Job Search Resources
Most jobs are found through friends, and previous co-workers, so keep checking with everyone you know about job openings. Secondly most success is from physically going from business to business and filling out applications. Always be friendly and courteous and try to make a good impression.
The other step necessary is to get your resume and applications to as many businesses as possible. There is a multitude of resources for that. Here are several of them:
• Record Eagle newspaper. Not only classified, but read
about which businesses and industries are growing.
• Other print media including Northern Express, GT
Insider, Traverse Business Journal, Leelanau Enterprise,
• Online job sites – There is an incredible number of
websites that have job listings. While some do
composite listings (getting information from other sites),
it is a good idea to post your resume on several sites
and check them on a regular basis. Several are listed on
the next column.
• Company websites - More and more companies are
posting job openings and/or are requiring you to
complete online applications on their corporate websites.
Sears, Macy’s, UPS, Munson, K-Mart, and JC Penny
are some that require this process.
Job Hunting Help
While most jobs are acquired by direct contact, there are steps you can take help that happen more quickly, and to find the type of job you will enjoy and excel at.
Michigan Works! (M!Works)
1209 S. Garfield
Traverse City, Mi. 49686
Get a therapist position.
This is a great source for job searching as well as job enhancement.
• Unemployment Benefits – They can help you file with the
State and also verify that your resume is posted on the
Michigan Talent Bank Website.
• Computers to use for your job search, creating resumes
and cover letters, and filling out online applications.
• Resume writing workshops – They help you write
resumes and cover letters that fit you and the jobs you
• G.E.D. test preparation – Another free service to help
you get your GED which is needed for many jobs.
• Computer skills workshops – Work on typing, MS Office
and/or learn basic computer skills needed in today’s
• Many programs that you may qualify for are based on
age, work history, training and many more opportunities.