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Best Resources For Job Seekers In DFW

February 22, 2013 5:00 AM

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Searching for a job in DFW can be overwhelming and tiring. Fortunately for job seekers, DFW is one of the stronger economic regions in the country and has an abundance of job openings waiting to be filled. For the earnest of job hunters, DFW has plentiful resources that can aid in the search for a job in the DFW market and hopefully generate a favorable outcome.

Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-1400
www.dallaslibrary2.org

The Dallas Public Library is one of the top resources for job seekers in the DFW metroplex. From video tutorials on how to fill out a job application to classes covering job searching skills, the Dallas Public Library hits every nail on its head. Other topics covered at the library span from resume building and interviewing skills to DVDs exploring the depths of the perfect cover letter – just a few of the most essential concepts that one needs when delving into the job market. All of the Dallas Public Library divisions offer these services for free for all library card holders.

Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County
1320 S University Drive
Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 413-4400
www.workforcesolutions.net

As if serving this country weren’t hard enough, searching for a job as a United States armed forces veteran also brings its own set of challenges. Luckily, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County has enlisted the services of numerous career consultants who are willing and ready to assist veterans on their quest for sustainable employment. Self-assessment questionnaires are available online to pinpoint character traits and skill sets that may be critical for employment in the DFW job market. Important to note is that the resources and training provided by Workforce Solutions are free and available both online and in person.

Related: Veterans Resource Center Opens In Dallas

CareerDFW
www.careerdfw.org

It is only fitting that an organization built out of hard work, sweat and tears is one of the top organizations in the DFW metroplex committed to assisting job seekers. This non-profit charitable organization founded by Jeff Morris in 2008 exceeds the bounds of the ordinary job posting site. CareerDFW not only posts job listings but also provides job tips, assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs and also dishes out advice on networking and recruitment tactics. With the growing popularity of group meetups and focus groups, CareerDFW has a wealth of information on finding the right career group for your needs. Bonus: the humor section of the site can give you a lift when the search feels endless.

Mom Corps Dallas
(888) 438-8122
www.momcorpsdallas.com

One of the hardest obstacles for a working parent is maintaining a healthy work-life balance. For most, flexible hours at work are a must due to the demanding constraints of children’s own personal schedules and for some parents, their children’s daycare hours. Built on a mission that wholeheartedly supports the quality of life for DFW families, Mom Corps Dallas has created a community designed to assist those professionals searching for employment that gives a great work life balance. Mom Corps Dallas offers resume writing services in addition to access to information on recommended reading that can help job seekers with career and professional advice.

Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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