6 Helpful Resources For Job Seekers

Finding a new job can be a lengthy and difficult process for many people, regardless of level of experience or stage of career. Luckily, there are services to help people not only find new employment opportunities, but also make sure that they find the right fit. In no particular order, here are several companies assisting job seekers in their searches.

First up at #1 is iRelaunch, a company that works to help people return to the workforce. Whether job seekers are returning from a career break of one year or over 20, iRelaunch has numerous programs through which they can find work again. The company has produced or been part of over 500 career re-entry programs and presentations since its inception in 2007.

As a female-owned business, iRelaunch is particularly mindful about women returning to the workforce after taking time off for their families. The company co-founded and co-leads the STEM Reentry Task Force with the Society of Women Engineers, which works with leading companies in industry sectors including technology, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Next up at #2 is PrideStaff, a temporary staffing and recruiting agency that combines a localized approach with the power of a national network. Its offices are managed by experts who are familiar with both the job opportunities and available talent in their regions. The company has won numerous honors, including the ClearlyRated Client Diamond Award, a distinction given to less than 1% of all staffing firms in North America.

PrideStaff offers comprehensive benefits to employees placed in companies within its network. Field Associates can keep their coverage even if they change jobs. Employees also have the opportunity to receive continuing coverage if their assignment ends. Additionally, the company helps organizations actively manage workflow changes and capture new opportunities on a timely basis.

At #3 is the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. It's produced by the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to improving the effectiveness of government. The rankings aggregate the opinions of hundreds of thousands of civil servants, in order to create a comprehensive rating of federal agencies and their sub-components. Most of these entities are rated on workplace categories such as leadership, employee engagement, and work–life balance.

By regularly surveying employees, Best Places to Work identifies opportunities to improve government working conditions. It is designed to encourage federal leaders to place greater emphasis on improving employee engagement and workplace culture.

Next at #4 is CareerWise Colorado, a non-profit organization working with companies to create apprenticeship programs. Its modern approach to youth apprenticeship allows businesses to have a hand in shaping young talent, while also providing an applied learning environment for students.

CareerWise was inspired by the Swiss apprenticeship system. These apprenticeships allow young people to step directly into high-paying, in-demand jobs, while ensuring that businesses can find employees with the appropriate skills. By the conclusion of the program, students are intended to have gained meaningful work experience, a nationally recognized industry certification, a professional network, and the opportunity to earn debt-free college credit.

At #5 is FlexJobs, a subscription service that helps people find remote jobs, as well as other flexible employment opportunities such as freelance, part-time, and seasonal. While other work search websites don't screen posts, FlexJobs looks at each listing in order to prevent scams.

FlexJobs offers specialized search services, including discounted career coaching for subscribers. Job seekers have access to many helpful resources such as over 170 expert skills tests, thousands of articles, and webinars with top hiring companies.

Last up at #6 is Addison Group, a staffing and consulting firm. Founded in Chicago in 1999, the company has expanded across the country to serve the needs of both employers and job seekers. Addison Group is a multi-year winner of the Inavero award, which recognizes staffing agencies that have a proven track record of superior service.

Addison Group works to understand the culture and team dynamics of each hiring company, then hand-selects pre-vetted candidates with the right experience to ensure a perfect match. The company maintains specialized branches catering to different industries and geographical areas.