Job Help & Workforce Development
Whether you want to search for a job, investigate a specific career, uncover what careers you might be well suited for, prep for a specific test or certification or brush up on your interpersonal or technical skills, MCLD has you covered! You can access most of these resources by visiting mcldaz.org/research.
Help with every step of the job search process including professional resume review and live interview coaching.
Here are some electronic resources provided for you directly by the Maricopa County Library District:
Offers resume and cover letter assistance along with tips and advice for managing and renewing your career. You can even prepare for job interviews with an interview simulator.
Adult continuing education from basic skills to college prep. Expand your career, study for the GED, improve your computer skills or even study for the United States Citizenship Exam.
Research and access to more than 20 million businesses along with corporate analysis. With 2.5 million job postings, you can find a new job with mapping tools and enhanced business profiles.
Test preparation for entrance, certification and professional license exams. Information on careers, colleges, technical schools and executive programs.
Search Gale Courses for the word “job” to uncover several pages of six week online courses that job seekers can take to improve their skills. Examples include “Twelve Steps to a Successful Job search”, “Jump Start Your Career” and a variety of basic skill and career path specific courses.
We also recommend several online resources that are available for free online that are not provided by the Maricopa County Library District:
ARIZONA@WORK: One-Stop Career Centers provide job search and job readiness assistance. Workforce development specialists provide no-charge comprehensive career search assistance including:
- Resume development and review
- Labor market information
- Career counseling
- Extensive resource library
- Job readiness workshops
- Skill and aptitude assessment
Goodwill My Career Advisor: A unique platform with live chat, designed to help with career services including resume & cover letter builders, resume feedback, training modules, and employment opportunities.
Indeed.com: Currently the largest job listing site.
Khan Academy: Hosts free, online courses in math, science, economics, humanities, computers, and cryptography. It also has test prep and help for SAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, GMAT, and others.
LearnFree.org: Learn a huge variety of life and workplace skills.
LinkedIn: Currently the largest professional network in the Internet. Post resumes and portfolios, connect with other professionals and network.