Work Search Resources

How do I look for work while I’m unemployed?

One of the requirements to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits is to be actively seeking employment each week you request benefits. Learn more about Unemployment Insurance eligibility requirements.

Below are resources you can explore to help you actively seek employment:

Online Job Search Training

Looking for work takes skills and effort - skills that you can learn through this series of job search classes.

These eLearning classes provide an interactive learning experience designed to teach you the skills needed to find a job. Each class is broken into topics that include instruction, interaction, and learning activities. On average each class will take approximately one hour to complete. However, the actual time will vary depending on how much you invest in the learning.

System Requirements

Introduction to Job Search 

A successful job search requires knowledge and skill.  This is a good place to learn creative and effective ways to find a job. 

In this class you will learn:

  • Where people find jobs, what employers expect, what successful job seekers do, and how to look for work online.
  • How to handle job loss and manage change.
  • Ways to manage your job search schedule and activities.
  • The value of information in your job search.
  • How to identify your skills.

Allow approximately one hour to complete the Introduction to Job Search class.

Click to start the Work Search Skills Identification video.

Resume Class  
Approximately 1 hour

When you are looking for a job you’re selling a product – you. Your resume is an important tool to market your qualifications to potential employers.

In this class you will learn:

  • How important your resume is and how employers use resumes.
  • What content you might include and different formats you can use.
  • How to write a great resume that will help you stand out from the competition.
  • How to use your resume.

Click to start the Work Search Resumes video.


Networking is one of the most effective job search strategies you will use. You’ll hear about the benefits of networking and ways to network in your job search. You’ll be presented with information and exercises to help you be successful.

In this class you will learn:

  • How networking will improve your job search success.
  • How to build relationships that will help you get a job.
  • Strategies to help people get to know you.
  • How to use business cards and social media to connect with people.
  • How to try out what you learned with a networking challenge!

Click to start the Work Search Networking video


An employment interview is simply a meeting between you and a potential employer to discuss your qualifications, where the employer has a chance to learn about you and how you fit into the organization, and you have a chance to learn about the company and whether it’s right for you.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to prepare for an interview.
  • The different types of interviews and what to expect from each.
  • How to respond to some typical interview questions.
  • How to leave a great impression.
  • Strategies for dealing with the tough questions.

Click to start the Work Search Interview video

 System Requirements

For the best experience, we recommend:

  • The latest version of your favorite web browsers with JavaScript enabled,
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, and
  • Speakers or headphones to hear audio.

Additional System Requirements

  • Screen resolution set to 1024 x 768
  • One of the following web browsers with JavaScript enabled:
  • Flash Player Plugin version 10.2 or higher
  • Browser security settings enabled on ActiveX and Plug-ins
      Internet Explorer:
    • Click Tools >> Internet Options
    • Click the Security Tab >> Click the Custom Level button
    • Scroll down to Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins >> Select enable
    • Click OK
  • Your popup blocking software set to accept popup windows from this website.
  • Broadband internet connection capable of 1 mbps or faster (5 mbps is even better). With slower connections you may experience an increased wait time in certain areas while content loads.