By: Emma Ross
Are you seeking work but don’t know where to start? Do feel overwhelmed by the application process? Has job hunting changed since the last time you searched for work?
The modern landscape for job seekers is overflowing with cover letters, industry networks, social media, and tough interview questions. It can feel overwhelming to find your way through the job search process. PA CareerLink®’s Virtual Resource Center is a one-stop shop to create your own strategic job seeker portfolio.
Do your applications require a cover letter? Although they can feel like daunting essays, the Virtual Resource Center offers materials to break down the anatomy of a cover letter piece by piece. Our resource guide offers helpful pointers such as including a header with your contact information. These materials offer a wealth of knowledge about what information to include that will help you leave a lasting impression on employers.
You can also read through some tips and tricks to refresh your LinkedIn profile with our comprehensive guide. Master the app and learn how to optimize its features for you. Did you know the best time to post content on LinkedIn is Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 AM to 9 AM or 4 PM to 6 PM? Use this knowledge to time your LinkedIn updates and reach as many potential connections as possible.
The Center offers a variety of tools and templates to guide you through the current application system. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and complete our Elevator Speech Worksheet. An elevator speech is a concise but impactful introduction to who you are and what you have to offer. The worksheet can help you craft a 30-second showcase of your unique strengths.
The Virtual Resource Center can help you through the job seeking process from start to finish. Whether you are looking for your first job or have years of experience in your field, PA CareerLink® is here to support you every step of the way.
The Job Seeker’s Handbook is a new series focused on highlighting tools and resources for job seekers in Luzerne County.