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Job-Seeker Services

Do you lack the marketable skills necessary to stay competitive in today’s job market? Were you recently separated from employment through no fault of your own? Are you thinking of making a career change to a field with more advancement opportunity? Help is available at Baltimore County’s three American Job Centers in Randallstown (Liberty), Hunt Valley and Eastpoint.

Visit any one of our American Job Centers to find a team of trained and committed professionals ready to listen, advise and partner with you to target and achieve your career goals.

Find and Connect to Job Opportunities

Computer Resource Labs

Computers are available for preparing résumés, cover letters, completing online job applications, accessing training provider data, as well as obtaining access to the Internet and job search websites.

Computerized Job Bank

The Maryland Workforce Exchange is a robust, comprehensive job search and career development tool, which features a database containing thousands of local and regional job listings.

Fax and Copy Machines

Job centers are equipped with office equipment made available at no-cost that will make your job search a breeze.

Individual Work Space with Telephones

Work space is available to encourage a successful job search.

Labor Market and Career Information

Information on current labor market trends and growing occupations is easily accessible.

Reference and Resource Library

The Reference and Resource Library offers books and other reference materials that will aide your career development and job search activities.

Training and Education Resource Library

The Training and Education Resource Library offers Information about approved training providers and available courses.

Veterans Services

Veteran Representatives are available to assist qualified service men and women and their spouses with additional services and resources at each American Job Center. Find more information about our veterans services.

Sharpen Your Skills

Interview Practice

Competition for good jobs is harder than ever. You need every advantage to get the job you want—and the key to getting hired is a successful interview. Baltimore County American Job centers now offer Perfect Interview, an online tool you can use to practice and develop your interviewing skills.

Perfect Interview creates a realistic “simulated interview” experience where you’re asked challenging questions just as you would in a real job interview. A webcam records your answers, so you can see exactly how you will look and sound during an interview. You can repeat each question and even see examples of how someone else might answer.  If you get stuck, there’s a built-in Interview Coach to offer help.

Visit a Baltimore County American Job Center to learn more about Perfect Interview.

Skills Enhancement

Accelerate your job search through using in-house tutorials and online resource web tools to learn introductory computer skills in:

  • Keyboarding
  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Increase your job opportunities to find employment through gaining referrals to the following Adult Educations programs:

  • GED Courses
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages Classes)
  • Literacy Courses

Get training in the fields for which Baltimore County companies are hiring. Occupational training scholarships in the following high demand fields are available for individuals who meet specific eligibility criteria:

  • Healthcare
  • Transportation, distribution and logistics
  • Information technology
  • Corporate operations center
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Business, financial and educational services

Training scholarships are available on an individual basis to support individuals who meet these eligibility qualification criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Citizenship or non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Military Selective Service registration for males born on or after January 1, 1960
  • Baltimore County resident or:
    • Non-resident recently laid off from a Baltimore County employer
    • Non-resident currently working for a Baltimore County employer but is underemployed (salary criteria must be considered

Plan Your Career Path

Complete Compass, Careerscope or Prove It assessments to learn more about career interests and aptitude. Our staff can work with you to interpret the assessment results and identify career pathways that are a good fit for you.

Career Consultation

Through a comprehensive employability assessment, our professional consultants can help you identify your skills, interest and aptitudes in order to pursue a job or career that is in-demand. You will also receive assistance in the development of a personalized job search strategy or training agenda that will help you land the career of your choice.

Support Services

Consultants can help identify support services that are available to you while you are unemployed.

Résumé Development

Receive tips and guidance from professional résumé writers on how to create or update an effective résumé.

Job Development Assistance

Consultants refer candidates to job developers, who work to connect you with available job openings.

Compass

Compass is a tool designed to help you find your next career.

  • Take a quick, visual based assessment.
  • Discover your career personality and recommended careers.
  • View job info and job openings in Maryland.
  • Over 600 career possibilities to match your personality.

Career Development Workshops

Developed by Baltimore County American Job Center instructional staff, these no-cost workshops provide assistance and guidance on the following workforce topics:

  • Job Readiness Strategies
  • Basic Computers Strategies
    • Day I—Computer Basics
    • Day 2—Microsoft Word Basics
    • Day 3—Internet and Email Basics
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Strategies
  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Social Media Strategies

Read complete course descriptions.

 
Revised October 26, 2017         

 

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