Job Search

The surest way to obtain employment is to build an informed, realistic job search plan, and put it to work.  Finding a job is your job.  

OhioMeansJobs.com

Register on OhioMeansJobs.com. it is a free online career and employment center that will make your job search faster, easier and more successful.  Select Job Seeker Overview to watch a video of all the services offered through OhioMeansJobs.com.

OhioMeansJobs Marion County

We are here to assist with your job search.  You can meet one-on-one with one of our Employment Specialist to put a job search plan together.  We can also assist with job readiness skills.  These are skill that employers seek from employees.  Visit our Forms Page to download documents to help with your job search. Additional resources available at our center include:

  • Free access to computers, internet, telephone, fax and copy machine
  • Connections with other agencies
  • Free workshops
  • Aspire – FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment
  • GED-General Equivalency Diploma
  • Career Counseling, Skill Upgrading, Job Readiness Programs
  • Labor Market Information

Prevention, Retention, and Contingency

The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency program offers emergence assistance to eligible working applicants.  Please visit MCJFS.com for a complete list of emergency services available.  A few of the services include:

  • Transportation Assistance (fuel cards or bus passes)
  • Tire Replacement
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Work Boots, Uniforms, etc.

Prepare Yourself for the Search

  • Build your qualifications
    1)  Evaluate Your skills
    2)  Revise and update your résume’
    3)  Develop a personal elevator pitch
  • Tweak your thinking
    1)  Keep a positive attitude
    2)  Settle down to the task
    3)  Fit the job to your skills
  • Do your homework
    1) Prepare for a behavioral interview
    2) Research the company
    3) Research the job skill requirements
    4)  Tailor-fit your resume’
  • Start the job search
    1) Use your network, build a new network
    2) Volunteer your time
    3)  Cold call
    4)  Dress for success for all job interviews, and on the job thereafter.  Be engaged, eager, positive, and be an asset; you owe it to yourself, and your employer.
    5)  Prepare for open-ended questions.  Thoughtful answers give employers insight into your personal thoughts.
  • Follow up with the interviewer
    1)  Review the interview with yourself.
    2)  Send a follow-up letter or email
    4)  Prepare for a follow up interview
    5)  Keep searching, until you get an offer