Job interview tips for older workers

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A job interview is your time to shine during the job application process. To many employers, your social skills and your attitude is just as important as your job skills. Here are some tips to help you demonstrate the asset

Launching or managing a small business? Check out your local SBDC


Small Business Development Centers offer free business advising, mentoring, and training classes to help business owners improve management skills and business profitability. SBDC services are available to all small business owners, with specialized programs for minorities, women, veterans, and others.

Employment programs in your neighborhood
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In honor of Labor Day 2023, celebrated on September 4, we’re celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to growing the U.S. economy by improving job quality, equity, and accessibility for all workers. 

Target your job search like a pro
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Looking for a way to bypass the competition for job openings? Targeting a list of companies you’d like to work for is a proven effective job search strategy that puts you in the driver’s seat. CareerOneStop’s Business Finder is a

5 stereotypes of older workers—and how you can combat the bias and get hired

Do you think you may suffer from age discrimination in the job market? Hiring bias against any worker age 40 and older is illegal, but some job seekers still experience it. Be aware of these potential stereotypes so that you

Take the Interest Assessment to explore your future
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Interests are a great place to start your career planning. Whether you’re a student, a new graduate, or just want some direction for your career, interests are a helpful framework to generate career ideas that fit what you like to

Secure employment for justice-involved workers
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Are you looking for talented, dedicated, enthusiastic employees? Or are you a returning citizen looking for job opportunities to take care of your family, pay your bills, and regain your life outside of incarceration? Learn about the Federal Bonding Program

Employers: Learn about starting an apprenticeship program


Did you know that starting an apprenticeship program can help you meet your recruitment, training, and retention needs? Read on to learn more about Registered Apprenticeships. What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program? Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway

Introvert or extrovert at work?
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How much does your introversion or extroversion preference affect your career choices? The short answer is: it probably depends a lot on how strong your preference is. If you thrive with lots of people around you, frequent changes, do OK

Workforce professionals: Learn about your local job market
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Need to advise customers and clients about employment demand and typical wages? Want a better understanding of your state and local job market? CareerOneStop offers easy-to-use tools and information to help you learn about employment trends so that you can