FAQs - Job Search

FAQs - Job Search

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 know a job posting is not a scam?

Although the job listings on CareerOneStop have been vetted by NLx, it is always possible that a scam can get posted. Criminals do sometimes post fake job openings so they can scam money from jobseekers. It should never cost you money upfront to apply for or accept a job. Here are some tips to avoid job scams:

  • Never provide credit card or other payment information to be considered for a job, or to begin “training” or to qualify for a job.
  • Never provide your Social Security Number to an employer online before they have hired you.
  • Employers should only ask for your bank account information in person after you have been hired. Do not provide this type of information online or before you have been hired.
  • Check Google Maps to see if the company has a “real” address.
  • Research the company’s website and social media accounts to find out if it's a real company. If you search for a company name and find more than one website, this might be a clue that a scammer is using another company's name illegally.
  • If you received an email describing the position, check the company’s website to make sure the sending email address is legitimate.
  • If you suspect someone is trying to scam you, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-382-4357 or online at reportfraud.ftc.gov.

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.