PA CareerLink® Montgomery County
Our monthly event calendar is posted below. Additional information, including workshop descriptions and how to register, can be accessed by clicking on the calendar.
Scroll down for more detailed information about the range of services offered at PA CareerLink® Montgomery County.
Job Search Enrollment Those seeking services create the first step in Employment Essentials in the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County system.
Users are able to create a detailed resume, upload additional resumes, search and apply for jobs on the Commonwealth's operating system, PA CareerLink® online. To visit PA CareerLink® online, go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov. Enrollment has the extra benefit of employers and staff having access to your profile to match potential employment opportunities.
Job Search An individual can look for opportunities, staff can run a “match” to find job seekers to fill positions, and employers can review resumes electronically to find candidates.
Search for available employment opportunities with staff assistance or self-service at PA CareerLink® online. To visit PA CareerLink® online, go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.
Career Counseling Career Counseling is offered through one-to-one consultation to assess needs, identify barriers, and create a plan for job readiness.
An individual who is unsure of their next steps can be counseled to take a “CareerScope” that would help indicate employment opportunities to meet their profile.
Funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provides training opportunities to enhance skills that allow candidates to compete in today’s ever-changing job market.
Individuals who have worked in a position for a number of years might not be familiar with new software and technology. Training will enhance one’s established skills and marketability.
Job Readiness Workshops Workshops help fine-tune resumes, develop interviewing skills, and create strategies for job searches. Workshops also teach candidates how to “brand” oneself, and offer instruction on how to use social media for effective networking.
PA CareerLink® Online
PA CareerLink® online is designed to make job searching easier. The site pulls in job feeds from various websites to assist with job searches in a central location. Job seekers using PA CareerLink® online have a larger database to research opportunities. Referrals, applications, and job search activities are stored and can be easily accessed for compliance with the unemployment work-search mandate. To visit PA CareerLink® online, go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.
The O*NET database identifies, defines, and describes the comprehensive elements of job performance in the world of work. It replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
O*NET is widely used in enrollment for participants who cannot articulate current skills.