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Learn how to build your skills and apply for the right job. Watch these videos and click on the helpful links.

YouCanToo! Explore Jobs and Careers... Here's How!

Starting your job search? Here’s some important information you should know:
  • There are many free and low-cost job training and job placement  services in New York City
  • It is helpful to think about what types of jobs are right for your skills, interests, and experiences. Use some of the links below to help search for the job that's right for you
  • Not sure if you're ready for an interview? Here's a checklist that can help you get prepared:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Clothes for an interview
  •  Don't be fooled by misleading advertisements that sell "the dream" and offer guaranteed job placements. Check out the Training Guide for more information.
Helpful Links:

Build Your Skills through Education and Training

Workforce1 Career Centers
Workforce1 is a free service that helps people develop their skills and find jobs in New York City.  Workforce1 offers specialized training opportunities for job candidates interested in careers in the healthcare, manufacturing, or transportation fields.
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Department of Education Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE)
OACE offers over 700 classes for adults age 21 and older – covering everything from ESOL courses to GED preparation, during the day, afternoon, evening, and on Saturdays. 
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City University of New York (CUNY)
CUNY offers classes for adults in GED, ESOL, and college-prep. In total, CUNY has over 1,750 programs, more than 230 majors leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees, and more than 160 graduate-degree majors.
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Get Answers to Your Job-Related Questions

Brooklyn Public Library’s Job Resources
The Education & Job Information Center (EJIC) has a large collection of education and job-hunting resources. Many of EJIC’s books on job hunting treat topics such as job success; careers; resume and cover letter writing; and developing interviewing skills.
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New York Public Library’s Job Resources
Find out how you can get unemployment benefits, information on where to find free career counseling and help writing a resume, and jobs for people with criminal histories. There are locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
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Queens Public Library’s Job resources
The Job Information Centers located in the Central Library and Flushing Library of the Queens Library system offer a variety of services for people who are unemployed, underemployed, or searching for a direction.
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Talk to Someone In-person About Your Job Search

Workforce1 Career Centers
Workforce1 is a free service that helps people develop their skills and find jobs in New York City.  
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Check Out the Types of Jobs that are Right for Your Skills

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tell this site what you like to do, and it will help lead you to careers and jobs in those fields.
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Get Information about Unemployment Insurance

New York State Department of Labor
The New York State Department of Labor website lists resources to help individuals get unemployment insurance.
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