Career Exploration Tools
- Labor Market Information
MDOL's Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) provides data on wages, jobs in demand, employment and industry trends and much more.
- My Next Move
This tool is aimed at providing job seekers with information on more than 900 occupations, as well as local job openings and training opportunities in a simple, user-friendly format.
- mySkills myFuture
This site is designed to help those with previous work experience match their existing skills to new occupations
- O*NET Online
An interactive application for exploring and searching occupations
U.S. DOL site that helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices.
Resources for Job Seekers
The CareerCenter is the place to start when you're looking for your first job, your next job, a better job - or a whole new career. It's also the place to find information on training and education. You do not need to be claiming unemployment benefits or be out of work to use our services.
Maine's Job Bank
Job Seeker/Returning Customer - Please Note: If you are at your local CareerCenter and need assistance with your login, please seek assistance at the Information Center.
Job Seeker/New Customer - Get started by registering for Maine's Job Bank. You can search for jobs online, post your resume, and get matched with employers looking for your skills.
The following documents on this page are available for download in either "PDF", Microsoft "Word" or Microsoft "Excel" formats. You will need either the free Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word or free Microsoft Word Reader, Microsoft Excel or free Excel Viewer to view and print them.
Once you set up your Job Bank account, you may refer to the job seeker frequently asked questions or download the Job Bank Reference Manual (12-page, 2MB, PDF) for tips on using the system.
To give feedback on this manual, send us an e-mail.
- Job Search Assistance: CareerCenter staff can assist you with your job search, or help you connect with special programs or resources.
- Unemployment Resources: use CareerCenter computers to file your claim online
- Resume Tips
- Career Planning and Skills Evaluation: attend one of our career planning workshops or ask staff to help you connect with self directed on-line resources.
- Interview Tips
- Training Information
- Veterans' Services: Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.
- Services for Persons with Disabilities: all CareerCenters are equipped to serve those with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.
- Services for Young People
- Ticket to Work: If you receive SSI or SSDI benefits and want to work, all Maine CareerCenters will accept your Ticket to Work and can provide guidance on how your earnings will affect your benefits.
- Workshops: CareerCenters offer workshops and classes on a variety of topics including networking, job search techniques, resume writing, and more. Find workshops at a CareerCenter near you.
- Job Fairs: get a list of upcoming job fairs in your area or around the state.
Job Search Tools
- List of other online job search engines
- Equipment: computer labs, internet access, fax machines, copiers, phones, are all available for job search purposes.
- Find Jobs in Demand: Maine Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) provides data on wages, jobs in demand, employment and industry trends and much more.
- Employment and Wage Information for Maine Jobs: See average wages and employment levels for different occupations in Maine
- Federal Bonding Program: provides Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for "at-risk," hard-to-place job seekers.
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): a federal tax credit that offers an incentive for private sector businesses to hire individuals from 12 targeted groups that have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
- Layoff Assistance: if you have recently been laid off, find out about programs that can assist you.