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Job Seekers

How Can We Help You?

Finding a job on your own is not an easy task. Our staff of professionals can help you find your first job, a better job, or assist with your career change. If you have become unemployed, re-entry into the job market can be intimidating. We are here to support and assist you in obtaining a position with a new organization. Visit one of our locations in Arcadia, Sebring, or Wauchula to find out more.

>Job Search

Whether you've been recently laid off, have been looking for a job for a long time or just looking for a better opportunity, we can help! Your first step is to register in the Employ Florida Marketplace www.EmployFlorida.com. Employ Florida is a powerful tool in your job search - "One Click, Endless Opportunities".

As a job seeker, you can create and send resumes and cover letters to employers, review available jobs, review job openings, research labor market information, and more.

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>Recently Unemployed?

To learn if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, visit the Floridajobs website or call 1-800-385-3920 for information.  All applications are processed on-line - computers are available at all CareerSource Heartland centers for this process.

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>Still Unsure?

Our experienced staff is available to assist with your job search. Visit any one of our three Centers in Arcadia, Sebring, or Wauchula.

Click here for location information

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Job Search

It is recommended that you conduct daily job searches. When your qualifications match a new position that becomes available, apply for it! However, please keep in mind that you must meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

If the position requires a referral, just stop by your local Center - no appointment needed. Some employers do require an additional level of screening prior to referral, so if a job posting does not provide detailed information, a staff member at any Center can provide assistance.

The Next Steps

After registering in Employ Florida, you will be asked to enter your resume and background information. Employers search the Employ Florida Marketplace every day looking to find the right candidate to interview and select, and a complete "portfolio" get you noticed! In addition, our own staff may take notice when trying to fill a job order for an employer.

Work History

Enter your resume into the Employ Florida Marketplace system using the user-friendly resume builder tool. It is important to make your resume "searchable", which means that you should not "cut and paste" information from an existing document. If you are unsure about the amount and type of information to include in your resume, CareerSource Heartland offers workshops at all three locations. Workshops include resume writing assistance and a variety of other topics.

Don't Give Up!

If the positions you have applied for do not result in interviews, re-evaluate your situation. Does your resume need refining? Do you need additional training? We encourage you to come into our Centers and speak to a Career Counselor about your job search strategy. If additional training is desired, attend one of our Workforce Investment Act (WIA) orientation classes to learn about the training opportunities available.