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Job Search & Networking (GCFLearn): Learn how to find jobs online, network, identify your skills, and what to do if you have a criminal record.

The 10 Best Job Search Websites of 2021 (The Balance Careers): Expand your job search by finding the best search site to meet your goals.

Applying for Jobs (GCFLearn): Learn about cover letters, interviewing skills, job applications and resume writing. Try this tutorial from GCFLearn to get started with Indeed.

Utilize CareerBuilder to Find Employment (Coursera): This free guided project will help you get started using CareerBuilder, a website to find and apply for jobs online.

Build a Profile for a Dream Job with Indeed (Coursera): This free guided project will help you get started using Indeed, a website to find and apply for jobs online.

Create a Resume & Cover Letter w/ Google Docs (Coursera): Use Google Docs, a free online word processor to make your resume and cover letter. The guided project is free as well!

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Improve Your Resume & Cover Letter

Create a Resume & Cover Letter with Google Docs (Coursera): This free course will guide you through building your resume and cover letter using the free Google Doc word processor.

Resume Writing (GCFLearn): Try the YouTube playlist or the written guide to build a resume.

Cover Letters (GCFLearn): Try the YouTube playlist or the written guide to write a cover letter.

Resumes and CVs Workshop (Purdue Online Writing Lab): Learn about formatting, resume sections, and other important details in this written guide.

Resume & Cover Letter Guided Projects (Coursera): Go to Coursera and search for “resume” to find free guided projects and courses to write a great resume & cover letter.

Social Media for Professionals

LinkedIn Basics (GDFLearn): Get started with LinkedIn and learn how to network online.

Using Twitter for Professional Development (Learn How to Become): Twitter is a popular platform for professionals. Use this guide to get started with your own account.

Should You Use Facebook for Professional Networking (The Balance Careers): Learn the do’s and don’ts of using Facebook to build your career.

Learn Microsoft Office for Free

A Complete Guide to Microsoft Office: Learn what’s included with Microsoft Office, what it’s good for, and how to get it.

Microsoft 365 Training (Microsoft): Use Microsoft’s free training series to learn Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email and the rest of the Microsoft 365 Suite.

Microsoft Office Tutorials (GCFLearn): This collection of free tutorials will help you learn both new and older versions of Microsoft Office, depending upon what you have access to use.

Everyday Excel Specialization (Coursera): The University of Colorado Boulder offers this free three-course series to help you learn Excel online. Earn a certificate to improve your resume.

Virtual Interview Preparation

Virtual Interviews (CareerOneStop): Learn the general process and virtual interview etiquette.

Getting Started with Zoom (GCFLearn): Get comfortable using Zoom before the interview.

Skype Video Calls Tutorials (GCFLearn): Get comfortable using Skype before the interview.

Google Hangouts (GCFLearn): Get comfortable using Google Hangouts before the interview.

Interview Preparation

Practice Interview Tips and Techniques (The Balance Careers): Use this set of practice interview questions, preparation tips and tricks to ace your upcoming interview.

Job Interview Guide (The Balance Careers): This guide will help you research the company to which you are applying and choose the right outfit to get the job done.

Follow-Up Email Examples For After the Interview (Indeed): Remember to follow-up with a thank-you email after the interview. This guide with examples will help.

Choose a New Career

Career Self-Assessments (CareerOneStop): Take one or more assessments to choose a new career based on interests, skills, and/ or work values. Career examples are available!

Find An American Job Center (CareerOneStop): Enter your zip code to find local job centers, employment and training programs.

Job Seeker Resources (Nebraska Department of Labor): Find local jobs, explore career videos, find High Wage, High Demand, High Skills jobs, and find training assistance & programs.

CTE Career Fields & Career Clusters: Six career fields with activities and information sheets to help you understand what’s available in different fields.

Workforce Atlas (Pearson & ProLiteracy): An online career career pathways platform that assesses adults’ literacy, numeracy, skills and interests. Find your next career!

Finding Legitimate Work-From-Home Jobs

How to Find Work-From-Home Jobs That Are Hiring Now (The Balance Careers): Find tips and tricks for job searches and a list of legitimate work-from-home job search sites.

Spotting Job Scams (Federal Trade Commission): Not all job listings online are real. Find out how to avoid scammers.

50 Work-From-Home Job Ideas (Forbes): Use this list to brainstorm work-from-home jobs you can pursue. Some options are easier than others.

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