PA CareerLink® on-line offers Philadelphia job openings and job training resources to help you prepare for and find work – regardless of your background, skill level and educational level. These online resources will help you with resume writing, job search and access to specialized skills training to enter or re-enter the local workforce.
Or, visit your local PA CareerLink® center, and get personalized job search help from our staff.
Review local labor market data
Visit the Philadelphia Works site for trends and data: information about jobs, workers, and local businesses. Specific topics include: Local Plans/strategies; Hiring Trends; Philadelphia Labor Market Information; The Philadelphia Economy; Regional Data; Philadelphia Unemployment Data; Reports & Publications; and Specific Data Requests.
Need help understanding all this data? Come to the “Hot Jobs in Philadelphia” Workshop to learn more.
Build a Resume
Online guidance for creating a competitive resume, with style guides for the items a resume should contain: contact information; outline of employment history including job titles, dates of employment, and descriptions of job responsibilities; educational background; skills; and references. View job openings in Philadelphia on several of these sites too!
Build Your Resume Resource Links:
Feeling overwhelmed? Attend the “Do’s, Don’t’s, and Why’s of Resume and Cover Letters” or the “Resume Critique” Workshop to learn how to build a better resume!
Get access to online, self-guided skill and vocational interest assessments. The skills assessments will help to look at your past work history and behaviors and identify strengths, preferences and skills that may be used to obtain a new opportunity in your field or that may be easily transferred to other jobs.
Our case managers and training specialists will help you identify your skills and vocational interests. Visit a local PA CareerLink® center today!
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Explore a Career
Discover new career options that match your interests/skill level. Find out which are the fields of greatest opportunity in our region with room for growth and earning potential.
Attend the “Exploring Your Job Options” Workshop to determine other occupations that match your interests.
Or, work with a case manager at one of our local PA CareerLink® centers.
Explore Career Option Links:
Get a head start on finding a job that matches your background, skill level and interests. Access online tools, training and thousands of job openings through regional and national job search sites.
Are you applying to jobs online and not receiving a response? Visit “Optimizing Your Job Application” workshop to learn how to increase your chances of landing an interview after completing your application.
JobGatewaySM, a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, provides tools to find a job in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. JobGateway has more than 200,000 job listings – available through an easy-to-use website.
If you receive unemployment compensation, you can complete your registration for employment-search services offered by the Pennsylvania CareerLink® system. You have the ability to record any outside job-search activities too.
Come to one of our local PA CareerLink® centers, and let our expert staff help you find a job that’s right for you!
Other Job Search Links:
Learn online at your own pace and skill level. Explore educational and training programs for reading, math and computer skills development, as well as IT training and industry-specific training. Get access to information on local and regional internship and apprenticeship programs.
Learn Online Links:
- Online Technology Training (Microsoft IT Academy available to qualified PA CareerLink® members)
- GFC Learn Free
- Healthcare Virtual Career Network