The job hunt can feel daunting and sometimes lonely, but it doesn’t have to. In Florida’s Tampa Bay Area, we’re afforded many resources and opportunities, one of which is CareerSource. With offices across the Tampa Bay Area, CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas arm job seekers with a diverse toolbox.
Here are some of the services offered through the establishment:
Job Search 101
On the CareerSource Tampa Bay website, job seekers have access to a set of instruction videos designed to teach the art of the job search. From Career Path Planning to Networking and Job Search Mistakes to Transitioning Careers, these video tutorials cover every aspect of the job search.
CareerSource Pinellas also includes these video tutorials.
Employ Florida Access
Both CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas include a link to Employ Florida, an online database of current jobs available in the state. On the Pinellas page, job seekers can access Employ Florida’s different sections, which includes a specific page for those seeking jobs in environmentally friendly sectors, veterans, one for persons with disabilities, and another for job seekers over the age of 50.
The Tampa offices offer weekly skills training at no cost to the job seeker. Courses include basic computer skills, financial literacy, career mapping, job search computers skills, and many more. Each Tampa location has a schedule posted on the website. Interested parties need only email the appropriate center with some contact information and the workshop they’re interested in.
Career Fairs and Recruitment Events
One of the best ways to physically get in front of hiring mangers is at career fairs. Both CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas provide information on upcoming career fairs they host. They both provide helpful hints and tips for preparing for and getting the most out of the job fair experience.
The Tampa Bay locations provide access to recruitment events for in-demand opportunities. These opportunities include trades like HVAC, substitute teaching, food service workers, and call center representatives. Job seekers can access a full listing of upcoming recruitment events here.
One on One Support
CareerSource Pinellas and Tampa Bay both have physical locations across the Bay Area where job seekers can fill out applications on provided computers, work with someone on their résumé, complete training, and simply ask questions if needed. These in-person resources are provided free of charge.
This is only a small snippet of the offerings available to the underemployed and unemployed in the Tampa Bay Area. CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas have a wealth of resources for veterans, workers with disabilities, and students as well. For a full listing, visit one of the many area facilities or the CareerSource websites.