How to Find a Job: Looking for Job Openings
- 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?
View a list of general job 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 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.
DenverWorks offers services to individuals in the Denver metro area with barriers to employment. Their resources include the 2nd Chance program, which provides employment assistance to the prisoner re-entry population.
Job seekers with a Denver Public Library card can use ReferenceUSA to find local temporary employment agencies. Using the Custom Search feature, check the boxes next to Business Type: Yellow Page Heading and Geography: City, State. Reference USA will create a form for you to search for employment agencies or other types of employers.
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.
The Westword alternative weekly paper also has classified ads and is searchable by part-time positions.
Net-Temps is an online recruiting service for the staffing industry.