Learn about career counseling at One-Stop Career Centers, our JobQuest search tool, training resources, and more!
No matter what your age or stage in life, you may be wondering how to find a job, advance your career, or make a career change. Whether you’re a student and a work permit , a layoff casualty exploring career options , a disabled worker needing a job , a veteran transitioning to civilian work , or a recent college graduate , we have resources to help.
Experienced career counselors at our One-Stop Career Centers can work with you on your job search, help you access online employment resources including JobQuest and America's Service Locator, connect you with hiring employers, and explain the benefits of taking part in Career Center Seminars and reemployment programs. You can also find job-related workshops, upcoming job fairs, and recruitment events . And take advantage of resources to help you craft cover letters , create job-winning resumes , and find recommended training to upgrade your skills .
Interested in a government job? Search the Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO) database to find current openings with most state agencies. USAJOBS is your one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Or check out employment opportunities with state authorities and quasi-state agencies , such as the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), or the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority. Need to take a Massachusetts state, city or local level civil service examination ? You can apply online for a scheduled civil service exam .
From Massachusetts court system employment opportunities to job openings for K-12 educators and state college and university positions , job postings are updated regularly. You can also find openings for critical jobs in industries such as manufacturing, life sciences, information technology, and the creative sector .
Finally, volunteering opportunities through programs such as Connect & Serve or Commonwealth Corps offer you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It’s also a great way to gain experience in a new field. Sometimes it can directly lead to a job with the organization you are volunteering with. Or it can lead to employment elsewhere. Even if an opening at your favorite charity doesn’t develop, employees and other volunteers may have connections at a company that is hiring.