zone Highlights


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I love NY Job Zone for all sorts of career activities ... from getting a job to exploring a new career... This is my quick intro to some of the best features.

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  • A guided tour of the many resources available from the NY State Department of Labor’s website. You’ll learn how to create and customize your own profile on Job Zone to create & post resumes, research possible careers, access information about local employers, current job postings, and job outlooks/labor market information.
  • The one-site advantage is especially helpful to folks who use public computers, including resource room!
  • User Name & Password –
  • Highlighting basic DOL information for area (not related to individual’s profile)
  • These will be explained further on
  • We’ll show the Resume Builder in more depth later on
  • Job Zone Highlights

    1. 1. JOB ZONE Quick Tour
    2. 2. What Job Zone Can Do For You <ul><li>A single website for your entire career path! </li></ul><ul><li>Research possible careers </li></ul><ul><li>Take assessments to help guide your choices </li></ul><ul><li>Create and store resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Look up current job postings </li></ul><ul><li>Access information about local employers </li></ul><ul><li>Job outlooks /labor market information </li></ul><ul><li>… and more! </li></ul>
    3. 3. You must create an account to get into this site
    4. 4. Sign Up For Your Account Make up a user name and password that you will remember! Include email address so that when you forget your password, it can be sent to you. Set this choice to “Open in NEW Window” for easiest browsing.
    5. 5. Resource Information on JobZone Did You Know? Various interesting labor facts Contact info & hours for closest One-Stop to your home zip <ul><li>Job Seeker Resources: Links for resources such as… </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship Training </li></ul><ul><li>Cover Letter Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Locator </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Life Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Scams </li></ul><ul><li>Hints & Tips for finding a job in NYS </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for workers with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans’ Services </li></ul>
    6. 6. Self Exploration on Job Zone Career ideas in just 5-10 minutes! Take a 15-20 minute survey about what you like to do Uncover transferable skills from other experiences to find a new career Sometimes it’s the environment that matters!
    7. 7. Career Exploration on Job Zone Hundreds of detailed job descriptions! Take notes on what you learn and do and access it whenever you log on. Great when using public computers! Learn about training providers who can help prepare you for your new career!
    8. 8. Job Descriptions $ Where to get training What would you actually do all day? What is this job all about? Jobs Videos
    9. 9. Job Search on Job Zone Search for job listings in your area on America’s Job Exchange Get information for your region about employment trends and in-demand professions … and then click to learn more about them!
    10. 10. Resumes & Cover Letter Tools Create a basic cover letter. Fill in your Job Zone Profile by answering step by step questions and generate a resume you can use as is or customize as needed.
    11. 11. Be Pro-Active! Search by job title and get contact information for LOCAL EMPLOYERS, even if they’re not hiring now. A great resource for building a list for “cold calls” in just a few clicks … instead of spending hours searching through the phone book! (Call first to confirm that the info is up to date.)
    12. 12. You’re not alone! <ul><li>Speak to a One-Stop Representative if you need help with Job Zone, need a resume critique, or want to talk one-on-one about jobs, training, or career development. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Employment Counselor can also access additional tools and assessments to help you with your career exploration process. </li></ul>