The first step in getting a new job is finding open positions. This can pose particular challenges for older workers and those recently incarcerated. Using the websites and resources included here will get you on the right track to finding your dream job.
- What are some general job sites?
- What resources are available for older workers?
- What resources are there for people reentering the job market after incarceration?
- Can I find temporary or part-time work?
Denver Public Library maintains a great list of job websites. There are some sites that are local to the greater Denver area, but many others that list state-wide and even national sites.
AARP has a lot of great information for older workers, including help on writing resumes and cover letters, ideas for part-time employment, and articles on retirement planning. AARP also has a job search board which includes positions from age-friendly employers.
Quintessential Careers has a very comprehensive list of job and volunteer sites for older workers as well as articles on job hunting, resumes, and interview strategies.
The book Go: Getting On After Getting Out is a Colorado-centric publication that provides a wealth of information about community agencies, workforce centers and other places to find help, tips on how to fill out an application, and what to say about your criminal history when you are asked about your conviction. Many libraries in Colorado have the book in their collection. Ask for it at your local library. If they don’t have it, they can probably get it for you through interlibrary loan.
If you’re in the Denver area, DenverWorks is available to help individuals with barriers to employment. Their resources include the 2nd Chance program, which provides employment assistance to the prisoner re-entry population.
Many public libraries in Colorado have access to databases such as ReferenceUSA that will allow you to search for temp agencies in your area. Your local phone book’s Yellow Pages may also have employment agencies listed. Craigslist is a good source for local part-time work. Job seekers can search by keyword, job category, or by all part-time positions available. Additionally, some labor, freelance, and part-time positions are listed under the Gigs section.
Net-Temps is an online recruiting service for the staffing industry.
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