Local Job Search Tools & Tips
No matter where you live, job hunting can be stressful, tiring, and sometimes very daunting. To help make the process a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of resources in Gallatin County (and elsewhere) that can help with all things job hunting. From resumes to interview tips to job searches, we’ve got you covered!
Resources in Gallatin County
Bozeman Job Service can help with all things job searching, including help creating and designing a resume, help with interviews (they even offer mock interviews), and can make a profile for you that will help you search all kinds of jobs in your city or all throughout Montana. Bozeman Job Service can also help find resources and job seeking assistance for everyone, including veterans and people with disabilities. Bozeman Job Service also offers free access computer, printer, and fax to your job seeking needs. There is no income requirement to access Bozeman Job Service’s programs and resources. To schedule an appointment with Bozeman Job Service, call 406-582-9200 or visit their website to learn more about their services here: http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/local/bozeman/contact.asp .
Career Transitions in Belgrade offers many of the same services as Bozeman Job Service, but is more conveniently located for residents outside of Bozeman. Career Transitions offers one-on-one job seeker assistance, resume assistance, and even has some workforce training classes. Career Transitions also offers tutoring for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test, formerly GED). Career Transitions also offers free access to computers, printers, and fax. Everyone is welcome to use services and resources offered by Career Transitions, including veterans and people with disabilities. There is no income requirement to access Career Transitions’ service and resources. To schedule an appointment with Career Transitions, call them at 406-388-6701 or visit their website at www.careertransitions.com.
Adult & Community Education (ACE) in Willson School has people that can help with resumes and tutoring for HiSET in addition to their many educational opportunities for adult students 16 years and older. To learn more, call them at 406-522-6012 or visit their website at http://www.bsd7.org/community/adulted/.
Other Job Search Tools
University Websites usually have employment sections for jobs within their university system. For example, Montana State University and University of Montana have employment pages shown below:
Job Search Engines
Job search engines are great ways to see job postings in specific fields or geographical areas. Many will allow a user to create an account and post a resume that can be viewed by potential employers, while allowing a job seeker to browse job postings or narrow by certain criteria, and have various other functions for job seekers as well. Below is a list of some of the top online job search engines nationally or in Montana:
Other Job Seeker Suggestions
Check your local newspaper employment section for job postings. For example, the Bozeman Chronicle posts their job postings here: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/jobs/.
Join LinkedIn. LinkedIn.com lets you build a profile (basically, an online resume) and connect to friends, family, co-workers, other connections. LinkedIn sends email alerts for job postings based on your experience. Employers can also recruit potential employees by searching for key words that may match words within your profile.
If there is a company for which you are interested in working, regularly check their website for job postings that may not have been posted to job search engines yet. If they have a Facebook or Twitter page, it never hurts to follow those as well. Many employers will put job postings on their social media pages.
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