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FAQs - Job Search

Where can I get help with my job search?

American Job Centers offer job search assistance. To find the one closest to you, click on American Job Center Finder. From there you’ll be able to enter your zip code and find contact information for American Job Centers.

How do I get started looking for a job?

Visit Plan your job search to get started. CareerOneStop also has special resources for you if you are a veteran, have recently been laid-off, are an older worker, have a disability, or have a criminal record.

I’ve been looking for a job but am not getting any interviews or offers. What should I do differently?

Learn some strategies for when your job search is not getting results.

Where can I find average pay for different jobs or occupations?

Visit the Salary Finder to see average hourly or annual pay for hundreds of occupations—by ZIP code, state, or nationally.

Can I get help with my resume?

Visit the Resume Guide for step-by-step help writing a resume.  You’ll find information, tips, and sample resumes.

Where do the job postings on CareerOneStop come from?

CareerOneStop uses several sources for job postings. On the Job Finder, you can select the source you’d like to view by clicking on the box next to “Source” and selecting one of the job posting sources. Current sources include:

How do I post a job on CareerOneStop?

CareerOneStop job listings come from the US.jobs Network by the National Labor Exchange. Any employer may post jobs here. Learn more at Post a Job on CareerOneStop’s Business Center.